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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...

Swedbank to release external money laundering report on Friday

Swedbank said on Monday that it will release the results of an external investigation into allegations of involvement in a Baltic money laundering scandal on Friday.  Swedbank is one of several banks pulled into a widening scandal engulfing Danske...

UK watchdog hits out at accountants, lawyers over anti-money laundering

Most professional bodies for accountants and lawyers in Britain are failing to ensure that members do all they can to help in the fight against money laundering, a senior regulator said on Tuesday.  The Office for Professional Body Anti-Money...

2 Former Goldman Executives Barred From Banking Industry After Malaysia Fraud Scandal

The Federal Reserve on Tuesday barred two former Goldman Sachs executives from working in the banking industry because of their roles in a multibillion-dollar fraud involving a Malaysian government investment fund. One of the executives, Tim Leissner, who was one...

$25M College Admissions Cheating Scandal Mastermind, William Singer, Pleads Guilty

William “Rick” Singer, the mastermind behind one of the largest and most successful college admissions cheating schemes ever prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), on Tuesday pleaded guilty in a Boston federal court to charges of racketeering...

K-pop band Big Bang member to retire after alleged sex bribery case goes viral

A member of South Korean K-pop band Big Bang who uses the stage name Seungri will leave the entertainment industry after his alleged sex bribery case swept the country, he said on Monday. The decision came a day after he was charged...

Former SNC-Lavalin CEO Pierre Duhaime pleads guilty in bribery case

Former SNC-Lavalin CEO Pierre Duhaime has pleaded guilty to a charge of helping a public servant commit breach of trust for his role in a bribery scandal around the construction of a $1.3-billion Montreal hospital. Duhaime was the last defendant...

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