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 […]

Escort service CEO sentenced for money laundering

Ran Prostitution Service Disguised as Escort Service A Washington woman was sentenced today to two years in prison after pleading guilty to laundering the proceeds of crime derived from running an organized prostitution service disguised as an escort service at a tribal casino. Cheryl Larson pleaded guilty to prostitution, money laundering and possession of illegal […]