Money laundering

April 04, 2017 - 6:46 am
BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Switzerland's financial markets watchdog says it investigated 22 breaches of money laundering requirements last year, from nine in 2015, particularly linked to international corruption. The authority, FINMA, said Tuesday that "serious shortcomings" came to light in 2016,...
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FILE - This Oct. 21, 2015 file photo shows the logo of the Swiss bank Credit Suisse, in Zurich, Switzerland. European authorities are investigating dozens of people suspected of tax evasion involving Swiss bank Credit Suisse, officials said Friday, March 31, 2017. Dutch authorities in particular said they had detained two people and seized assets including luxury cars, paintings and even a gold bar in the multi-country sweep. (Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP, file)
March 31, 2017 - 10:20 am
GENEVA (AP) — European authorities are investigating dozens of people suspected of tax evasion and money laundering involving Swiss bank Credit Suisse, officials said Friday, with Dutch authorities in particular detaining two people and seizing assets including luxury cars, paintings and even a...
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March 16, 2017 - 2:48 am
TRUMP-BUDGET Trump budget slashes agency money to boost defense spending WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is unveiling a $1.15 trillion budget, a far-reaching overhaul of federal government spending that slashes a dozen Cabinet departments to finance a significant increase in the military...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Sacramento County Sheriff's office shows James Larkin one of the former owners of Backpage a major international website advertising escort services. Law enforcement experts and sex worker advocates say shutting down what prosecutors call an online brothel could have unintended negative consequences. California is prosecuting Backpage.com's two founders and its chief executive and they are due in court Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. (Sacramento County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
February 08, 2017 - 1:59 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — There's a law enforcement paradox to Backpage.com, labeled by officials as the largest U.S. internet prostitution ad provider. California prosecutors label the site an "online brothel" that rakes in millions of dollars from sex trafficking that often includes minors, want...
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January 27, 2017 - 6:31 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nigeria is seizing back one of Africa's richest oil blocs and will prosecute petroleum giants Shell and Eni in a $1.2 billion corruption scandal that has drawn investigators from the United States, Italy, France, Switzerland and Holland, according to a Nigerian Federal High...
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FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2016, file photo, a bag of 4-fluoro isobutyryl fentanyl which was seized in a drug raid is displayed at the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Testing and Research Laboratory in Sterling, Va. Acting United States DEA administrator Chuck Rosenberg will visit China next week amid efforts to cut off the Chinese supply of deadly synthetic drugs, like fentanyl. China disputes U.S. claims that it’s the top source of opioids. Still, Beijing has already banned fentanyl, an opioid some 50 times stronger than heroin, and 18 related compounds. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
January 06, 2017 - 4:03 pm
SHANGHAI (AP) — In a sign of improving cooperation between the U.S. and China to fight the global drug trade, the Drug Enforcement Administration will open a new office there and its top chief will visit next week for the first time in more than a decade. The DEA said acting administrator Chuck...
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December 29, 2016 - 7:42 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's Central Election Commission has cancelled the mandates of two members of Parliament and a mayor because of their criminal records. The actions taken Thursday were the first under a law passed last year that bars people with criminal records from holding public...
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December 23, 2016 - 7:34 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general said Friday that she was pursuing new pimping charges against the operators of Backpage.com, a website that advertises escort services, just two weeks after a judge tossed an earlier case. Kamala Harris, an incoming U.S. senator, said she has...
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December 23, 2016 - 5:50 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general said Friday that she was pursuing new pimping charges against the operators of Backpage.com, a website that advertises escort services, just two weeks after a judge tossed an earlier case. Kamala Harris, an incoming U.S. senator, said she has...
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