Eritean refugees get green light to sue Vancouver mining company for slavery and crimes against humanity

Late last week, the Supreme Court of British Columbia approved a representative lawsuit for damages for slavery and crimes against humanity filed by three refugees from Eritea against Nevsun Resources Ltd., a BC incorporated mining company (“Nevsun”). The Reasons for Judgment are not the most clear, in part because the litigation involved an attempt to [...]

Canada a major money laundering country with concern from China and Pakistan noted, according to US Annual Narcotics Control Strategy Report

1. Canada a Major Money Laundering Country The 2016 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (“INCSR“) published in March 2016 by the U.S. Department of State identifies Canada as a “major money laundering country” along with, among others, Afghanistan, Brazil, BVI, Cayman Islands, Cambodia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Guernsey, Jersey, Hong Kong, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mexico, Macau and [...]

FBI wins appeal to hack into your personal computer for serious criminality

Right to hack any computer anywhere for serious criminality with underlying court order In a case that seemed to be quite sweeping, the US government has won an appeal to use evidence in a criminal proceeding derived from hacking into personal computers, regardless of where situated (a home, a corporation, a café, an airport) for [...]

A difficult issue facing the refugee crisis – the fake Syrian refugee and its terrorism and money laundering concerns

Complicated Growing Use of Fake Syrian Passports According to several recent news reports, many, many refugees and migrants entering, or who have entered, the EU are doing so with false Syrian passports, creating what may be the biggest mass fraud of our time and the largest money laundering activity by sheer volume. In addition to [...]

The Jihad Express –> Gaziantep Turkey still ISIS’ conduit city of choice

Jihad Express Gaziantep, Turkey appears to have emerged as a city of choice for terrorist financing and human trafficking for the Islamic State (“ISIS“) in the past twelve months. Gaziantep is a city close to the Syrian border and is considered one of the key “porous” border towns, where people and goods illegally sold or [...]

UAE to implement tougher anti-money laundering laws and jail terms for reporting failures

UAE debates tougher AML laws by Christine Duhaime, BA, JD, Certified Financial Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Law Specialist Follow @cduhaime The United Arab Emirates is proposing amendments to its anti-money laundering legislation that, if approved, may be one of the most stringent anywhere. That’ s because it will allow the incarceration of officers for failures [...]

Canada still a “major money laundering country” in 2013 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report on AML

The 2013 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (“INCSR“) published this month by the U.S. Department of State, particularly volume I on the drug trafficking trade, is more favourable of Canada than the last two years, primarily as a result of the enactment in Canada of the Omnibus Crime Bill C-10, know as the Safe Streets and [...]

Escort agency indicted amid allegations of money laundering

Escort Agency indicted New York’s attorney general has indicted several corporations and 19 people in connection with an alleged prostitution and money laundering operation in New York and New Jersey that provided escort services and drugs.  Several of the people indicted included clients who used the services, escorts, chauffeurs, den keepers and the shareholders and [...]

Escort agency charged with money laundering

The U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI announced the filing today of money laundering and prostitution charges against several Philadelphia-based companies, R.S. Duffy Inc. and National A-1 Advertising Inc., that allegedly ran an escort service from the website escorts.com. The companies entered into a plea agreement in respect of money laundering conspiracy charges and agreed to the recommended [...]

A primer on human trafficking, human smuggling and money laundering

Human Trafficking & Money Laundering Human trafficking is the second largest illicit business in the world, after drug trafficking, generating as much as US$40 million annually in proceeds of crime that are laundered through the legitimate financial system. It is a modern form of slavery, defined as any act that involves the transport, harbouring, or sale [...]