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Swedbank’s Leak Link Suspicious Payments to Manafort-linked Company

A shell company seen as a tool for bribing Ukraine’s runaway president Viktor Yanukovych appears to have made payments to a firm that transferred money to Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, reporters of a Swedish broadcaster found after digging...

China’s former Internet regulator jailed 14 years for bribery

A Chinese court on Tuesday (March 26) jailed the former chief internet regulator, Lu Wei, for 14 years, having found the once influential official guilty of taking bribes worth almost US$5 million. Lu, one of numerous senior officials caught up in...

Ex-Hong Kong minister Patrick Ho gets 3 three years in jail for bribery

Disgraced former Hong Kong minister Patrick Ho Chi-ping is expected to be sent to a minimum security prison after a US court sentenced him to three years in jail and fined him US$400,000 (HK$3.1 million) over a multimillion-dollar bribery...

Yale rescinds admission of student in bribery scandal

Yale University has rescinded the admission of a student linked to a national bribery scandal School spokesman Tom Conroy said in an email Monday that an investigation resulted in the decision to rescind the admission of a single student. He...

Malta fails its first Moneyval aml test

Malta’s anti-money laundering regime received a poor grade in a draft Moneyval evaluation, with the government now scrambling to push up its final score before the summer deadline. The Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and...

ING Italy investigated over alleged money laundering

Prosecutors in Milan have begun a formal investigation into alleged money laundering involving Dutch bank ING Groep NV’s Italian business, a source close to the matter said. ING had no immediate comment on Tuesday on the investigation, which was launched...

Nigeria: EFCC declares ex-NIA DG, Oke, wife wanted in N13bn money laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has declared a former Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Amb. Ayodele Oke and his wife, Folasade, wanted for failing to appear in court to answer for the N13 billion money laundering charges...

Swedbank investor Alecta not satisfied with money-laundering report

Swedbank investor Alecta said on Friday that neither an external report on Baltic accounts at the bank suspected of being used for money-laundering nor the proposed continuation of the probe lived up to its expectations. Alecta, which holds close...

Ex-leader of Peru arrested for public intoxication in California

Peru’s ex-president — who is wanted in his home country in connection with a massive bribery scandal — was arrested in California for allegedly being wasted in public, authorities said. Alejandro Toledo was nabbed Sunday night at a restaurant in...

Robert Vadra’s Anticipatory Bail Extended In Money Laundering Case

A Delhi court Tuesday extended Robert Vadra's anticipatory bail in a money laundering case till March 25 and asked him to join the probe in the matter after the Enforcement Directorate said he was required for custodial interrogation. Special...

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