Money Laundering

The always-busy Steven Soderbergh will next direct The Laundromat, a drama about the 2016 Panama Papers data leak. An indie darling in the ’90s and a maker of blockbuster heist movies in the ’00s, Steven Soderbergh has lately evolved into one of the most eclectic, innovative and impossible to pin down directors in all of Hollywood. […]


Last updated 6pm with reaction by Daphne Caruana Galizia’s sons Pilatus Bank whistleblower Maria Efimova will not be extradited to Malta because of concerns about her safety, an Athens court ruled on Thursday. The decision follows appeals by MEPs who had warned about her safety should she be brought back to Malta.  Prime Minister Joseph Muscat in […]


Why now? In September 2016, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) published its mutual evaluation report on Canada’s Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Anti-Terrorist Financing (ATF) framework. The evaluation identified several areas where Canada’s AML and ATF framework could be strengthened and made more effective. The Panama Papers and the Paradise Papers of 2016 and 2017 […]


By Solomon Wisenberg and Graham Billings April 2, 2018, 12:15 PM EDT Law360 (April 2, 2018, 12:15 PM EDT) — Rumors of money laundering have swirled around some people close to the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump for years. In turn, the office of the United States special counsel, Robert Mueller, has shown a […]

CARACAS: Panama on Thursday ordered Venezuela’s ambassador out and recalled its own envoy to the country as Caracas imposed sanctions on senior Panamanian officials and suspended flights in an escalating diplomatic row. At issue is Panama’s alignment with other Latin American countries as well as the European Union, Canada and the United States that have […]

Caracas (AFP) – Venezuela on Thursday risked worsening its travel isolation by declaring a suspension of commercial ties with Panama’s main airline Copa after Panama put President Nicolas Maduro and his top officials on a list of possible money launderers. The state-run Venezuela News Agency (AVN) said Caracas had “suspended for 90 days economic and […]

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This is the second part of this story which originally ran on March 28, 2018. Up to this point, the only person who meaningfully connects the American mafia to the Trump-Russia affair is Donald Trump, himself. Trump’s connections to the New York-based predominately Italian-American mafia are well-documented. On the Ukrainian side, there are rumors of Russian mafia […]

Merida, April 3, 2018, ( – Venezuelan authorities hit back at their counterparts in Panama and Switzerland this week after they approved new measures targeting Caracas. Panama’s Economic and Finance Ministry announced this past March 27 that a warning was being issued to the Central American country’s banks advising them to limit and “diligently” supervise […]

On the second anniversary of the Panama Papers tax scandal, the European coalition of development and environmental non-governmental organisations, Counter Balance, urged the European Investment Bank (EIB) to develop a comprehensive and responsible taxation policy. To back its claim, Counter Balance published a report on Tuesday (3 April) that contains recommendations which – if implemented, […]