United States federal prosecutors charged on Tuesday the owner of a Venezuelan news network with money laundering and bribery for his role in a billion-dollar currency exchange scheme to which a former Venezuelan official and a former owner of a bank in the Dominican Republic pleaded guilty.
Uzbek TV says billionaire Alisher Usmanov - once named as Britain's richest man - is helping to rebuild his country with huge investments. Yet a paper trail leads to a Scottish shell firm. Chief Reporter David Leask investigates.
Mishcon de Reya advised British Virgin Islands company owned by Zamira Hajiyeva
This need is especially pertinent when it occurs in states in which the criminal justice administration is not up to the task of preventing, combating, investigating and prosecuting those involved in grand corruption.
Estate agents, high street solicitors and accountants who facilitate about £100bn of money-laundering in the UK but are failing to report suspicious activity face a crackdown under a government drive against economic crime.
The jewellery seized by officers: A diamond cluster and bar necklace, a magic Alhambra bracelet, a diamond Panthere pendant and a sapphire and ruby serpent pendantNCA
The 49 items of jewellery were seized by officers on Tuesday as part of a continuing investigation
Zamira Hajiyeva, the wife of former Azerbaijani state banker Jahangir Hajiyev, is the first person to be investigated by Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) under an Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO).
Nordic telecommunications firm Telia Company will pay the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Dutch and Swedish regulators US$ 965 million to resolve bribery allegations previously investigated by OCCRP in 2015.
Private schools in the UK have been urged to make sure wealthy parents are not using laundered money to pay for their children’s education, The Financial Times reported.
Want to know if a politician is corrupt? Look at his face.
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