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The Nuts and Bolts of AML Whistleblower Laws – hosted within the House of Commons, join Stephen Kohn for a conversation explaining the nuts and bolts of blowing the whistle on money laundering

Join Stephen Kohn, world-renowned expert on whistleblowing, financial crime, and international law for a conversation explaining the nuts and bolts of blowing the whistle on money laundering. Kohn helped draft the US AML Whistleblower Improvement Act…

Cyprus to strengthen sanctions controls; data leak shows potential sanctions breaches

The Cyprus government has promised a “zero-tolerance” approach to sanctions violations in response to a report released suggesting that Russian businessmen transferred millions of euros worth of assets in breach of EU sanctions allegedly managed by Cypriot accountants and corporate service providers.

UNODC celebrates the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Convention against Corruption

The 20th anniversary of the UNCAC was marked in Vienna, highlighting the world’s first and only legally binding anti-corruption instrument. The event emphasised the transformative impact of UNCAC on the anti-corruption landscape, with international cooperation…

NCA releases podcast which unearths the murky world of serious and organised crime

The episodes cover diverse criminal threats, including people smuggling, cash smuggling, and success stories from Most Wanted fugitive campaigns. The podcast provides an unprecedented look into the NCA’s intelligence capabilities, investigative work…

US DoS designates Kosovan public official, Nexhat Krasniqi, for significant corruption

As a public official responsible for oversight of procurement contracts, Krasniqi abused his public position by accepting bribes in exchange for awarding a contract permitting the construction of an industrial park in the Drenas municipality by the operating company Eltoni.

US DoJ announces charges against three individuals for bribery

The charges stemmed from Susan Keim’s acceptance of bribes from Wilson in exchange for awarding purchase orders to Wilson’s company for selling parts and materials to a U.S. Army Garrison. The sentences reflect legal repercussions for corrupt activities within public…

OECD releases Canada’s phase 4 monitoring report

Despite implementing the Remediation Agreement (RA), a non-trial resolution mechanism, Canada’s enforcement of the foreign bribery offence remains low, with only two individuals and four companies sanctioned since the entry into force of the country’s foreign bribery legislation nearly 25 years ago

OECD publishes report on implementing the Anti-Bribery Convention in Brazil

Expresses serious concerns about Brazil’s statute of limitations for natural persons which remains inadequate to effectively sanction foreign bribery and Brazil’s incomplete whistleblower framework.

The impact of the UK ECCTA 2023 on bribery cases

The SFO has now the authority to require the submission of information or the production of documents to aid in its investigations, this in conjunction with the introduction of the new “failure to prevent fraud” offence and the corporate criminal liability has significantly…

Transparency International Russia exposes how intermediaries on the dark web are selling ‘money mule’ accounts at crypto-to-fiat payment providers to Russian speakers

The scale of known activity suggests hundreds, and perhaps even thousands, of these anonymous accounts are being sold every month.

Transparency International assesses the strength of parliamentary oversight in several jurisdictions

This report provides a summary of key findings from our recent assessment of the strength of oversight mandate, practice and impact of parliaments in Armenia, Cambodia, Colombia, The Gambia, Guatemala, Jamaica, Kenya, Panama, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

UK Review of Disclosure and Fraud Offences

The Home Office announced that it will conduct an independent review of the criminal disclosure regime and the challenges that arise in fraud investigations (the Review). The Review comes on the heels of the UK government’s broader fraud strategy…