Canada once again a Major Money Laundering country The 2019 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) published on Friday by the U.S. Department of State identifies Canada once again as a major money laundering country along with a host of risky countries for financial crime. A major money laundering country is one whose banks and […]
RCMP Investigation According to court filings in Canada, Kevin Hobbs and Lisa Chang, the two co-founders of an ICO called EtherParty FUEL and an associated company, Vanbex, based in Vancouver, are allegedly under investigation by the Federal and Serious Organized Crime Division of the RCMP for, inter alia, fraud and are also allegedly under investigation […]
Who is Meng Wanzhou? Meng Wanzhou is the daughter of the founder of Huawei Technologies Co., one of the largest technology companies in the world based in China. Huawei is one of the largest companies in the world in artificial intelligence (“AI“). Wanzhou leads its AI development and she is the most powerful woman in […]
According to this article in the Financial Times, Iran has sent a supertanker, called Happiness I, en route to Asia, carrying 2 million barrels of oil that is off-the-radar literally, in order to obfuscate that it is transporting Iranian oil to another country. When ships are off-radar, they turn off their transponders and are no […]
This week, US and Chinese law enforcement announced the continuation of a joint investigation into fentanyl production and trafficking with a view to tackle the problem through money laundering investigations to identify TCOs involved. As part of the announcement, China said that on September 1, 2018, it banned two fentanyl variants. In February 2017, China […]
The US Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, announced the unsealing of a 43-count indictment against two foreign nationals from China for allegedly manufacturing, advertising, selling and shipping fentanyl, carfentanil and other deadly drugs to several countries including the US and Canada, which resulted in the deaths of American citizens. They are also charged with operating a […]
In its ever growing angst against flight of capital to places like Canada that are occurring partly due to lack of anti-money laundering know-how at Chinese banks, China announced that it had hired an army of over 400,000 anti-money laundering compliance personnel at the Bank of China. More is available here.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released its annual Worldwide Threat Assessment on May 11, 2017, from the US Intelligence Community and compared to last year, there are many more international threats to world security. The Threat Assessment from the US is a summary of all of the threats facing the US, and […]