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Dear Banks, Hiding Ties To Iran Will Cost You

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2012 | Business

* Bank, New York regulators talked settlement amount-sources * Bank prepares hearing to defend New York license Wednesday ...

'Rogue' New York Regulator Benjamin Lawsky Sets Feds Scrambling In Standard Chartered Laundering Case

Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.10.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

A little-known bank regulator from a young New York agency might just shame federal regulators into getting tougher with the banks. Or he should, anyway.

'You F*cking Americans. Who Are You To Tell Us, The Rest Of The World That We're Not Going To Deal With Iranians?'

Reuters | Posted 10.08.2012 | Business

By Carrick Mollenkamp NEW YORK, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Standard Chartered Plc's Group Finance Director Richard Meddings was the executive...

Regulator Cat Fight!

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2012 | Business

* U.S. Treasury, Federal Reserve officials angered by NY action * Move disrupted ongoing settlement talks with federal officials ...

Bank Takes Huge Hit Over Iran Money-Laundering Allegations

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2012 | Business

* NY regulator says more than $250 bln transactions hidden * Bank say regulator's order not "full and accurate" * White ...

GOP Money Man's Casino Company Under Investigation For Money-Laundering

Reuters | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Las Vegas Sands Corp, controlled by billionaire Republican donor Sheldon Adelson, is the target of a federal investigatio...

Lawyer Allegedly Stole Huge Sum From Orphan Girls

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.28.2012 | Business

How low can one person go? In the case of one Oklahoma attorney, pretty far down. Last Friday, Attorney John Milton Merritt plead guilty to 12 coun...

Tax Evasion Watchdog: Crackdown Has Been 'A Revolution'

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business

* Official queries $21-$32 trillion haven estimate * OECD has no "magic number" for offshore tax evasion * System too co...

Joe Nocera: Another Week, Another Banking Scandal

The New York Times | JOE NOCERA | Posted 07.21.2012 | Business

Is it my imagination, or does every week bring news of another financial scandal? No, it’s not my imagination. First up: Peregrine Financial Grou...

Cops Charge Couple That Allegedly Made $140,000 A Month On eBay

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 07.18.2012 | Money

On eBay, anything from one's soul to an old chicken nugget can be put on the market. But one couple allegedly went too far, using the site to facilita...

HSBC To Apologize For Being Awful At Preventing Money Laundering

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.11.2012 | Business

HSBC may be ready to say it's sorry. The bank will apologize to a Senate panel next Tuesday for not doing more to prevent money laundering through...

Authorities Raid Homes Of Swiss Bank Clients, Employees

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2012 | Business

* Credit Suisse clients raided in shift from banks, employees * Swiss bank believes exempt following German deal last September ...

FBI Claims Drug Cartel Funneled Cash Through BofA

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.09.2012 | Business

Drug money has a way of sprawling. And some of it may have reached Bank of America. A federal probe into Los Zetas, a Mexican drug cartel, claims t...

Ex-Greek Minister Arrested For Money Laundering As Part Of Larger Crackdown

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2012 | Business

By Harry Papachristou ATHENS, April 11 (Reuters) - A former Greek minister was arrested on Wednesday on money laundering charges, in t...

WATCH: Mexican Presidential Candidate Puts Foot In Mouth

Posted 04.03.2012 | Latino Voices

Everyone makes mistakes. But Mexican presidential candidate, Josefina Vazquez Mota, took the cake during her speech in Teziutlán, Puebla, when she mi...

Vatican Bank Account Shut Down By Bank For Lack Of Transparency

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2012 | Religion

* Latest in series of image problems for Vatican bank * Vatican bank trying to meet EU's transparency rules By Philip Pu...

Catching a Financial Thief

Tom Fox | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Tom Fox

James H. Freis, Jr. was appointed in 2007 as director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), an agency that establishes and implements regulatory policies, and analyzes financial transactions.

Uruguay Prodded by G-20 to End Bank Secrecy

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 02.13.2012 | World
Eric Ehrmann

As the rich flock to Punta del Este to visit their money over the long Christmas season known as la temporada, Uruguay faces diplomatic pressure from ...

Criminals Making A Dent In Global GDP

Posted 12.27.2011 | Business

Criminals are making out like bandits with a sizable chunk of the world's economy. Criminal proceeds amounted to 3.6 percent of global gross domes...

YOUR TAKE: Is Teen Stealing Becoming A Trend?

Posted 12.24.2011 | Home

A 14-year-old Australian boy masterminded a $200,000 eBay scam and used the money to live a celebrity lifestyle. Now, his mother is suing four Austral...

Where Are the Drugs on Wall Street?

Bernard Starr | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Bernard Starr

If the bashers, in their desperate quest to discredit the Occupy Wall Street protest, find a pot smoker here or there in Zuccotti Park, it's small change compared to the drug scene on the Main Street of Wall Street.

Aaron Sankin

Suspicious Donations To San Francicso Mayor Investigated For Money Laundering | Aaron Sankin | Posted 08.06.2015 | San Francisco

While the Huffington Post San Francisco team has yet to make it all the way through Ed Lee's recently released 130-page unofficial campaign biography,...

Gambling Priest Receives 60-Day Jail Sentence

Posted 10.17.2011 | Chicago

A former Roselle, Ill., priest was sentenced Tuesday to 60 days in jail, plus an order to pay $295,000 in restitution, for stealing from parish donati...

Blow, Bling and Bucks: IMF Work Against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

Jody Myers | Posted 08.28.2011 | Business
Jody Myers

Drug traffickers, diamond smugglers, and terrorists' financiers around the world have one thing in common: they abuse the financial system to "clean" the proceeds they have obtained from their illegal work, or to transfer funds to achieve their destructive aims.

Catholic Priest Pleads Guilty To Stealing Thousands From Collection Plate

Posted 08.09.2011 | Chicago

A Roman Catholic priest who allegedly stole about $400,000 from the attendees of the Roselle parish he once led pled guilty Thursday to one count of f...