Money laundering

July 27, 2018 - 3:58 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A new indictment in Arizona against operators of Backpage.com alleges the classified ad site gave free ads to prostitutes and cultivated arrangements with others who worked in the sex trade to get them to post ads with the company. The indictment filed Wednesday repeats allegations...
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July 20, 2018 - 3:13 pm
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A contractor convicted of scamming dozens of New Jersey homeowners out of nearly $2 million following Superstorm Sandy has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison. Jamie Lawson must also pay $1,860,981 in restitution under the sentence imposed Friday. Lawson had pleaded...
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July 19, 2018 - 8:49 am
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin prosecutors say they have provisionally confiscated 77 properties in the German capital that were linked to a suspected organized crime clan during a money-laundering investigation. Prosecutors said the raids, which were carried out last Friday, were part of an investigation...
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July 08, 2018 - 1:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The head of a multimillion-dollar payday lending enterprise accused of evading state regulations by using Native American tribes and a bank as fronts has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison and ordered to forfeit $64 million in assets. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports...
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FILE - In this July 3, 2013, file photo, Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom speaks during the Intelligence and Security select committee hearing at Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand. Kim Dotcom and three of his former colleagues have lost their latest bid to avoid extradition to the U.S. to face criminal charges. New Zealand’s Court of Appeal on Thursday, July 5, 2018, upheld earlier court rulings that found the men were eligible to be handed over to U.S. authorities. (Mark Mitchell/New Zealand Herald via AP, File)
July 05, 2018 - 4:54 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Flamboyant internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and three of his former colleagues have lost their latest bid to avoid extradition to the U.S. to face criminal charges. New Zealand's Court of Appeal on Thursday upheld earlier court rulings that found the men were eligible...
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FILE - In this April 14, 2011 file picture the Glencore headquarters in Baar, Switzerland is photographed. Shares in commodities trading company Glencore have plunged after it was ordered to hand over documents and records to the U.S. Department of Justice as part of an investigation into possible corruption and money laundering. The company, which is based in Baar, Switzerland, said Tuesday, July 3, 2018 the requested documents relate to its business in Nigeria, Congo and Venezuela from 2007 onwards. (Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP, file)
July 03, 2018 - 11:38 am
GENEVA (AP) — Shares in commodities giant Glencore plunged Tuesday after the company was ordered to hand over documents to the U.S. Department of Justice for a check on its compliance with corruption and money laundering rules. The company, which is based in Baar, Switzerland, said Tuesday the...
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In this photo taken Thursday, May 24, 2018, former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, center, speaks to media as he leaves the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Office in Putrajaya in Kuala Lumpur. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
July 03, 2018 - 7:55 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested Tuesday by anti-graft investigators and will be charged over his alleged role in the multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund, officials said. A government task force probing alleged theft and money...
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Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng speaks during an exclusive interview with The Associated Press at Finance Ministry in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Friday, June 29, 2018. Lim said the government will sell much of the huge stash of jewelry and luxury goods, including diamond necklaces, tiaras and designer handbags, seized in a money-laundering probe of former leader Najib Razak. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
June 29, 2018 - 3:38 am
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government will sell much of the huge stash of jewelry and luxury goods, including diamond necklaces, tiaras and designer handbags that were seized in a money-laundering probe of former leader Najib Razak, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng told The Associated Press...
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Malaysia's commercial crime investigations chief Amar Singh shows a picture of jewelry during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Malaysian police say the total value of cash, jewelry and hundreds of watches and handbags seized from properties linked to former Prime Minister Najib Razak in a money-laundering investigation amounted to $273 million. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
June 27, 2018 - 3:05 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The total value of cash, jewelry and hundreds of watches and handbags seized from properties linked to former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in a money-laundering investigation amounted to at least $273 million, police said Wednesday, calling the haul "the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2015 file photo, laborers work at a construction site at the Palm Jumeirah, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A new report released Tuesday, June 12, 2018, by the Washington-based Center for Advanced Defense Studies, relying on leaked property data from the city-state, described Dubai’s real-estate market as a haven for money launderers, terror financiers and drug traffickers sanctioned by the U.S. in recent years. Officials in Dubai said they could not comment on the report. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
June 12, 2018 - 10:12 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — War profiteers, terror financiers and drug traffickers sanctioned by the U.S. in recent years have used Dubai's real-estate market as a haven for their assets, a new report released Tuesday alleges. The report by the Washington-based Center for Advanced Defense...
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