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US Lawyer Accused of Laundering in Crypto Scam

5th November 2019
A trial has just began in New York, at the centre of which a US Lawyer has been accused of laundering money made in a cryptocurrency scam.
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The Fifth Money Laundering Directive and Legal Compliance

31st October 2019
10 January 2020 is a date that the business world cannot afford to ignore. It is the date the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD) will become law throughout the European Union. And it places plenty of responsibility on many of those in business.
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Increased Sentences for Money Laundering, But How Is It Being Tackled?

18th October 2019
The increasing average length of sentences given to convicted money launderers in the UK over the past decade makes a strong enough story in itself.
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Unexplained Wealth Orders: Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

9th October 2019
Following the news that Zamira Hajiyeva, who is currently fighting the UK's first Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO), spent £16m in Harrods without raising suspicions, Dominic Bulfin, solicitor at leading luxury asset firm Bargate Murray, explains how the UWO regime is intended to function and what risks it might pose to the superyacht and luxury asset markets. […]
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SEC Chair: US "Acting largely Alone" on Corporate Bribery

17th September 2019
Last week, US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman Jay Clayton spoke to the New York Economic Club about the need for other countries to follow the Unites States’s lead in punishing corporate bribery and corruption.
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Independent Anti-Money Laundering Audits

28th August 2019
When the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive was introduced in 2017, it fundamentally changed the way businesses handle money, and one part of this directive which is often overlooked is the need for an independent audit of AML processes to be carried out on a regular basis.
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Brexit and Business Crime: What Next?

30th July 2019
The UK is receiving a record number of European arrest warrants for suspects that have fled other European Union countries.
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