Backpage.com CEO & shareholders criminally charged with money laundering

CEO & Shareholders Charged The Attorney General of California announced today that her office has filed new criminal charges against the CEO of Backpage.com and two of its controlling shareholders, charging them with 26 counts of money laundering and 13 counts of pimping children out for prostitution in connection with the website Backpage.com. According to [...]

UN Chief charged in money laundering bribery scheme for allegedly accepting millions in cash from Chinese casino billionaire

Former UN President Charged The former United Nations (“UN”) President of the UN General Assembly, John Ashe, the UN Deputy Ambassador, Francis Lorenzo, a Chinese foreign national billionaire, Ng Lap Seng (also known as David Ng) and two of his associates were charged in New York with various offenses over an alleged bribery scheme. Two defendants [...]

Nigeria says US$150 billion stolen from state coffers in 10 years by politically exposed persons

Whopping $150 Billion Stolen from Nigeria in 10 Years Nigeria’s new President, Muhammadu Buhari, today said that the government believes that its officials have stolen approximately US$150 billion from the state in the past ten years.  In anti-money laundering law, high ranking government officials with access to state property and assets are politically exposed persons (“PEP“). [...]

FedEx charged with money laundering over alleged drug shipments

Additional Charges By Christine Duhaime, B.A., J.D., Financial Crime and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist Follow @cduhaime FedEx Corp. has been indicted over allegations of money laundering in connection with five shipments it made of alleged illegal prescription drugs from online pharmacies in which several persons are alleged to have died. According to ABC News, FedEx faces [...]

Financier Worldwide Magazine – Infrastructure funding and corruption in Canada

Our article in Financier Worldwide, linked below, discusses the approval in Canada of the last tranche of $100 billion in infrastructure funding authorized on the unusual basis that it be used for corruption-free projects. The approval comes as Canada grapples with the fallout from the largest corruption case in the world and the first money [...]

Executive of Canadian renewable company pleads guilty in US to money laundering over renewable energy fraud in first Canadian-related renewable energy fraud case

By Christine Duhaime, BA, JD, Certified Financial Crime & Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Specialist Canadian Company Executives Pleads Guilty to Renewable Energy Money Laundering Conspiracy & Fraud Nathan Stoliar, a prominent Australian executive, has pleaded guilty in the US to several criminal charges including money laundering conspiracy, for selling fraudulent renewable energy credits, similar in some [...]

China takes steps to enforce anti-money laundering laws in Macau

According to this report, the People’s Bank of China has signed a Memorandum with the Monetary Authority of Macau to start to take steps to address money laundering in Macau’s casinos. The share price of casino companies operating in Macau fell on the news of the Memorandum. According to a recent survey of business people who operate and [...]

Bank of China accused of offering a money laundering service to prospective emigrants to places like Canada and US

According to a report in the South China Morning Post here, the state television news organization of China, CCTV, has accused the Bank of China of offering a money laundering service to wealthy people in China to facilitate the removal of funds from China for immigration purposes in violation of the country’s currency restriction laws. [...]

World record in money laundering sentencing

A Malaysian Court has set a world record in money laundering law by sentencing a business executive to a term of imprisonment of 1,942 years for laundering proceeds of crime. Lim Long Yew, the CEO of Asia Ceramic Marketing Sdn Bhd, was convicted of accepting and holding proceeds of crime in the corporate bank account over [...]

Chinese tycoon and his brother sentenced to death for financial crimes and mafia-style murders

Liu Han, the 148th richest man in China, sentenced to death with his brother and several employees from his mining empire by Christine Duhaime, BA, JD, Certified Financial Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Law Specialist Follow @cduhaime 湖北省咸宁市中级人民法院23日上午9时对刘汉、刘维等36人组织、领导、参加黑社会性质组织罪以及故意杀人罪等案件一审公开宣判。 判决被告人刘汉、刘维犯组织、领导黑社会性质组织罪、故意杀人罪等罪,均被决定执行死刑,剥夺政治权利终身,并处没收个人全部财产;被告人唐先兵、张东华、田先伟、袁绍林、文香灼、张伟、曾建军、黄谋、刘岗、旷小坪、钟昌华、桓立柱犯参加黑社会性质组织罪、故意杀人罪、故意伤害罪等罪,分别被决定执行死刑、死刑缓期两年执行或无期徒刑,剥夺政治权利终身,并处一定数额罚金;被告人孙华君、缪军、陈力铭、曾建、詹军、李波、旷晓燕、郑旭、仇德峰、李君国、肖永红、孙长兵、王万洪、闵杰、车大勇、王雷、刘光辉、刘小平、刘淼犯参加黑社会性质组织罪、故意杀人罪、故意伤害罪等罪,分别被决定执行或判处二十年至三年不等的有期徒刑,其中部分被告人并处一定数额罚金或没收个人部分财产;被告人刘学军、刘忠伟、吕斌犯包庇、纵容黑社会性质组织罪、受贿罪,分别被决定执行有期徒刑十六年、十三年、十一年,并处没收违法所得;被告单位汉龙集团犯骗取贷款、票据承兑、金融票证罪,判处罚金人民币三亿元。共判处5人死刑、5人死刑缓期两年执行,4人无期徒刑,22人有期徒刑。