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NEWS 23 October 2015

Famous football figures in the spotlight
By Azizur Rahman.
Allegations that the bid committee to bring the 2006 World Cup to Germany used bribery to secure the hosting rights have put famous football figures in the spotlight. Read more

NEWS 23 October 2015

Law enforcement agencies’ response to money laundering has been weak for a long time
By Azizur Rahman.
The UK’s first money laundering and terrorist financing national risk assessment (NRA), claims that law enforcement agencies’ response to money laundering has been weak for a long time. Read more

NEWS 30 September 2015

Argentina's central bank has ordered HSBC to replace its chief executive in the country for failing to prevent tax evasion and money laundering.
By Azizur Rahman.
In November, Argentina accused the banking giant of helping more than 4,000 clients evade taxes by moving their money to secret Swiss bank accounts. Read more

NEWS 30 September 2015

The world of art has become the latest environment for money laundering, according to financial authorities.
By Azizur Rahman.
Michael Martin, head of the forensic and anti-money-laundering services at Deloitte Luxembourg, told the Art Business Conference in London that art “obviously lends itself to money laundering.” He explained that European financial regulators are starting to clamp down on the art market to make it transparent and reduce its appeal to money launderers. Read more

NEWS 30 September 2015

A company that specializes in expense management software, believes that expenses fraud costs each company tens of thousands of pounds a year.
By Azizur Rahman.
Certify believes that the average cost to companies of expenses fraud is more than £20,000. Read more

NEWS 30 September 2015

Rolls-Royce has been questioned by investigators examining the Brazilian Petrobras scandal.
By Azizur Rahman.
The engineering group came to the attention of Brazilian authorities due to its relationship with a businessman who is alleged to have paid bribes on behalf of Petrobras contractors. Read more

NEWS 30 September 2015

Banking rules designed to prevent money laundering could be relaxed, according to the business secretary.
By Azizur Rahman.
Mr Sajid Javid – a former financier at Deutsche Bank – says he is looking to save business £10 billion by cutting unnecessary red tape. Read more

NEWS 30 September 2015

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has joined the international probe into alleged money laundering involving Malaysian state investment firm 1MDB.
By Azizur Rahman.
According to newspaper reports, the SFO is examining evidence publicised by the editor of a whistleblowing website. Read more

NEWS 30 September 2015

Money transfer giant Western Union is set to invest millions in compliance and monitoring systems to combat fraud and money laundering.
By Azizur Rahman.
Senior figures in the company have declared that it plans to exceed the $250 million a year it currently spends on compliance and money laundering controls. Read more

NEWS 22 September 2015

"STUNNINGLY GOOD"’ RAHMAN RAVELLI AGAIN CLINCHES TOP RANKING IN WORLDWIDE LEGAL GUIDE
By Azizur Rahman.
Rahman Ravelli is celebrating after again being ranked as top fraud solicitors in the world’s most prestigious legal guide. Read more

NEWS 15 July 2015

A loophole allowing carbon-credit tax fraud that causes losses of several billion euros has not been fully closed, the European Court of Auditors has said.
By Azizur Rahman.
The EU's Emissions Trading Scheme market, put in place to reduce carbon emissions, “remains at risk to VAT fraud”, the auditors have said in a special report, “The integrity and implementation of the EU ETS’. Read more

NEWS 15 July 2015

A third of UK SME’s (small and medium-size enterprises) have not heard of the Bribery Act, a UK government study has found
By Azizur Rahman.
In total, only 66% of SME’s had "either heard of the Bribery Act 2010 or were aware of its corporate liability for failure to prevent bribery", according to the report. Read more

NEWS 15 July 2015

The City of London is the money-laundering centre of the world’s drug trade, according to an international crime expert.
By Azizur Rahman.
UK banks and financial services are ignoring customer checks designed to curb criminals’ abilities to launder the proceeds of crime, Roberto Saviano warned. Read more

NEWS 15 July 2015

A Virgin Atlantic pilot jailed for 14 years for masterminding a £30m mortgage fraud has been ordered to repay just £1
By Azizur Rahman.
Mark Entwistle, 48, recruited solicitors and accountants to approve scores of his bogus loan applications and used the money to fund gambling binges online and in Las Vegas. Read more