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What Nearly $20 Million Stashed Under A Mattress Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 01.24.2017 | Crime

The U.S. Attorney’s Office released a photo on Monday showing approximately $20 million in cold hard cash stashed under a mattress that’s allegedl...

Why Is Trump Acting Like A Russian Oligarch?

Harlan Green | Posted 11.03.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

It's becoming clear why Presidential Candidate Trump and Russian President Putin have been so chummy with each other. Trump has become dependent on Russian oligarchs to fund his real estate ventures since U.S. banks no longer will because of his various bankruptcies and history of failure to pay his debts.

Enroll in Cheater University and Watch Your Business Soar

Bernard Starr | Posted 09.20.2016 | Comedy
Bernard Starr

Federal (A PARODY) ABOUT CHEATER UNIVERSITY Our highly praised institution of lower learning proudly bears the name of its...

Croatia's Upcoming Elections - Rampant Voter Fraud, Anti-Semitism, Far-Right Surge and Security Threats Impacting the West

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 09.09.2016 | Home
Natasha Srdoc

Co-authored by Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy, co-founders, International Leaders Summit Croatia's electorate prepares to vote for the second tim...

How to Save Yourself From Online Payments Fraud?

Zak Mustapha | Posted 08.23.2016 | Business
Zak Mustapha

Just imagine yourself posting a used iPhone for sale on Craigslist and instantly receiving an e-mail in just a few minutes from a potential-sounding buyer interested in buying it at full price or even more.

Derisking Threatens Caribbean Banking Sector and Trade

FOMIN | Posted 08.19.2016 | Business

By Allan Wright Allan Wright is country economist for The Bahamas at the Inter-American Development Bank, and an associate researcher for the Caribb...

As Climate Change Hits Economies, Small Island States Turn to Selling Passports

Till Bruckner | Posted 07.28.2016 | Business
Till Bruckner

Such economic citizenship programmes, which are being run by several small island states in the region, have raised concerns that terrorists, criminals and other shady characters could buy Caribbean passports to evade justice, slip into Europe and North America through the back door, or squirrel away billions in stolen public money in tropical tax paradises.

IMF Caught in Moldova's Corruption Vortex, Time For The West To Wake Up

Luke Coffey | Posted 07.22.2016 | Home
Luke Coffey

Once again Eastern Europe is the location of a geo-political struggle that could define Europe's security for a generation. Moldova, a small country with a long history of foreign meddling, is at the epicenter of Eastern Europe. It is time for policymakers in the West start giving this tiny country more attention.

On Brexit, Luxembourg and Swiss justice

Martin de Sa'Pinto | Posted 07.21.2016 | Home
Martin de Sa'Pinto

What have the UK government, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Swiss justice system got in common? From the evidence it would appear that, despite...

U.S. Lawsuits Implicate Malaysia's PM In Massive Stolen Money Scandal

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.21.2016 | Home

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Thursday judgment should be withheld until all the facts are known after the U.S...

Key Democrat Reprimands Loretta Lynch For Going Easy On Wall Street

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) sent a sharply worded letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Friday, calling on the government’s t...

The Mortgage Industry Needs More, Not Less, Oversight

Bernie Navarro | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics
Bernie Navarro

I have read the recent articles about the Panama Papers with great interest, because the way these shell companies are used has a direct impact on local real estate markets. Although many of these offshore vehicles have a legitimate purpose, a significant number are set up to wash ill-gotten gains from their owners.


akhtar khan | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
akhtar khan

It's a well known fact, and thanks to British Prime Minister David Cameron's recent comment to Her Majesty The Queen Nigeria is 'fantastically corrupt...

Panama Raids Offices Of Law Firm At Center Of 'Panama Papers' Leak

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.13.2016 | Home

PANAMA CITY, April 12 (Reuters) - Panama's attorney general late on Tuesday raided the offices of the Mossack Fonseca law firm to search for any evide...

What You Need to Know About Shell Companies and Corruption in the Wake of the Panama Papers

Hera Hussain | Posted 04.08.2016 | Home
Hera Hussain

On Sunday, the Internet experienced a meltdown of a different kind. With an unprecedented 2.6 terabytes of data, or 11.5 million confidential documents leaked from a popular Panamanian corporate service provider,  there is now an impressive amount of investigation going on.

This Bank Got Caught In The Middle Of Two Massive Corporate Scandals In One Week

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 04.06.2016 | Business

When leaked documents expose dirty money or hidden wealth, international lender HSBC has an unfortunate knack for being involved. In the last five day...

Conceal Estate, US Cracks Down on Hot Money Condo Loophole

Diane M. Francis | Posted 02.26.2017 | Crime
Diane M. Francis

New York's swankiest sky­ scrapers have become the new Swiss banks for the world's rich­est undesirables. It's ironic, considering that for de­cade...

How U.S. Sidelines Some of the Corrupt in the Former Soviet Union

Armine Sahakyan | Posted 02.20.2017 | Home
Armine Sahakyan

Image: Stock Photo. Pronina Most residents of the former Soviet Union hate the corruption that prevents everyone but a tiny mi...

Elizabeth Warren: American Justice Is 'Rigged' In Favor Of The Rich

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a scorching speech from the Senate floor on Wednesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said the American criminal justice system is r...

Diplomatic Passports For Sale, Claims Dominica's Opposition Leader

Till Bruckner | Posted 01.18.2017 | Home
Till Bruckner

Lennox Linton is the Leader of the Opposition in the Commonwealth of Dominica, an independent island-state in the Caribbean with just 72,000 inhabitan...

Justice for US Terrorism Victims -- Paid for by a Major French Bank

Frank Vogl | Posted 01.05.2017 | Home
Frank Vogl

Finding an appropriate source of funds for restitution to U.S. victims of state-sponsored terrorism has been difficult, but the $9 billion fine imposed by U.S. authorities in a settlement with BNP Paribas in late June 2014 has proven to be ideal.

Can the U.S. and Partner Governments Crush ISIL Finance?

Frank Vogl | Posted 12.10.2016 | Home
Frank Vogl

United States Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew will chair an unprecedented session of the United Nations Security Council on December 17. For the first ti...

Silver Heads for Slammer in Major New York Corruption Case

Frank Vogl | Posted 12.02.2016 | Crime
Frank Vogl

The need for honest politicians serving the public's interests is at the core of the American system of democracy. Nevertheless, in the U.S., as in every country, politics and corruption too often go hand-in-hand.

Terrorist Financing Must Be Destroyed

Frank Vogl | Posted 11.17.2016 | Home
Frank Vogl

A sprawling dark network of financial agents has long supported terrorist operations. The U.S. Patriot Act, pushed by the last Bush Administration following the 9/11 disaster explicitly sought to strengthen efforts in this area. But, still more must be done.

Restoring Banking Integrity - 10 Reform Proposals

Frank Vogl | Posted 10.12.2016 | Business
Frank Vogl

Public trust in the biggest banks is low. I have 10 specific recommendations to cure the banks of their evil ways. Bankers will not like most of my proposals, but the time has come for radical reform.