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South Florida CEO charged in massive money-laundering case targeting illicit gold trade

The owner of a transportation company that hauls gold around the country has been charged in a massive money-laundering case extending from Latin America to South Florida that is still shaking up the precious-metals industry four years after the initial indictment was filed in Miami. Jesus Gabriel Rodriguez Jr., CEO… Read More

TSB bans cryptocurrency amid fraud concerns with Binance and Kraken

More than five million British banking customers are to be barred from buying cryptocurrencies within days amid concerns that trading platforms are riddled with fraudsters. The Times has learnt that TSB is preparing to block its customers from sending money to trading sites such as Binance and Kraken because it… Read More

British ‘Treasure Island’ tax havens face a tempest

Britain’s exotic network of “Treasure Island” tax havens could be facing the biggest threat to its existence in half a century after the United States and its allies pledged to squeeze more tax out of large, profitable multinational companies. The often distant islands of Britain’s former empire have served as… Read More
17th May 2021
The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority has imposed discretionary fines of $4.23 million on corporate services provider Intertrust for breaches of the Anti-Money Laundering Regulations. It is the largest-ever penalty handed down by the financial regulator for AML failings. The financial regulator said the fines are the result of Intertrust’s “pervasive… Read More
17th May 2021
Binance Holdings Ltd. is under investigation by the Justice Department and Internal Revenue Service, ensnaring the world’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange in U.S. efforts to root out illicit activity that’s thrived in the red-hot but mostly unregulated market. As part of the inquiry, officials who probe money laundering and tax… Read More
14th May 2021
By Sadie Brown, OCCRP, 13 May 2021 OCCRP — Politically influential people made up a significant portion of the clients at an offshore bank in the Isle of Man, according to a Brookings Institute researcher who analyzed data from a breach published by Distributed Denial of… Read More
13th April 2021
The UK government has added Pakistan to the list of undesirable 21 high-risk countries with unsatisfactory money laundering and terrorist financing controls. This list of 21 countries — released by the UK Government — replicates the list of countries named by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) as high-risk or… Read More
11th February 2021
The BVI’s ranking for financial secrecy has worsened in the last two years, according to the latest Financial Secrecy Index published by the Tax Justice Network (TJN). TJN publishes the index once every two years and ranks countries based on how much financial secrecy they supply to the world. The… Read More
12th January 2021
Toronto-Dominion Bank will defend itself in a trial starting in a Canadian court on Monday in which liquidators of the collapsed Antigua bank of former Texas financier Robert Allen Stanford are seeking $5.5 billion in damages. The joint liquidators of Stanford International Bank (SIB) allege “negligence and knowing assistance” by… Read More
25th December 2020
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached assets worth ₹4,109 crore in connection with a Ponzi scam involving ₹6,380 crore collected from over 32 lakh investors in six States. The agency had arrested three promoters of the Agri Gold Group of companies in the case earlier this week. The attached properties… Read More
24th December 2020
The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority has fined Western International Trust Company Limited $482,717 for breaches of anti-money laundering regulations (AMLRs). In an enforcement notice published on 22 Dec., the financial regulator said the fine was imposed for failing to apply customer due diligence and enhanced due diligence, as well as… Read More
13th November 2020
The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority has fined Cainvest Bank and Trust Limited $100,000 for failings in the bank’s anti-money laundering practices. The discretionary fine was for breaches of Cayman’s Anti-Money Laundering Regulations. The financial services regulator said it found instances where the bank had not applied customer due diligence and… Read More
4th November 2020
The Ministry of Financial Services of the Cayman Islands Government announced that it has commenced a regulatory framework for virtual asset service providers, or VASPs. In an Oct. 31 press release, the ministry claimed that the move had strengthened the country’s “ability to regulate and attract persons and entities… Read More