Swiss open money-laundering Russian tax probe

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Swiss prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into suspected money-laundering after a U.S. investor claimed that Russian tax officials used Swiss bank accounts to engage in fraud. The probe was launched March 7 after Switzerland’s Money Laundering Reporting Office received a complaint from a law firm on behalf of the London-based Hermitage Capital Management, the federal prosecutors’ office said Friday. …

Bin Laden death sparks new talk over Patriot Act

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WASHINGTON—Freshman Republican Randy Hultgren had no problem voting against extending the Patriot Act in February. But the death of Osama bin Laden, just weeks before part of the terrorist-fighting law expires, raises new questions for the Illinois congressman. “It hasn’t changed my mind, not yet,” Hultgren said this week. “I want to see that we’re doing it in a careful …

US Files money laundering charges against 3 online gambling sites

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The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York filed bank fraud, illegal gambling offenses and money laundering charges against three online gambling sites. Named in the charges by the Manhattan U.S. Attorney were PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker. Preet Bharara announced the unsealing of an indictment on Friday against 11 defendants, which includes the three largest …

Dane Indicted for Defrauding CDC

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A Danish man was recently indicted on charges of wire fraud and money laundering for allegedly concocting a scheme to steal more than $1 million in autism research money from the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The indictment charges Poul Thorsen, 49, with 13 counts of wire fraud and nine counts of money laundering. The wire fraud counts each …

A Charlo woman is expected to plead guilty this week to stealing more than $675,000 from the Whitefish Credit Union branch in Polson

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Kathleen Louise Sammons will make her first appearance in U.S. District Court in Missoula on Tuesday. She is charged with embezzlement from the credit union and money laundering, crimes she allegedly committed while employed at the Polson branch of the Whitefish Credit Union between 1998 and June 24, 2010, according to court documents. According to charging documents from the U.S. …

Former Pamrapo admin found guilty of embezzlement and money laundering

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BAYONNE AND BEYOND — Brian Campbell, 42, the former managing director of the investment subsidiary of Bayonne’s Pamrapo Bank, was found guilty Tuesday of embezzlement, according to a published newspaper report. A jury determined he was guilty after he was charged with diverting hundreds of thousands of dollars in commissions and fees to his personal accounts. According to the story, …

London Lawyer For Nigerian Governor Sentenced For Money Laundering

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By Samuel Rubenfeld The London lawyer for a Nigerian state governor has been sentenced to seven years in jail for charges including money laundering, local media reported. Bhadresh Gohil, who has represented Delta State Gov. James Onanefe Ibori, was found guilty in November for his role in a scheme to sell $37 million in shares of Nigerian telecom company V-Mobile (now Airtel), …

Anti Money Laundering Training – Limerick Course

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The next Anti Money Laundering training course is scheduled for April 29th in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Limerick. The course will run from 10am to 1pm and costs € 95. A comprehensive reference manual and course notes will be provided to all participants. Follow on assessment and email support is also included as part of this course. Places are …