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NEWS 15 July 2015

Switzerland's banks are to strengthen anti-money laundering measures
By Azizur Rahman.
Switzerland's banks are to strengthen anti-money laundering measures following a government-commissioned report that said the country was still vulnerable to financial crime. Read more

NEWS 22 May 2015

Owners of Ceasers Palace in money laundering discussions with authorities
By Azizur Rahman.
Caesars Entertainment Corporation is in talks with the Financial Crimes Network of the US Department of the Treasury (FinCen) about the allegations. Read more

NEWS 22 May 2015

Hackney Council begin fraud investigation
By Azizur Rahman.
Hackney Council has begun a fraud investigation into alleged corrupt practices at one of its housing organisations. Read more

NEWS 23 March 2015

64 to Stand Trial As Part Of Siemens Contracts Allegations
By Azizur Rahman.
Greek authorities have reported that 64 people have been indicted to stand trial in connection with allegations that Siemens paid $76 million to secure contracts. Read more

NEWS 23 March 2015

Two Arrested In £21M VAT and money laundering operation
By Azizur Rahman.
Two staff members have been arrested in St Peter Port, Guernsey, in connection with an investigation into a suspected £21M VAT and money laundering operation. Read more

NEWS 5 March 2015

Global efforts to tackle money laundering are less than 1% successful
By Azizur Rahman.
A report for Bloomberg claims that global efforts to tackle money laundering are less than 1% successful. Read more

NEWS 5 March 2015

Global Forestry Investments and Global Forex Investments Criminal Investigation
By Azizur Rahman.
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has opened a criminal investigation into Global Forestry Investments and Global Forex Investments. Read more

NEWS 5 March 2015

GlaxoSmithKline bribery scandal in China
By Azizur Rahman.
The GlaxoSmithKline bribery scandal in China has led to a 13-fold increase in the number of whistle-blowers in the company’s Chinese operation. Read more

NEWS 5 March 2015

Tyre giant Goodyear to pay $16M
By Azizur Rahman.
Tyre giant Goodyear is to pay $16M following claims that it failed to prevent persistent bribery in Kenya and Angola. Read more

NEWS 24 February 2015

The European Union is probing allegations of fraud in relation to the Lyon-Turin high-speed rail project.
By Azizur Rahman.
Olaf, the EU’s anti-fraud office, began the investigation after claims by Green MEP’s. Read more

NEWS 24 February 2015

The SFO has been ordered to pay a six million pound legal bill
By Azizur Rahman.
The SFO has been ordered to pay a six million pound legal bill following the collapse last year of its coal mining fraud case against six people; one of whom was a lawyer. Read more

NEWS 24 February 2015

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has secured its first convictions against a corporate for foreign bribery following a contested trial.
By Azizur Rahman.
One defendant received an 18-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, while the other was jailed for three years. Read more

NEWS 24 February 2015

HSBC apologises in newspapers over claims that its Swiss private bank helped clients evade tax.
By Azizur Rahman.
A whistle blower has said that the UK government should have known about this five years ago, the UK Treasury Committee Is to conduct its own inquiry into the claims and HM Revenue and Customs and the Serious Fraud Office are both set to take a closer interest in HSBC’s Swiss affairs. Read more

NEWS 24 February 2015

Rolls-Royce says it has not been contacted by Brazilian authorities
By Azizur Rahman.
Rolls-Royce says it has not been contacted by Brazilian authorities over allegations that it paid bribes there to secure oil industry contracts. Read more