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22 May 2019

German regulator orders online bank N26 to improve AML controls

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21 May 2019

al-Assad family money forfeited in London

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20 May 2019

Money laundering gambler caught out by dye-stained cash

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17 May 2019

Former Led Zeppelin roadie jailed in Guernsey for money laundering

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17 May 2019

Spanish police find a cash fortune inside a van teetering on the brink of an abyss

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15 May 2019

Athens hospital director and wife found guilty of money laundering

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13 May 2019

New Jersey chiropractor jailed for five years for tax evasion and fifteen more years for money laundering

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12 May 2019

Hampshire Lotto winner ordered to hand over assets as part of money laundering investigation

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10 May 2019

Denmark’s former top financial regulator charged over money laundering at Danske Bank

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10 May 2019

Dublin stockbroker Campbell O’Connor fined €280,000 for AML failings

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9 May 2019

Authorities in Spain dismantle €9 million crypto-laundering ring

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7 May 2019

Thomas Borgen, former CEO of Danske Bank, charged in Denmark over money laundering scandal

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7 May 2019

Two TSB bankers and accountant jailed in London for fraud and money laundering

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2 May 2019

Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik charged in India with money laundering

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1 May 2019

Canadian casino employee blows whistle on Chinese money laundering in 1990s

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30 April 2019

New York rabbi convicted for money laundering is given a lenient sentence thanks to his “selfless life”

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25 April 2019

Swedbank admits multiple AML failings

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24 April 2019

Convicted money launderer ordered to hand over £1.5 million cash found in his luggage at Stansted Airport

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24 April 2019

Belgian football association raided in money laundering investigation

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24 April 2019

Former president of Barcelona football club cleared of money laundering

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23 April 2019

Money laundering charges dropped against Guernsey MLRO

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22 April 2019

Italian owner of Malta-based e-gaming company charged with money laundering

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20 April 2019

Ousted Sudan president under investigation for money laundering after cash hoard found

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12 April 2019

€70 million of assets seized in Hungarian investigation into VAT fraud and money laundering

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9 April 2019

Standard Chartered ordered to pay US$639 million for breaching US sanctions, and £102 million for UK AML failings

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9 April 2019

Cornish couple given prison sentences for drug supply and money laundering

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9 April 2019

Hacker from Russian crime group jailed in the UK for global cyber-blackmail conspiracy and money laundering

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5 April 2019

FCA head of enforcement pledges to use criminal powers to tackle money laundering

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5 April 2019

US ex-Congressman’s Russian bank loses licence thanks to money laundering allegations

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4 April 2019

Sinaloa cartel member pleads guilty in California to laundering US$13 million of drug proceeds

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29 March 2019

Wife of South Africa’s ambassador to Germany found guilty of fraud and money laundering

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29 March 2019

Man jailed in Leeds for identify fraud and money laundering

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28 March 2019

Money launderer for Mexican Juarez drug cartel jailed for eighteen years in the US

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27 March 2019

Swedish authorities widen Swedbank enquiry to include suspected fraud and money laundering

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27 March 2019

Kazakh bank files case in New York alleging that property developer Felix Sater laundered stolen money through Trump properties

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26 March 2019

Two California parents charged with money laundering in connection with college admissions fraud

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21 March 2019

Essex couple given jail sentences for laundering the proceeds of fraud

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21 March 2019

London man found guilty in Guernsey of attempting to launder £153,200 in cash

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20 March 2019

European Commission president Juncker criticised for dismissing money laundering concerns about freeports

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19 March 2019

Institutional investors from 19 countries sue Danske Bank for US$475 million damages over money laundering scandal

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18 March 2019

Danske Bank executive board members waive 2018 bonuses as a result of money laundering scandal

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16 March 2019

Dutch bank ING barred from taking on new clients in Italy thanks to AML concerns

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15 March 2019

Irish police smash “money laundering empire” in Limerick

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13 March 2019

Gang of seven jailed in London for laundering £1.5 million via Santander accounts

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12 March 2019

US Federal Reserve permanently bars two former Goldman Sachs bankers for involvement in 1MDB money laundering

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12 March 2019

UK uber-supervisor OPBAS publishes review of AML supervisory regime

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7 March 2019

Former CEO of Tanzanian Bank M charged with fraud and money laundering

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7 March 2019

Swedish financial regulator admits past failings in AML supervision

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7 March 2019

Paul Manafort sentenced to 47 months in prison for tax fraud and bank fraud and must pay US$24 million in restitution

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6 March 2019

Norfolk builder jailed for four years for fraud and money laundering

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5 March 2019

Lithuania hit by allegations of a “Troika laundromat”

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4 March 2019

UK estate agency Countrywide fined £215,000 for AML failings

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2 March 2019

CFO of mobile banking app Revolut resigns amid money laundering concerns

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1 March 2019

Funds of Mexican state university prozen pending money laundering investigation

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28 February 2019

UK’s new NECC co-ordinates “day of action” against 95 bank accounts suspected of money laundering

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27 February 2019

Swedish prosecutors launch money laundering investigation into Swedbank

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25 February 2019

UK’s OFSI imposes first financial penalty for breach of a financial sanction

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21 February 2019

British spin doctor to former Malaysian PM charged with money laundering

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20 February 2019

UBS ordered to pay 4.5 billion euros in fines and damages by French court for facilitating tax evasion by French clients and money laundering

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19 February 2019

Estonian banking regulator orders Danske Bank to close its branch after money laundering scandal

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18 February 2019

China-based stockbroking firm fined HK$15.2 million for AML failings

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18 February 2019

Scottish man jailed for committing £180,000 VAT fraud to pay previous confiscation order for forgery offences

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18 February 2019

Prolific UK money launderer caught after failed auction house fraud attempt

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15 February 2019

Boss of South African communications regulatory body jailed for twenty years for fraud and money laundering

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13 February 2019

European Commission adopts new list of 23 jurisdictions with weak AML/CFT regimes

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12 February 2019

RCMP dismantles major money laundering network

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12 February 2019

El Chapo found guilty in the US on ten drug, firearms and money laundering charges

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12 February 2019

Rabobank fined one million euros for AML failings

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11 February 2019

Guernsey financial controller found guilty of money laundering

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8 February 2019

“Cash for crash” fraudster admits money laundering

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7 February 2019

Swiss close money laundering investigation into Teddy Obiang with sell-off of twenty-five luxury cars

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7 February 2019

High-living student son of corrupt ex-PM of Moldova forced to hand over £466,321.72 to the UK’s National Crime Agency

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7 February 2019

US political activist linked to Russian agent charged with fraud and money laundering

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6 February 2019

Maldives former president Abdulla Yameen charged with theft, corruption and money laundering

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6 February 2019

Crime boss (and money launderer) Terry Adams pays £46,258 in costs to avoid going back to prison

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4 February 2019

California banker jailed for two years for money laundering

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1 February 2019

Danske Bank to spend two billion euros on “AML improvement efforts”

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31 January 2019

Investigator with South Africa’s Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation jailed for fraud and money laundering

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30 January 2019

Indian court sentences four people to seven years’ “rigorous imprisonment” for drug money laundering

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29 January 2019

Transparency International publishes its Corruption Perceptions Index 2018

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28 January 2019

US charges Chinese telecoms firm Huawei and its CFO with fraud and money laundering

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25 January 2019

Former Westminster Council officer jailed for pension fund fraud and money laundering

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25 January 2019

Teesside drugs boss given four-year prison sentence for money laundering

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23 January 2019

Senior Bulgarian opposition politician charged with money laundering

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22 January 2019

Danske Bank faces shareholder action over money laundering scandal

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21 January 2019

Former UBS worker found guilty of money laundering in data theft case

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19 January 2019

Kenyan police smash currency counterfeiting and money laundering ring

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18 January 2019

Pennsylvania former judge pleads guilty to extortion and money laundering

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17 January 2019

Armenian former minister of nature protection charged with money laundering

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16 January 2019

UK National Crime Agency recovers £1.7 million proceeds of crime from drug and money laundering gang

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16 January 2019

Two Northumberland men jailed for fraud and money laundering involving eighty fake bank accounts

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14 January 2019

National Crime Agency seizes million-pound diamond ring linked to UK’s first UWO

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14 January 2019

UK launches task force to tackle dirty money

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14 January 2019

Investigation reveals that criminals use online game Fortnite for money laundering

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11 January 2019

Two Sheffield men jailed for funding Jihadists in Syria

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10 January 2019

Filipina banker found guilty of money laundering in connection with US$81 million Bangladesh cyber-theft

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8 January 2019

Former Premier League footballer Sam Sodje goes on trial at the Old Bailey for money laundering

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4 January 2019

London lawyer fined £45,000 for AML failings around Panama Papers case

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4 January 2019

Cheshire solicitor jailed for seven years for laundering criminal proceeds through his conveyancing services

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4 January 2019

Three former Credit Suisse bankers arrested in London on suspicion of fraud and money laundering

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3 January 2019

Israeli supermodel and parents to be charged with tax evasion, perjury and money laundering

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