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    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – An Elizabeth woman accused of helping her heroin-dealing paramour launder hundreds of thousands of dollars will spend more than a year behind bars. READ MORE: State Police Reminding Drivers About Rules Of The Road For School Bus Safety WeekA judge sentenced 32-year-old Holly Parrish to 12 months and one day on her...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/CNN) – A Columbian financier who works closely with embattled Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro is set to appear in a US federal court on Monday after being extradited from Cape Verde over the weekend. The U.S. claims Alex Saab was behind a corrupt network involving a government-subsidized food program called CLAP that allowed Maduro and his allies to...
    Officials in a Texas border city have been working to develop ties with key political and financial figures in Mexico who appear to be promoting growth. These same figures are the targets of ongoing money laundering investigations. This week, the City of Mission, hosted a delegation of representatives from the Mexican port city of Mazatlan, Sinaloa. During their visit, Mission...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – A senior U.S. official says that a top fugitive close to Venezuela’s socialist government has been put on a plane to the U.S. to face money laundering charges. Alex Saab was on a chartered Justice Department flight from Cape Verde, where he was arrested 16 months ago while making a stop on the way to Iran...
    MIAMI (AP) — A top fugitive close to Venezuela’s socialist government has been put on a plane to the U.S. to face money laundering charges, a senior U.S. official confirmed Saturday. Alex Saab was on a chartered Justice Department flight from Cape Verde, where he was arrested 16 months ago while making a stop on the way to Iran for...
    A report published Tuesday contends that President Joe Biden could get tied up in the ongoing FBI investigation into his son Hunter Biden’s finances due to the sharing of bank accounts and payment of each other’s bills. Emails obtained by DailyMail.com from Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop show that his business partner, Eric Schwerin, was working on Joe Biden’s tax returns...
    LONDON (AP) — British bank NatWest faces a potentially hefty fine after admitting Thursday to three charges relating to anti-money laundering failures. The case, which was heard at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, related to 365 million pounds ($495 million) deposited into the account of century-old jeweler Fowler Oldfield between 2012 and 2016. Fowler Oldfield was based in the north England city...
    BERLIN (AP) — Police carried out large-scale raids in three German states Wednesday in connection with a suspected money-laundering network that reportedly funneled millions in ill-gotten gains to Turkey and Syria. Duesseldorf police said the raids, which began in the early hours, involved over 1,000 officers and took place in the states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Lower Saxony and Bremen. The...
    It takes a lot of "chutzpah" for Hunter Biden to host lavish art shows while under federal investigation for money laundering, New York Post columnist Miranda Devine said Tuesday. The younger Biden hosted an art show in Hollywood last week for several California elites, including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Approximately 200 people reportedly attended the Hollywood event. Biden's high-flying...
    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Conservative government is facing calls to tighten the country’s defenses against “dirty money” after a massive leak of offshore data showed how London, in particular, is the destination of choice for some of the world’s richest and most powerful people to conceal their cash. The cache of almost 12 million files, which has been dubbed...
    BRUSSELS (AP) — Influential soccer agent Pini Zahavi has been charged in Belgium as part of an investigation into alleged wrongdoing at second-division club Royal Excelsior Mouscron, the federal prosecutor’s office said Friday. The office confirmed Zahavi’s indictment following reports in the Belgian press that the 78-year-old former journalist had been charged by an investigating judge with “forgery, use of...
    LODI (BCN) — Lodi City Councilman Shakir Khan was arraigned Tuesday afternoon on charges relating to illegal gambling, money laundering, tax evasion and unemployment claim fraud but has no intention of resigning his council position. Allen Sawyer, the attorney representing Khan, said the allegations against his client are old and Khan denies partaking in the illegal gambling that occurred at...
    A Paterson man admitted Tuesday that he laundered more than $2.5 million for Central and South American drug cartels operating in New Jersey and New York, federal authorities said. Willy Cruz-Bonilla, 24, was among six Passaic County residents charged in a massive network that converted nearly $27 million in ill-gotten gains to more than 1,000 checks sent to the Dominican...
    Bidens racial justice agenda must be central to post-Ida disaster recovery Kabul fell — and this ambassador was thrust into the spotlight By Tom Arnold © Reuters/Tim Wimborne FILE PHOTO: Money changer holds a stack of Afghan currency on a street in central Kabul LONDON (Reuters) - A unit in Afghanistan's central bank leading a 15-year effort to counter...
    COVID-19 live updates: Bidens 6-pronged strategy to fight pandemic Biden to withdraw ATF pick David Chipman after resistance over gun control support By Hans Seidenstuecker and John O'Donnell © Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch FILE PHOTO: Police waits outside the Finance Ministry in Berlin BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) -German prosecutors raided the finance and justice ministries on Thursday as part of an investigation into...
    COVID-19 live updates: LA schools to vote on vaccine mandate for students Free football tickets for jabbed South Africans * Raids cast shadow over chancellor candidate Scholz Load Error * Probe puts spotlight on financial crime ahead of elections * Investigation into whether suspect payments ignored (Adds details, background) By Hans Seidenstuecker and John O'Donnell BERLIN/FRANKFURT, Sept 9...
    Fauci: Infection rate is 10 times what is needed to end pandemic; US says it can give boosters and share shots abroad. Live COVID-19 updates Photos from North Korea suggest Kim Jong Uns weight loss had continued in the wake of rumored health scares (Adds more detail) Load Error BERLIN, Sept 9 (Reuters) - German prosecutors raided the...
    Explainer: Can Trump use executive privilege to block Jan. 6 attack probe? Economists urge Democratic leaders to pass immigration revamp in budget reconciliation bill © Marketwatch MARKET PULSE German prosecutors were reportedly conducting a raid of the finance and justice ministries over allegations that money laundering reports were not forwarded.Der Spiegel said the raid is part of an investigation...
    Three men were arrested after a raid of a Trenton home found $70,000 worth of drugs and $23,000 in cash, authorities said. Malcolm Echols, 29, Abdul Patilla, 40, and Anthony Brown, 29, all of Trenton, on Aug. 27 were accused of distributing drugs out of a Fulton Street home, according to New Jersey State Police. Later that day, detectives executed...
    A horse breeder who reportedly moonlighted as the leader of a criminal gang linked to Mexico's top two drug cartels was arrested in Colombia on Monday. Néstor Tarazona Enciso, 56, was taken into custody by the Colombia National Police on Sunday in Pereira, the capital of central western state of Risaralda. Authorities said he was wanted for 'money laundering and illicit...
    A Pennsylvania couple police say were locked out of their vehicle in Morris County were found with drugs and more than $135,000 in cash, according to officers who responded to assist them. Officers responded to the parking lot of TJ Maxx in Hanover where they found Keith Russell, 42, and Kelsy Russell, 31, locked out of their vehicle on August...
    A Florida accountant who admitted embezzling more than $12.8million from a non-profit at a Florida university and laundering it through an adult website has been pictured for the first time as he admitted the fraud. Ralph Puglisi, 59, of Palm Harbor, Florida, was found to have made the non-business charges on two company credit cards while working as an accounting manager for...
    A Western Massachusetts man admitted to conspiring to traffic cocaine and using his Connecticut auto dealership to launder money following a yearlong investigation into a large-scale drug trafficking organization supplying narcotics to dealers in multiple states from Mexico, authorities announced. Miguel Betancourt, age 53, of Springfield, pleaded guilty to single counts of conspiracy to distribute cocaine conspiracy to commit money...
    Bitcoin is not a useful tool for money launderers and here is a proof. Larry Dean Harmon, 38, admitted to being the operator of Helix, a Bitcoin Mixer service that operated on the Darknet. According to the US Department of Justice, “Harmon announced Helix to his clients on the Darknet to conceal transactions from law enforcement.” What was this...
    Zephyr18 | iStock | Getty Images An Ohio man pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy by moving more than $300 million worth of bitcoin to help users, including drug traffickers, hide the source of their cryptocurrency. Larry Dean Harmon, 38, of Akron, agreed as part of his plea in Washington, D.C., federal court to surrender more than 4,400 bitcoin, currently...
                        Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr has announced the indictments of 14 defendants on 15 charges of human trafficking, racketeering, criminal street gang activity, charity fraud, and money laundering. This, according to a press release that members of Carr’s staff published this week. “The Office of the Attorney General...
    GREENBELT, Md. (WJZ) — Officials announced that a Gaithersburg man has pleaded guilty to a money-laundering romance scheme where more than $6.2 million was laundered from over 200 victims. Twenty-eight-year-old David Annor pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering in connection to a romance scheme that scammed elderly and isolated victims. READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued...
    Donald Trump at the Turnberry golf course in ScotlandScott Heppell/AP Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.A Scottish court on Wednesday gave activists the green light to continue their effort to use an anti–money laundering statute to investigate the financing of Donald Trump’s golf courses in the country....
    MIAMI (AP) — A Syrian man living in South Florida has been charged with laundering money and bribing Venezuelan officials in exchange for receiving lucrative contracts from the South American country’s state-owned energy and food companies. Naman Wakil, 59, appeared in Miami federal court on Wednesday after he was indicted on charges including conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices...
    A Chinese national pleaded guilty, and another was sentenced to seven years in prison for a global money laundering scheme that laundered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of drug-trafficking organizations, including Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman's Sinaloa cartel. Xizhi Li pleaded guilty on Monday for playing a “leadership role” in a “years-long conspiracy to use a foreign casino,...
    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiring to launder more than $6.2 million from a “romance scheme” to fraudulently solicit money from more than 200 victims targeted through social media and dating websites. Lesley Annor, 23, of Gaithersburg faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge George Hazel is scheduled...
    A Maryland man pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiring to launder more than $6.2 million from a “romance scheme” to fraudulently solicit money from more than 200 victims targeted through social media and dating websites. Lesley Annor, 23, of Gaithersburg faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge George Hazel is scheduled to sentence him on...
    Ramon Abbas AKA Hushpuppi documented his trips to expensive restaurants and private jets. Instagram/Hushpuppi A Nigerian influencer has pleaded guilty to charges of money laundering. Ramon Abbas AKA Hushpuppi built a 2.5m following with his pictures of private jets and luxury cars. He scammed victims out of more than $24m in total, according to court documents. Visit Insider's...
    New Mexico House Majority Leader Sheryl Williams Stapleton resigned Friday amid a criminal investigation involving alleged racketeering and money laundering.  The Democratic state lawmaker has "unequivocally" denied the allegations but wrote in a letter to New Mexico’s secretary of state that she felt her resignation was in the state’s best interest, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican.  "This is...
    Key facts: Part of the exchanges are located in Jalisco, where a dangerous drug cartel operates. The authorities have the focus on money laundering through cryptocurrencies. Mexico’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) reported that there are 12 cryptocurrency exchanges that operate illegally in that country. According to the inquiries, the platforms have not delivered the information requested by the...
    Venice Film Festival Unveils Virtual Reality Lineup U.S Cities That Have Gained the Most Jobs The attorney representing Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones, former NFL player Roddy White and White’s company, SLW Holdings, in a lawsuit from Genetixs called allegations of fraud and money laundering made by the California-based cannabis company “meritless” in a statement provided to the Tennessean...
    Reese Witherspoon to Exec Produce Stand Up To Cancer Telecast Boeing Profit Boosts Dow Futures Ahead of Fed; Google Surges, Apple Slide Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones is being sued by a cannabis company in connection to alleged fraud and money laundering, according to court documents obtained by The Tennessean late Tuesday night. NFL to punish teams whose...
    BERLIN (AP) — Swiss prosecutors said Tuesday they have closed a decade-long investigation into suspected Russian money laundering linked to a fraud scandal in which late lawyer Sergei Magnitsky played a leading role. The Swiss investigation against persons unknown centered on money laundering alleged to have been committed in Switzerland between 2008 and 2010. It was launched in 2011, in...
    The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and the National Anti-Fraud Center in Beijing, China, reported that they have dismantled 380 criminal groups allegedly laundering money through cryptocurrencies so far this year. The way in which these groups operate, according to a local medium, is by buying cryptocurrencies through exchanges, and then sell digital assets on the unregulated market and...
    Two men were convicted Wednesday for participating in a telemarketing scheme that defrauded victims, many of whom were seniors, out of millions of dollars, the Justice Department announced. A federal jury found 30-year-old Manuel Chavez of Florida and 36-year-old Mark Oman of Washington guilty on multiple wire fraud and money laundering charges after they posed as U.S. government officials...
    Hollywood producer Dillon D. Jordon has been indicted and accused of running an international prostitution and money laundering scheme, a report says. Jordon, who produced movies including Skin and The Kindergarten Teacher, was arrested on Thursday and prosecutors charged that he used his production company, PaperChase Films, as a front for criminal acts, the Associated Press reported. The 49-year-old producer...
    On Tuesday, July 13, London police announced the seizure of the UK’s largest cryptocurrency worth over 210 million euros, breaking an earlier record set a few weeks ago. Detectives seized about 180 180 million (0 210.6 million) worth of property, and police say it was “one of the world’s biggest seizures.” It confiscated 11 114 million worth of “med” made...
    Dillon D. Jordan, a Hollywood producer known for movies like "Skin" and "The Kindergarten Teacher," has been indicted for allegedly running a prostitution business and laundering money. According to court documents obtained by Fox News, he allegedly operated his business throughout America and abroad from at least 2010 to sometime in 2017. The Hollywood figure has been accused of sending...
    LAS VEGAS (CBS / AP) — Federal law enforcement officials said Wednesday that they dismantled a key international cocaine and money-laundering hub in an ongoing investigation that began six years ago in Las Vegas and has involved more than 30 other countries. The top federal prosecutor and the FBI chief in Las Vegas told reporters that the probe became public...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A former local physician has pleaded guilty to illegally prescribing opioids, health care fraud and money laundering. READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued For Several Counties, Heavy Downpours And Gusty Winds Possible Prosecutors say Andrzej Kazimierz Zielke ran Medical Frontiers, a holistic medical practice in Gibsonia. He pleaded guilty to multiple...
    London (CNN)Almost £180 million ($249 million) in cryptocurrency has been seized by London's Metropolitan Police -- the biggest confiscation in the UK, the force said.The confiscation is thought to be one of the largest globally, the Met Police said, and comes just weeks after police confiscated £114 million ($158 million) of cryptocurrency in June.The seizures were made by the force's...
    More On: cryptocurrency Bitcoin trading volume sank 40 percent in June Gigantic diamond sells for $12M in cryptocurrency at Sotheby’s auction Peter Thiel-backed crypto firm Bullish to go public in $9B SPAC deal ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ play is a welcome return for live theater British police announced Tuesday that they seized almost $250 million in cryptocurrency, making it the...
    Key facts: According to JP Morgan, there could be a lack of liquidity in Bitcoin and it would be harmed as a means of payment. Investment banking believes that El Salvador’s economy could be at risk. After the Assembly of El Salvador approved the adoption of bitcoin (BTC) as legal tender on June 9, the financial company JP...
    For years, Talon White created sites on the Internet to illegally distribute movies and television shows. The American sold subscriptions of his service to thousands of people, which served him to amass millions of dollars in profits. In 2019, the suspect pleaded guilty and has now been sentenced to 1 year in prison for infringing copyright. The United States Department...
    At least 16 people died and several were injured when struck by lightning while taking selfies in a palace complex in northern India. The incident occurred this Sunday at the top of a 12th century watchtower, the Fuerte Amber, a popular tourist attraction in Jaipur. At the time, 27 people were in the tower and fortress wall and reportedly some...