Money Laundering

In the days after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, it became clear to intelligence agencies that tracking the funds of terrorist groups and individuals was one of the most powerful tools at their disposal. Thus, “follow the money,” a Watergate-era dictum, acquired renewed relevance in the 21st century. Monitoring money flows would not only allow […]

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller is following the money, but money doesn’t always talk. Though much of the public discussion of the Russia election meddling investigation has been on “contacts” between Trump figures and potential representatives of Moscow, recent reports show the probe now includes a focus on financial dealings. Even Steve Bannon, the President’s former […]

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Naim is a distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the author of “The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being in Charge Isn’t What It Used to Be” and “Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers, and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy.” … read more at: http://napavalleyregister.com/lifestyles/the-secret-world-where-oligarchs-and-criminals-hide-their-money/article_f7ecbc84-5470-50af-a856-f92831c9aa6c.html

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Panama Papers: NAB team directed to expedite inquiry into 435 offshore companies ISLAMABAD: The Chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal, while reviewing the preliminary inquiry report of 435 offshore companies owned by 435 Pakistanis in Panama and British Virgin Islands, directed to expedite the process of getting information and record […]

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The Paradise Papers, and the Panama Papers before, have laid bare the financial secrecy that permits large-scale proceeds of corruption, tax avoidance, and criminal activity to be laundered, shifted around the globe, and stored out of view from authorities. The Azerbaijani Laundromat, a scheme exposed in September 2017 involving UK-registered shell companies, shined more light […]

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PM faced Lords defeat after Tory peers pushed for register of beneficial owners Anushka Asthana Political editor Wed 17 Jan 2018 05.21 EST Last modified on Wed 17 Jan 2018 05.39 EST Skyscrapers on the horizon beyond the rooftops of residential houses in London. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images Theresa May will set out a timetable to […]

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It was a day for objections in front of Mr Justice Joseph Zammit McKeon on Tuesday as he continued hearing the constitutional case filed by former Nationalist Party leader Simon Busuttil to stop a judge married to a Labour MEP from hearing the Panama Papers appeals. Busuttil had gone to court last summer asking the inquiring […]

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Sven Giegold attending a meeting in Valletta in December, amid protests. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli Joseph Muscat’s reaction to a critical European Parliament rule of law report was disrespectful, a German MEP has charged. The European Parliament report on Malta released last week called on politicians perceived to be implicated in serious acts of corruption and […]

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Sven Giegold attending a meeting in Valletta in December, amid protests. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli Joseph Muscat’s reaction to a critical European Parliament rule of law report was disrespectful, a German MEP has charged. The European Parliament report on Malta released last week called on politicians perceived to be implicated in serious acts of corruption and […]

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Sven Giegold attending a meeting in Valletta in December, amid protests. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli Joseph Muscat’s reaction to a critical European Parliament rule of law report was disrespectful, a German MEP has charged. The European Parliament report on Malta released last week called on politicians perceived to be implicated in serious acts of corruption and […]

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Sven Giegold attending a meeting in Valletta in December, amid protests. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli Joseph Muscat’s reaction to a critical European Parliament rule of law report was disrespectful, a German MEP has charged. The European Parliament report on Malta released last week called on politicians perceived to be implicated in serious acts of corruption and […]

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