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FIE - In this Nov. 13, 2014, file photo, Westpac Chief Executive Brian Hartzer speaks in Sydney about how he will take over as CEO. Hartzer said on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, he will step down following accusations Australia’s second biggest bank committed 23 million breaches of the anti-money laundering and counterterrorism financing laws. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
November 26, 2019 - 2:18 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — The chief executive of Australia’s second biggest bank said Tuesday he plans to resign following accusations Westpac committed 23 million breaches of anti-money laundering and counterterrorism financing laws. The financial crime regulator AUSTRAC is pursuing Westpac in the...
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October 09, 2019 - 11:19 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A spokesman for the Tunisian presidential candidate jailed since August says he will be freed, four days before the vote. Nabil Karaoui, a media magnate accused of money laundering and tax fraud, is expected to leave jail later Wednesday, said Jaouhar Mghribi, a top official...
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People looking at a Aston Martin One-77 Coupe (2011) in front of a Ferrari LaFerrari (2015), yellow, and a Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 Coupe (2010), blue, part of some 25 luxury cars owned by Teodoro Obiang, the son of the Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo are pictured before an auction of sales house Bonhams at the Bonmont Abbey Golf & Country Club in Cheserex near Geneva, Switzerland, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. A collection of luxury cars from Equatorial Guinea's vice president Teodorin Obiang Nguema confiscated by the Geneva prosecutor's office after a deal ending a money-laundering inquiry, are auctioned off in Switzerland and are estimated to bring in 18.5 million Swiss francs. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
September 29, 2019 - 7:44 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Car lovers from around the world splashed out more than $27 million at an auction Sunday for dozens of luxury cars seized from the son of Equatorial Guinea's president in a Swiss money-laundering probe. The 25 lots sold by auction house Bonhams included a white-and-cream 2014...
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FILE - This Tuesday, March 5, 2013 file photo shows the new Lamborghini Veneno during the first media day of the 83rd Geneva International Motor Show, Switzerland. On Sunday, Sept. 28, 2019, an auction house in Switzerland is set to sell 25 luxury cars including Ferraris, Rolls-Royces and a Lamborghini Veneno that Geneva authorities seized from the son of Equatorial Guinea’s president in a money-laundering probe. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, file)
September 29, 2019 - 1:29 am
GENEVA (AP) — An auction house in Switzerland is set to sell 25 luxury cars including Ferraris, Rolls-Royces and Lamborghinis that Geneva authorities seized from the son of Equatorial Guinea's president in a money-laundering probe. Swiss authorities say the sale Sunday by auctioneer Bonhams is...
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September 26, 2019 - 2:31 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch bank ABN AMRO says it is under investigation for possible breaches of the Netherlands' money laundering and terrorism financing legislation. The bank announced the probe in a short statement Thursday and said it will cooperate fully with investigators. Earlier...
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September 25, 2019 - 4:31 am
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonian police have found the body of the former head of Danske Bank in Estonia who was at the center of a $220 billion money laundering scandal and had disappeared two days ago. Police said Aivar Rehe went missing Monday, fueling speculation it might be related to the 2007...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019 file photo, Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela Juan Guaido speaks during a weekly session at the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela. The United States and more than a dozen Latin American countries are meeting Monday, Sept. 23 to consider multilateral sanctions against Venezuela. The foreign ministers are expected to discuss a range of punishments, including loss of diplomatic recognition and an economic boycott. Many of the participating countries recognize Guaidó as Venezuela's legitimate leader after he declared himself interim president in January, citing what was seen as President Nicolás Maduro's fraudulent re-election last year. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
September 23, 2019 - 7:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The United States and more than a dozen Latin American countries agreed Monday to investigate and arrest associates and senior officials of the Venezuelan government of Nicolás Maduro who are suspected of crimes like drug trafficking, money laundering and financing terrorism. But...
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This combination photo shows Nabil Karoui speaking to press after his trial in Tunis, Jan. 23, 2012, left, and Kais Saied speaking to the media in Tunis, Sept. 17, 2019. Tunisia’s electoral authority says on Tuesday, Sept. 17 that jailed media magnate Nabil Karoui and independent law professor Kais Saied are advancing to the country’s presidential election runoff. The electoral commission has announced that the two outsider candidates have come out on top in the first round of voting. (AP Photo)
September 22, 2019 - 4:51 am
PARIS (AP) — Jailed Tunisian media magnate Nabil Karoui said he's "reasonably optimistic" about winning Tunisia's presidential runoff, where he is facing independent law professor Kais Saied. They beat out two dozen other candidates in the first-round of voting on Sept. 15. No date has been set yet...
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Vice President of the Islamist party Ennahda and candidate for the upcoming presidential elections Abdelfattah Mourou, left, and Tunisian Leader of the Islamist Ennahda party, Rachid Ghannouchi during a meeting with the members of the party in Tunis, Tunisia, Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)
August 31, 2019 - 10:39 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A jailed media magnate is among the 26 candidates who are running in Tunisia's presidential election on Sept. 15. The Tunisian election authority announced the candidates who qualified for the first round of voting in the North African country with a fragile democracy. A...
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August 23, 2019 - 6:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Aug. 22 about federal authorities breaking up an international theft ring, The Associated Press reported erroneously the suspects are accused of stealing at least $46 million. The alleged thefts actually totaled $6 million, and authorities say the suspects attempted to...
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