March 4, 2019

Circle, the payments startup backed by Goldman Sachs, announced on Monday (March 4) it closed on its acquisition of SeedInvest, an equity crowdfunding platform that operates a registered broker-dealer. The completion of the deal comes as talk abounds that the company wants to raise $250 million in fresh capital. In a blog post, the company said […]

That’s because our real national emergency, and the real “Green New Deal” that Congress must act upon, is based on another type of “green” — money laundering. Let me explain:  Rep. Ocasio-Cortez has “expressed concerns that Amazon’s decision to set up shop in Queens would hasten gentrification, increase housing prices and displace current residents,” according to […]

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., set off a congressional race for information about President Trump’s finances Monday with a request for the Trump Organization and other Trump-related entities to provide documents on financial transactions related to foreign governments, including Russia. Several other House committees are poised to seek similar or related documents from […]

By William Shaw Law360, London (March 4, 2019, 3:23 PM GMT) — Tax inspectors have raided 50 real-estate agents across England in a week-long investigation into money laundering in the property sector, HM Revenue and Customs said Monday. Tax inspectors have raided real-estate… … read more at: https://www.law360.com/financial-services-uk/articles/1134671/uk-estate-agents-raided-in-money-laundering-crackdown

Below is a review of the headlines in Slovenian dailies for Monday, 04 March 2019, as summarised by the STA: DELO Cancer week “Let us live long and quality lives after beating it”: More than 14,000 people in Slovenia get cancer each year and the number is rising due to the ageing population. Preventive care […]

An almost $9 billion global money-laundering scheme allegedly set up and run by Russia’s largest private investment bank and having close ties to the country’s ruling elite has been uncovered by the Sarajevo-based Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP). An OCCRP investigation published on March 4 alleges that the $8.89 billion scheme, dubbed the […]

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JOHANNESBURG — If it wasn’t for investigative journalists, much of what we know today of state capture and other private and public sector corruption would not have made light in South Africa. Having said this, journalism, as we know it today, is also under huge financial pressure and facing staff cuts across the board that […]

LOS ANGELES – It’s a story that would not sound too out of place in 2019: New York’s leading newspaper accuses the president of the United States of corruption and the latter sues the paper’s publisher for libel. Striking back, the publisher declares in an editorial that his newspaper “cannot be muzzled.” That confrontation actually happened […]

Photo Credit: Fotolia Both are included in a set of recommendations approved by Parliament’s special tax committee. The package was described as a “detailed roadmap towards fairer and more effective taxation and tackling financial crimes.” The recommendations, adopted by the Special Committee on Financial Crimes, Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance, range from overhauling the system […]

In the wake of massive money laundering and tax evasion scandals hitting some of Europe’s biggest banks, Blueprint Greece has joined civil society groups and trade unions to present petitions with more than 250,000 signatures to a European Parliament Rapporteur backing her call for stronger protections for whistleblowers. Virginie Rozière, a French EU lawmaker recommended […]

CLOSE Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero and Lt. Gov. Josh Tenorio visit and tour the Department of Revenue and Taxation on Jan. 8, 2019. Pacific Daily News Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero with U.S. Department of Treasury general counsel Brent McIntosh in Washington, D.C. The governor said they discussed the reconciliation of past Section 30 cover-over money […]