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Russian Laundromat
Laundromats are complex systems for moving money that allow corrupt politicians, organized crime figures, and wealthy business people to secretly invest their ill-gotten millions, launder money, evade taxes, and fulfill other goals. OCCRP (Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project) has previously exposed such schemes. OCCRP exposed the “Russian Laundromat” – an immense financial fraud scheme […]
US AML framework
Money Laundering Act 2020 QUICK OVERVIEW
EU AML framework
5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (Amendments to the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive) ​The 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive, which amends the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 19 June 2018. The Member States should have been transposed this Directive by 10 January 2020. These amendments introduce substantial improvement […]
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Inside the Crypto-kingdom | The Genesis | Bitcoin Documentary
Inside the Crypto-Kingdom: The Genesis, Documentary – What is bitcoin? Going back to the day Satoshi Nakamoto proposed a radical new form of electronic money. In the wake of a devastating financial crisis, an ecosystem would soon emerge across the globe. – The current hype about bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as millions are made and […]
Drug trafficking
Drug trafficking is big business, bringing in a fifth of all profits from organised crime. It ravishes communities, endangers businesses, strains government institutions, and drags down the wider economy. – COCAINE AND HEROIN With a retail market estimated to be worth at least EUR 5.7 billion annually, cocaine is Europe’s most commonly used stimulant. […]
National risk assessment of money laundering and terrorist financing: Lithuania
National risk assessment of money laundering and terrorist financing of Lithuania issued by Financial Crime Investigation Service the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania. Please see below some highlights from the report. The national risk assessment assesses the money laundering and terrorist financing risks affecting the internal Lithuanian market and cross border activities […]
Europol: Migrant smuggling report 2019
Europol issued  European Migrant Smuggling Centre Report 2019 that looks at the operations supported in 2019 and the intelligence gathered to draw the possible evolution of these crime areas in the near future. Below see some highlights from the report. Key findings in MIGRANT SMUGGLING: – Due to enhanced border control measures and travel restrictions put […]
Criminals taking advantage of corona virus anxiety
Updated on 6/13/2020 During this unprecedented crisis of coronavirus outbreak, governments, international organizations and other authorities are intensifying their efforts to combat various criminal and fraudulent activity related to that.   You may have already seen reports of fraudulent activity around the sale of face masks and hand sanitiser. The COVID-19 pandemic has generated various government responses, […]
AML resources
Money laundering is the illegal process of concealing the origins of money obtained illegally by passing it through a complex sequence of banking transfers or commercial transactions. The overall scheme of this process returns the “clean” money to the launderer in an obscure and indirect way. Criminal activities such as illegal arms sales, smuggling, activities […]

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