Money Laundering

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday appeared before the investigators probing money laundering allegations against his family, raised by the Panama Papers. The Joint Investigation Team (JIT), constituted by the Supreme Court, has already questioned Mr. Sharif’s sons. His brother and son-in-law will be questioned on June 17 and 24. The investigators are probing […]

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Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will appear on Thursday before a Supreme Court-appointed team probing the Panama papers graft case, an unprecedented development that will make him the first sitting premier to depose before such a panel. File Image of Nawaz Sharif. AFP The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) chief Wajid Zia had summoned the prime […]

The European Greens have written to the European Commission to request an investigation on Malta for potential infringements of the EU’s money laundering laws. German MEP Sven Giegold said that the Maltese police force’s failure to act on a number of damning reports by the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) could place Malta in breach […]

Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Diane Feinstein (D-California) introduced on May 25, 2017 a bill, S. 1241, entitled the “Combatting Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2017.” Although it is of course impossible to know whether this bill ultimately will be enacted into law, the bill addresses a lengthy catalogue of important issues […]

Lahore: Some people hiding behind “constitutional institutions” in Pakistan are hatching a “systematic conspiracy” to remove Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from mainstream politics using the high-profile Panama Papers case, the ruling PML-N party alleged on Sunday. File image of Nawaz Sharif. Reuters This is the second time in less than a week that Sharif’s party […]

Credit: PTI Islamabad: Embattled Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif will become the country’s first sitting premier to depose before a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing the high-profile Panamagate graft case when he appears before it on Thursday. The unprecedented development will make Sharif the first incumbent to appear before such a panel, let alone one […]

VALLETTA, Malta — Maltese voters went to the polls a year early Saturday in a snap election called by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat after allegations his wife owned a company linked to the Panama Papers scandal sparked an official investigation. Surveys showed Labour’s Muscat was likely to win a second, five-year term. But polls indicated […]

Louis Parris (FILE) A COLLEAGUE IN the anti-money laundering field recently remarked that in attempting to discover the beneficial ownership of some companies, it often seems like when you peel back a layer of identity and you think you are going to see what you should be seeing, there is often another layer to be […]

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat will on Wednesday set out to defend his government’s reputation during a European Parliament debate on the rule of law in Malta. The debate will be linked to the Panama Papers leaks involving Keith Schembri and Konrad Mizzi, who on Friday were re-appointed to the government. Serious questions about the rule […]

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat will next Wednesday face the European Parliament in a debate that takes on Malta’s state of rule of law in the context of the Panama Papers. Many MEPs will have to contend with Muscat’s second major landslide victory, whose unprecedented majority of 35,000 votes seems to put to shade concerns that […]