Posted in Financial Crime

Book Review: Poached – Inside the Dark World of Wildlife Trafficking by Rachel Love Nuwer

In “Poached” the  award winner Science journalist, Rachel Love Nuwer, investigates the international trade in illegal wildlife, detailing how demand for exotic goods such as elephant…

Continue Reading...
Posted in Financial Crime News Sanctions

Interview with the Sentry’s Joshua White and Megha Swamy

In this Interview The Sentry’s Policy & Analysis Director  Joshua White and Deputy Megha Swamy, answer questions posed by Financial Crime News on the work of…

Continue Reading...
Posted in Financial Crime

Interview with Absa’s Nic Swingler

On a recent visit to South Africa, Financial Crime News was delighted to meet with Nic Swingler Head Financial Crime Compliance at Absa Group Limited,…

Continue Reading...
Money Laundering
Posted in Money Laundering

What is Money Laundering?

Is Money Laundering a modern phenomena? Whilst the term “money laundering” in the sense we understand it now was first used in print in 1973…

Continue Reading...
Transparency International
Posted in Financial Crime Money Laundering

Transparency Int’s CPI Results by Hillary Rosenberg

A common thread behind much of the financial success enjoyed by criminals is the prevalence and persistence of Corruption. According to the Global Corruption Barometer…

Continue Reading...
Corruption
Posted in Financial Crime Money Laundering

Corruption Perceptions from Africa by Solomon Abiakalam

Traditional African societies educated their young using folklore. By exploring folklore further, it may offer Africa insight into its corruption problems. Storytelling, has a long…

Continue Reading...
Posted in Money Laundering News

Malaysia’s former PM finally stands trial on Grand Corruption charges

On 4th April 2019, after a two-month delay, the trial of the former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak finally began. Overall Najib has received 42…

Continue Reading...
Posted in Money Laundering

Panama papers recoveries exceed US$1.2 billion

According to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), recoveries fines & penalties arising out of the Panama Papers, has exceeded US$1.2 billion. The announcement…

Continue Reading...
Posted in Financial Crime Money Laundering

US INCSR 2019 Published

The US Department of State published its 33rd annual report (INCSR for 2018) in March 2019 listing 81 Countries which are considered “Major Money Laundering…

Continue Reading...
Posted in Financial Crime Money Laundering

Book Review – The Sarawak Report by Clare Rewcastle Brown

The Sarawak Report (available here) by eco journalist Clare Rewcastle Brown (CRB) describes her investigations to uncover the 1MDB scandal which has been described as…

Continue Reading...