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3 December 2021

Pakistan’s Federal Bureau of Revenue wins its first-ever case of money laundering against a tax evader

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30 November 2021

Wife of “El Chapo” jailed for three years in the US for drug trafficking and money laundering

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28 November 2021

Australian authorities allege that more than A$1 billion has been laundered through poker machines in pubs and clubs

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27 November 2021

Argentinian Vice-President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and her son and daughter cleared in money laundering case

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19 November 2021

Californian man jailed for three years for laundering US$13 million drug proceeds through Bitcoin

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18 November 2021

Swiss financial regulator reprimands two more banks for involvement in Venezuelan money laundering

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12 November 2021

UK’s FCA fines Sunrise Brokers LLP £642,400 for serious AML failings

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9 November 2021

Former chief justice of Bangladesh jailed for eleven years for abuse of trust and money laundering

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9 November 2021

Head of Mexico’s FIU resigns over wedding party scandal

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8 November 2021

Former chairman of Nigeria’s Pension Reform Task Team jailed for money laundering

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7 November 2021

LA’s Bicycle Hotel and Casino fined US$500,000 for AML failings

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3 November 2021

China reports first case of money laundering using digital yuan

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29 October 2021

Chinese-American “kingpin” jailed for 15 years in the US for laundering US$30 million drug proceeds

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26 October 2021

Lincolnshire teenager who ran sophisticated money laundering operation has £2 million of bitcoin seized

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22 October 2021

Cypriot company and South African law firm agree to forfeit £29 million allegedly linked to money laundering in the UK

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22 October 2021

UK’s FCA fines Credit Suisse £147,190,276 for financial crime due diligence failings related to Mozambican loans

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21 October 2021

FATF updates its list of jurisdictions under increased monitoring

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20 October 2021

Swedish financial regulator orders Danske Bank to rectify its AML/CFT risk assessment by end June 2022

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14 October 2021

UK’s OFSI publishes its annual review to end March 2021

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13 October 2021

Police in China crack 800 million yuan cryptocurrency laundering scam

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7 October 2021

NatWest pleads guilty in the UK to failing to prevent alleged money laundering

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6 October 2021

Chinese man jailed in the US for laundering money to fund the illegal trade in protected turtles

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6 October 2021

US lauches new Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team to tackle money laundering and ransomware attacks

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3 October 2021

ICIJ annouces latest investigation into leaked data: the Pandora Papers come from fourteen offshore service providers

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1 October 2021

Former MLRO of Pilatus Bank in Malta charged in her personal capacity over money laundering allegations

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23 September 2021

UK publishes first National Risk Assessment of proliferation financing

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23 September 2021

UK online gambling business EU Lotto fined £760,000 for AML failings

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20 September 2021

London solicitor fined and banned from compliance roles for ignoring AML obligations

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19 September 2021

South African Reserve Bank imposes financial penalties on two life insurers for AML failings

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16 September 2021

Welsh barber jailed for £90,000 romance fraud and money laundering

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13 September 2021

Basel AML Index 2021 is published

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10 September 2021

Maltese notary fined €61,573 for AML failings

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9 September 2021

French court sentences Bashar al-Assad’s uncle to four years in prison for money laundering and other financial crimes

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9 September 2021

German finance ministry raided in money laundering investigation

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9 September 2021

Stockbroker Richard Faithfull jailed for 5 years and 10 months in the UK for laundering £2.5 million proceeds of investment fraud

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6 September 2021

New Zealand authorities fine derivatives issuer CLSA Premium NZ$770,000 for AML failings

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4 September 2021

Durham-based drug-trafficking, money-laundering, tax-evading property developer forfeits £850,000 to the National Crime Agency

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31 August 2021

Reserve Bank of New Zealand fines TSB Bank NZ$3.5 million for AML failings

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31 August 2021

Maltese authorities fine Pilatus Bank €4.9 million for AML failings

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27 August 2021

Austria’s former far-right chancellor found guilty of corruption

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25 August 2021

William Hill online gambling subsidiary Mr Green fined SEK 31.5 million by Swedish Gambling Authority for AML failings

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25 August 2021

Hong Kong customs smashes money laundering ring accused of smuggling HK$166 million over world’s longest sea crossing

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25 August 2021

US sanctions Paraguayan money laundering network

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25 August 2021

Danske Bank defeats shareholder appeal in the US over money laundering scandal in Estonia

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25 August 2021

Nicaraguan authorities accuse prominent journalist of money laundering

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17 August 2021

Forty people jailed in Abu Dhabi for fraud and money laundering

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16 August 2021

Maltese money transfer firm fined €502,000 for AML failings

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12 August 2021

Bermuda Monetary Authority fines Allianz Life Bermuda Limited US$1.7 million for AML and sanctions failings

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11 August 2021

Reserve Bank of New Zealand issues formal warning to Westpac Banking Corporation concerning AML/CFT failings

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10 August 2021

FinCEN fines virtual currency exchange BitMEX US$100 million, in part for AML failings

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6 August 2021

Two more members of QQAAZZ cyber-laundering gang plead guilty in the US to money laundering

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5 August 2021

UK’s OFSI announces £50,000 penalty on payment service provider TransferGo for beaching Ukraine sanctions

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5 August 2021

CEO of US payroll firm jailed for fraud and US$1 billion money laundering

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30 July 2021

Digital bank Monzo under investigation by the UK’s FCA for potential AML failings

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30 July 2021

UK AML expert given suspended jail sentence and community order for money laundering

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29 July 2021

Nigerian “influencer” Hushpuppi pleads guilty in the US to money laundering

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29 July 2021

UK to scrap national fraud reporting centre Action Fraud after failings revealed

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27 July 2021

Leeds woman jailed for 34 months for laundering over £5 million cash

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26 July 2021

El Salvador’s ex-president and nine other former officials charged with illegal enrichment and money laundering

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24 July 2021

Vatican reveals property holdings for the first time in a drive for transparency

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24 July 2021

Female leader of Kent drugs and money laundering gang jailed for fifteen years

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23 July 2021

Reserve Bank of New Zealand fines TSB NZ$3.85 million for AML failings

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12 July 2021

UK’s FCA warns retail banks to take stronger action against financial crime

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8 July 2021

EU to create new AML agency

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5 July 2021

Jersey jeweller jailed for 7½ years for money laundering for drug gang

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