Money laundering

In this May 22, 2018, file photo, former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, center, arrives at Anti-Corruption Agency for questioning in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Malaysia's anti-graft agency says it has arrested former Najib over the multimillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund and that he will face further charges in court. The agency says Najib was detained at its office on Wednesday, Sept. 14, and will be taken to court on Thursday to face the charges. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
September 19, 2018 - 6:17 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's anti-graft agency said former Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested on Wednesday and will face further charges of abuse of power over the multimillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund. The agency said in a statement that Najib was detained at its...
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September 19, 2018 - 5:32 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The chief executive of Denmark's largest bank resigned Wednesday as an internal report into allegations of massive money laundering via its Estonian branch showed that "the vast majority" of transactions "have been found to be suspicious." Danske Bank commissioned the...
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September 13, 2018 - 7:16 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A top lawyer for former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged Thursday with receiving 9.5 million ringgit ($2.3 million) in ill-gotten wealth from his client, who is himself accused of money laundering and corruption. Muhammad Shafee Abdullah was arrested...
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September 04, 2018 - 6:18 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch bank ING has paid 775 million euros ($897 million) to settle a huge money laundering case in the Netherlands, prosecutors said Tuesday. The country's financial prosecution service said in a statement that ING for years failed to adequately implement a law aimed...
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This undated photo released by the Weber County Sheriff's Office shows Jacob Kingston. Prosecutors say two executives of a Salt Lake City biodiesel company linked to a polygamous group could flee to Turkey if they are released ahead of trial on charges in a $500 million tax credit scheme. Washakie Renewable Energy CEO Jacob Kingston and CFO Isaiah Kingston have pleaded not guilty to charges alleging they created false production records to obtain renewable-fuel tax credits and then laundered the proceeds. The U.S. Attorney's Office for Utah also says in court documents unsealed ahead of a Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, court hearing that the men were tipped off before a 2016 raid by federal agents. (Weber County Sheriff's Office via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 5:35 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Salt Lake City biodiesel executives linked to a polygamous group will stay in jail after prosecutors argued they could flee to Turkey if released ahead of trial in an alleged $511 million tax credit scheme. The men have access private jets, millions of dollars stashed...
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In this Aug. 10, 2018, photo, actor Jiratpisit Jaravijit, center, is escorted by Thai police officers to leave the Crimes Suppression Division in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai authorities are expected to step up their investigation of a financial scam involving the alleged theft of about $25 million worth of bitcoins from a Finnish investor who police say was bilked with promises of high returns from investments in a casino in Macau and in another cryptocurrency. The case, which surfaced with the arrest in a shopping mall parking lot of a young soap opera actor suspected of colluding with his sister and brother, has prompted Thailand’s central bank to warn investors against risks of bitcoin-related scams, underscoring the challenge for regulators trying to keep up with the fast-growing cryptocurrency markets. (AP Photo/Khanathit Srihirundaj)
August 27, 2018 - 8:31 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities this week are expected to step up their investigation of a financial scam involving the alleged theft of about $25 million worth of bitcoins from a Finnish investor who police say was bilked with promises of high returns from investments in a casino in Macau and in...
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August 17, 2018 - 4:41 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The sales and marketing director of Backpage.com pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring to facilitate prostitution, acknowledging that he participated in a scheme to give free ads to prostitutes in a bid to draw them away from competitors and win over their future business. Dan Hyer is...
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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, right, arrives at High Court of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. Najib will face a new charge of money laundering over a multibillion-dollar graft scandal at a state investment fund, the anti-corruption agency said. Najib in July pleaded not guilty to abuse of power and three counts of criminal breach of trust, just two months after the scandal led to his stunning election defeat. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)
August 07, 2018 - 9:55 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been charged with three counts of money laundering related to the alleged multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund, adding to his troubles just three months after his stunning electoral defeat. Najib stood...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. The trial of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman will open this week with tales of lavish spending on properties and clothing and allegations that the political consultant laundered money through offshore bank accounts. What’s likely to be missing: answers about whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
July 30, 2018 - 12:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't expect answers about Trump campaign coordination with the Russians to come out of the trial of President Donald Trump's onetime campaign chairman. Paul Manafort is scheduled to go to trial Tuesday in Alexandria, Virginia, on charges relating to money laundering stemming from...
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People hold up masks depicting the Brazilian former president Luiz Inacio da Silva during the Lula Free festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, July 28, 2018. Popular Brazilian musicians and social movements organized a concert to call for the release of da Silva, who has been in prison since April, but continues to lead the preferences on the polls ahead of October's election. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
July 28, 2018 - 9:21 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Some of Brazil's most popular musicians called for jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to be freed in a concert Saturday in Rio de Janeiro attended by tens of thousands of people. Da Silva, a leftist ex-president universally known as Lula, was convicted of...
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