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Basel Institute of Governance issues a quick guide to informal networks and anti-corruption

Basel takes the view that corruption generally springs from the social norms and group dynamics of well-articulated and resilient informal networks. This guide takes a look at what this means and the implications for anti-corruption programming…

US SEC announces the top four securities enforcement developments from April 2024

The US SEC recently won courtroom victories in insider trading and crypto actions, initiated its first off-channel communications action and initiated the second round of settled actions under the Advisers Act Marketing Rule…

OCCRP announces the moroccan cybercrime ring is profiting from gift card fraud by stealing victims information and generating up to $100,000 daily

Ring mines digital gold from company directories, contact lists, and email accounts, exploiting mobile phones for smishing attacks to infiltrate large companies with deep pockets. Microsoft recommends companies adopt a secure gift card platform with strict password requirements and IP address location checks for all devices attempting to register one…

US SEC has charged three New Yorkers with raising over $184m through pre-IPO fraud schemes

SEC charges defendants with violating antifraud and federal securities laws, seeking permanent injunctive relief, return of gains, and civil penalties…

FinCen 2020 investigation into a Ukrainian oligarch’s property portfolio among 25 cases of allegedly gotten funds being funneled into the sector

A recent report by anti-corruption advocacy organizations reveals that over the past 20 years, at least $2.6billion of illicit or suspicious funds have been invested in commercial real estate in the US…

Transparency International announces the preparing for the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

This report aids anti-corruption and ESG professionals in understanding corruption and bribery as sustainability matters, focusing on material impacts, risks, and opportunities in line with EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive and and European Sustainability Reporting Standards…

Eurojust assists in uncovering a high-level corruption scheme

Fugitives with Red Notices, using bribes, seek asylum in Moldova and other countries attempting to block or delete them, and seeking information about their INTERPOL red notice to avoid detection…

Banking Drive: TD bank employee being accused of taking bribes in a new AML case

Banker Gerardo Aquino Vargas allegedly provided criminals with 28 debit cards in Florida, netting $5,600 in bribes and claiming lower rates than others for illegal services. Court documents reveal that Vargas allegedly unblocked two debit cards after TD froze them after identifying fraudulent ATM transactions in Colombia…

GFI proposes plan to dismantle the ‘Global financial secrecy system’

Daniel Calingaert argues that ‘the time has come to dismantle the four pillars of the global financial secrecy system—to (1) end corporate anonymity, (2) eliminate instruments of financial secrecy, (3) make enablers legally liable for complicity in corruption, and (4) insulate our financial system from secrecy jurisdictions.’

US DoJ announces ringleader and company insider admit to defrauding biochemical company and transferring products to China through falsified export documents

The US DoJ has declined to prosecute MilliporeSigma, citing factors in the Department’s Principles of Federal Prosecution of Business Organizations and the National Security Division Enforcement Policy for Business Organizations. The policy assumes companies self-disclose potential violations, cooperate, and remediate promptly, unless aggravating factors exist…

INTERPOL identifies anti-corruption action with the potential misuse of systems in Moldova

UK authorities have reported a cybercrime investigation involving corrupt Moldovan individuals suspected of passing information about Red Notices to wanted persons with INTERPOL actively cooperating with relevant jurisdictions. INTERPOL has implemented additional measures to ensure the suspected misuse is stopped and to prevent future occurrences…

FBI announces major worldwide disruption of malware in international cyber operation

The FBI has announced Operation Endgame, a multinational cyber operation involving the US, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK, with Europol and Eurojust’s assistance. FBI’s continued fight against cybercrime and malware-as-a-service models…