Money Laundering

Islamabad: A Pakistani accountability court on Wednesday ordered embattled Finance Minister Ishaq Dar to appear in person on 14 November after he failed to appear before it in a graft case. File photo of Pakistan’s finance minister Ishaq Dar. Reuters Dar did not appear in court as he was undergoing medical check-ups in London for […]

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Malta truly is a surreal place. Yesterday the final report of the PANA Committee – the European Parliament committee set up to look into issue of money laundering and the infamous Panama Papers – was published. A short time later the Labour Party and then the government issued a press release in which they disingenuously […]

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The PANA Committee has published its final report, with nine key findings with regards to their delegation’s visit to Malta on 20 February this year. The nine findings are: -The delegation could meet with most of the relevant persons (Minister of Finances, tax authorities, Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU), police …). However, Keith Schembri, Prime […]

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1. Malta was the only EU member state with a government minister named among the PEPs mentioned in the Panama Papers; but Malta saw no police investigation despite evidence from the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit of serious risks of money laundering. “This lack of investigation has prevented the possibility of identifying, and if necessary sanctioning, […]

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1. Malta was the only EU member state with a government minister named among the PEPs mentioned in the Panama Papers; but Malta saw no police investigation despite evidence from the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit of serious risks of money laundering. “This lack of investigation has prevented the possibility of identifying, and if necessary sanctioning, […]

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A court has started hearing a Constitutional application filed by former PN leader Simon Busuttil, over the recusal of a judge. Busuttil demanded the recusal of Antonio Mizzi on a request to open an investigation on allegations of money laundering by government officials implicated in the Panama Papers, because Mizzi’s wife is Labour MEP Marlene […]

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In Congress, Republicans promote lower tax rates for American corporations even as companies employ the offshore system to pay little tax on billions of dollars in profit. This uncomfortable reality is not the focus of the tax debate in part because firms like Appleby help keep these activities secret. The public is simply unaware. Meanwhile, […]

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Cortney Weinbaum is a national security researcher with the Cyber and Intelligence Policy Center at the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation and a former intelligence officer in the U.S. intelligence community. Google is the most recent company known to have discovered evidence of Russian covert influence on its books. As more media companies realize Russia bought advertising […]

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