October 2018

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has committed to finance and release The Laundromat, the Steven Soderbergh-directed drama about the Panama Papers scandal. David Schwimmer has just joined a killer cast that is led by Oscar-winning Darkest Hour star Gary Oldman, The Post‘s Meryl Streep and Life Itself‘s Antonio Banderas. Other cast circling include Will Forte and Earthquake Bird‘s […]

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As a follow-up to their August meeting, a team from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) began talks with Pakistani officials on October 8, including members from the State Bank, interior and finance ministries, and the financial monitoring unit among others. For citizens who have been affected by terrorism, this step towards accountability comes with […]

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Bulgarian reporter Viktoria Marinova became the latest to be murdered in October 2018, a year on from the most high-profile killings. The brutal “Mafia-style” murder of Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia shocked the continent. She had been probing numerous cases of corruption on the Mediterranean island before a powerful bomb blew her car up […]

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It turns out that I may have done President Donald Trump an injustice. You see, I’ve always been skeptical of his claims to be a great dealmaker. But what we’ve just learned is that his negotiating prowess began early. Indeed, it was so amazing that he was already making $200,000 a year in today’s dollars […]

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THE signal is out. Wherever you try to clean your dirty money, you could be hunted down. Countries all over the world are pursuing money launderers under their elaborate money laundering national laws. Also targeted are banks, which allow for the channelling of such illicit money. By now, Malaysians are all too familiar with this […]

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Last week, the New York Times released the most comprehensive look into Donald Trump’s financial history ever compiled. Not only did it debunk the president’s oft-repeated etiological myth about having only received a $1 million loan from his dad, Fred, which he later had to pay back with interest—it showed how the father-son team systematically […]

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Taking a Closer Look at New Reporting Around Bitfinex’s Banking October 6, 2018 by William Peaster 0 Comment 7894 Views Amid allegations surfacing that Bitfinex’s reported banking partner Noble Bank was nearing insolvency, the cryptocurrency exchange power has appeared to acutely shift its USD banking to a private HSBC account owned by Global Trading Solutions, LLC. […]

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Bribery Israeli police arrested a transportation ministry official on bribery allegations; the story didn’t contain a response. Separately, two people were arrested at Ben Gurion Airport on allegations they bribed employees of a state-owned defense company. (Ynet, TOI, TOI) Mexico is looking to the U.K. for inspiration as it considers new anti-bribery legislation. But the […]

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Switzerland has started sharing financial account information with tax authorities in dozens of countries as a way of fighting tax evasion, but Africa, which loses about $60 billion in illicit flows each year, mostly into European banks, is conspicuous by its absence from the deal. Swiss bank accounts have long been stereotyped as enablers of […]

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