Steve Bannon, second from right, was indicted and charged on Sept. 8, 2022, with alleged money laundering, fraud and conspiracy for deceiving donors and misusing their funds for a charity.
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While the overwhelming majority of charities are legitimate, looking into a charity before supporting it can help you avoid supporting scams and make better-informed decisions.
Australian governments appear to implicitly accept that illegality comes with the territory of legal casinos.
The British courts will now have longer to investigate and can target companies that own properties in questionable arrangements. But key issues remain unresolved.
Ajay, right, and Atul Gupta are on the run from the law in South Africa. Their sibling Rajesh is wanted on fraud and money laundering along with Atul.
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A judicial commission has found that the Guptas orchestrated massive corruption and the capture of the South African state, with the help of their friend, former president Jacob Zuma.
Enforcing punishments on proven tax cheats could provide benefits beyond improving compliance to tax laws. Once offenders pay up, billions lost to offshore scandals could be recouped and the tax burden more fairly shared among taxpayers.
Research suggests punishing tax cheats can re-establish a sense of justice among the general public, so authorities should use their resources to ensure culpable offenders are held accountable.
Whether the Victorian royal commission leads to a more responsible gambling industry depends on the recommendations the state government has kicked down the road.
It’s become hard to tell where avoidance stops and evasion starts. Tax havens enable both.
The world’s wealthiest people wouldn’t be able to shield their riches from tax authorities without enablers.
Highly compensated ‘enablers’ such as financial experts, lawyers, accountants, notaries, estate agents and company service providers are assisting oligarchs, dictators and criminals around the world.
Technology has been key in tackling fraud.
Countries have adopted a wide array of measures involving a proliferation of fraud agencies.
At first glance, these programs might seem attractive. But they suffer from fundamental flaws.
There is a growing trend to import another Americanism into the Canadian anti-money laundering strategy: a whistleblower incentive program that would amount to bounty hunting for violations.
The royal commission needs to report back by August. This is an ambitious timeline.
Crown Resorts has been told to delay opening its Barangaroo casino until NSW regulators decide if it is fit to hold the casino licence.
A closed mobile money kiosk in Harare. Up to 50,000 small agents are affected countrywide.
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Stringent restrictions could stifle innovation among mobile money operators and hinder access to financial services.
Westpac has admitted to more than 23 million breaches of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act.
Last year, men were more likely to report losses to investment fraud, while women were the main target for romance fraud. Overall, men reported higher financial loss.
Justices of the Supreme Court will hear a crucial case on the limits of presidential power.
Three cases just argued in the Supreme Court have the potential to redefine the power of Congress to hold the president accountable.
Vancouver has become a money-laundering haven. Can a public inquiry find solutions?
A public inquiry into money laundering underway in British Columbia holds out hope for reform, but the problems run deep.
The trouble with looking for transactions ‘consistent’ with ‘known’ patterns ‘indicative’ of child exploitation payments to countries with ‘known’ risks is that countless legitimate payments exhibit similar features.
Anti-money laundering rules give the comfort of doing something, but prevent surprisingly little crime.
Westpac is “deeply sorry” and has pledged to spend $18 million over three years tackling the online sexual exploitation of children in the Philippines.
The number one commandment of the anti money laundering law is “Know your customer”. AUSTRAC is alleging Westpac didn’t, and didn’t seem to want to.
Westpac has its Annual General Meeting on December 12. “No doubt, there’ll be some very hard discussions between now and then,” Joshn Frydenberg said.
The government at the weekend piled on more pressure for Westpac heads to roll over the bank’s money laundering scandal, with Treasurer Josh Frydenberg saying the affair had a long way to play out. “These…