Money Laundering

By Aamir Latif KARACHI, Pakistan The Supreme Court on Friday rejected former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s review petition against his disqualification from office over the Panama Papers scandal. In a short judgment, the five-member bench led by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, which disqualified Sharif from holding public office in July, rejected arguments made by Sharif’s […]

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Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, outgoing leader of the Opposition Simon Busuttil, tourism minister Konrad Mizzi, OPM chief of staff Keith Schembri and former Allied Newspapers managing director Adrian Hillman gathered in judge Antonio Mizzi’s courtroom this morning as their lawyers prepared to make submissions in seven appeals filed against the launch of an inquiry into […]

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Aid offered by the British government to its hurricane-battered territories in the Caribbean has been dismissed as “derisory” by a former attorney general of one of the worst-hit islands. Rupert Jones, who completed a two-year posting to Anguilla last year, suggested the government’s reluctance to commit significant aid may be motivated by embarrassment over its […]

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Johannesburg –  Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has on Monday, urged South African tax practitioners to assist government in combating corruption, money laundering and illicit financial flows which deprive taxpayers their deserved benefits. Gigaba said that the tax revenues collected kept South Africa running, paying for social upliftment and poverty alleviation through grants and the multitude […]

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Wake up and smell the dirty money. That’s the message federal regulators are sending to the real estate industry in Miami and other high-priced housing markets. On Tuesday, the U.S. Treasury Department announced it would extend and expand a temporary initiative designed to uncover criminals laundering money through real estate. The decree targets secretive shell […]

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ISLAMABAD – A day after the Supreme Court constituted a three-member bench to take up review petitions of the Sharif family and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar against the July 28 judgment in the Panama Papers case, senior lawyer Khawaja Haris on Saturday filed an application on behalf of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, raising an […]

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By M Zulqernain Lahore/London, Sep 9 (PTI) Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of Pakistans ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, today underwent a second surgery in London in connection with her throat cancer. She had undergone her first surgery for early-stage lymphoma last week. Sharif and his sons — Hasan and Hussain — remained in hospital in London […]

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Published September 8, 2017 Our top story: someone has finally had to answer for what was found in the Panama Papers. Júlíus Vífill Ingvarsson, a former Reykjavík city councilperson for the Independence Party, is now being investigated for money laundering and tax fraud. As the leaked data from financial company Mossack Fonseca revealed, Júlíus’ company, […]

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