Money laundering

A 21 meters (69 feet) high Christmas tree coming from Poland is backdropped by the dome of St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. (Fabio Frustaci/ANSA via AP)
December 08, 2017 - 2:38 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — European evaluators have praised the Vatican's financial watchdogs for efficiently flagging suspicious transactions but have once again faulted Vatican prosecutors for failing to bring any money laundering cases to trial. The Council of Europe's Moneyval evaluators issued a...
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F1 Force India team boss Vijay Mallya is surrounded by members of the media as he stands outside to smoke during the lunch break on the first day of his extradition case at Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. Mallya, the United Breweries Group chairman and co-owner of the Force India F1 team is wanted in India to face fraud allegations. He was arrested in April by the Metropolitan Police's extradition unit on behalf of authorities in India. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
December 04, 2017 - 12:00 pm
LONDON (AP) — Indian tycoon Vijay Mallya insisted he was innocent of money-laundering accusations Monday after the evacuation of a London court building forced him to face a swarm of journalists he had sought to avoid. The start of Mallya's extradition hearing was delayed by 70 minutes because of...
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December 04, 2017 - 1:18 am
As the trial detailing widespread corruption in world soccer enters a fourth week, prosecutors are close to concluding their case in a Brooklyn federal courthouse. One sleepy juror was dismissed last week, one defendant was admonished by the judge, and the FIFA president thanked American...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2016 file photo, Venezuela's Minister of Petroleum and Mining Eulogio Del Pino speaks to journalists prior to the start of a meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, at their headquarters in Vienna, Austria. Venezuelan authorities said Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, that they've arrested Del Pino in a widening corruption probe into the state-run oil industry. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)
November 30, 2017 - 11:18 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities on Thursday arrested two former top officials in a widening corruption probe into the state-run oil industry that some see as an attempt by President Nicolas Maduro to consolidate power within his socialist party ahead of next year's presidential...
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In this courtroom sketch, Assistant U.S. Attorney David Denton points at defendant Mehmet Hakan Atilla, right, during opening arguments of a trial, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, in New York federal court. Denton said Atilla, deputy CEO of Halkbank, was the architect of a "massively successful" scheme to dupe U.S. banks into letting Iran move money around the world. Judge Richard Berman is seated at the bench, background left. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
November 29, 2017 - 10:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A wealthy Turkish-Iranian gold trader told a New York jury Wednesday that he began cooperating with U.S. authorities in an Iranian sanctions-evasion case after lawyers failed in efforts to free him with a prisoner exchange. Reza Zarrab, soft-spoken and wearing tan scrubs, testified...
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In this courtroom sketch, Assistant U.S. Attorney David Denton points at defendant Mehmet Hakan Atilla, right, during opening arguments of a trial, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, in New York federal court. Denton said Atilla, deputy CEO of Halkbank, was the architect of a "massively successful" scheme to dupe U.S. banks into letting Iran move money around the world. Judge Richard Berman is seated at the bench, background left. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
November 28, 2017 - 10:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday revealed that a wealthy Turkish-Iranian gold trader struck a plea deal to testify about a vast corruption scheme they say reached into the upper levels of the Turkish government — a development that could further strain relations between the United States and...
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This photo shows the federal courthouse in New York, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. Jury selection is scheduled to begin in the trial of Halkbank Deputy CEO Mehmet Hakan Atilla, a top executive for a state-run bank in Turkey, accused of conspiring to help Iran evade economic sanctions. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 28, 2017 - 2:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Iran sanctions trial of a Turkish banker (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Court papers show Turkish gold trader Reza Zarra pleaded guilty last month to bank fraud, money laundering and other charges as part of a deal to testify at a New York trial. The papers were...
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November 20, 2017 - 5:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Payments to the head of Peruvian soccer were masked under the name "Fiat." Money for Paraguay's boss was listed as "Honda." Excel spreadsheets detailed the cloak-and-dagger recording system of money given to "Benz," ''VW," ''Toyota," ''Kia," and "Peugeot," among others, including a...
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November 12, 2017 - 9:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. prosecutors say Brazilian businessman Jose Maria Marin was a soccer official on the take — and wasn't always discreet about it. "It's about time to have it coming my way. True or not?" Marin said while negotiating a bribe in 2014, according to hours of recordings collected by...
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November 02, 2017 - 2:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump is due back in court along with his business associate. Paul Manafort, who led the campaign for several months last year, will appear Thursday afternoon in Washington's federal court with co-defendant Rick Gates. Special...
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