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A new episode of KickBack: The Global Anticorruption Podcast focusing on different dimensions to the EU’s fight against corruption

The conversation also explores the challenges of building institutional resilience to corruption within potential accession countries as well as EU member states themselves–most notably the question of how the EU should be responding to autocratic regimes like Viktor Orbán’s government in Hungary…

The Times: UK Foreign Office development arm invested £500m with fraud suspect

The Foreign Office’s development arm invested £500 million with an alleged fraudster now facing decades in US jail, with internal documents showing the deals continued despite “several red flags flying”…

It’s fraud at full trottle – predictions for 2024

In 2024, a new wave of “Inny” perpetrated fraud will be realised at banks, lenders, telecom providers, online retailers, and shippers. The word “Inny” has been popularised on social media fraud forums to sell insider access to do everything…

Nigerian president suspends humanitarian minister in corruption scandal

Nigeria’s president suspended the country’s minister of humanitarian affairs and poverty alleviation with immediate effect over the use of a private bank account for ministry financial transactions in the government’s social welfare program…

RTE: Thousands of money mules operating in Ireland highlight growing cybercrime and money laundering concerns

As Interpol says Ireland is one of a number of countries being specifically targeted by international cybercrime gangs, and gardaí warn thousands of people’s bank accounts are being used to launder money…

US data intelligence firm sanctioned by China

China imposed sanctions on US data intelligence firm Kharon and its employees, banning their entry into China and freezing their assets. These sanctions complicate multinational corporations’ trade due diligence efforts and underscore the need for a holistic approach to navigate trade regulations in China…

China sanctions five US arms manufacturers over Taiwan weapons sales

The countermeasures consist of freezing the properties of those companies in China, including their movable and immovable property, and prohibiting organisations and individuals in China from transactions and cooperation with them. The US arms sales to China’s Taiwan region, seriously harm China’s sovereignty and security interests…

Nigerian national arrested in Ghana facing federal charges for an alleged $7.5m business email compromise scheme involving two charitable organisations

Adejorin was arrested for defrauding two charitable organisations in the US and he faces charges for wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and unauthorised access to a protected computer, culminating in the embezzlement of $7.5 million.

National Law Review: “Export controls are the new sanctions” and other enforcement trends for 2024

Efama urges SFDR refinement for better investor transparency and legislative alignment

Efama recommends refining the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) to enhance clarity for retail investors and align it with other legislation, while suggesting a categorization system for sustainable financial products and emphasizing the need for regulatory alignment with investor preferences…

UK Crypto industry growing faster than the US Crypto market; revenue to double and hit $3.77B by 2027

UK has become the largest crypto economy in Europe and one of the most promising locations for blockchain and crypto development globally. According to Statista, over 17 million people, or 26% of the UK’s population, own or use cryptocurrencies…

FCN publishes financial crime dashboard for South Africa

The FCN South Africa Dashboard offers a concise analysis of financial crime, covering threats, vulnerabilities, and responses, with 150 data points including key risk and performance indicators…