International news and developments - June 2018

Written by Jason Morris on Friday July 6, 2018


UK Region

Canara Bank fined £896k by the FCA for AML failures

NCA confiscate £300k from Chinese money launderer

FCA publishes update on its review of retail banking business models

FCA investigates allegations of insider trading at Carillion

Standard Chartered compliance boss leaves after allegations of inappropriate behaviour

32Red to pay £2m penalty from the Gambling Commission for failing to protect a customer


EMEA Region

EU banks face money laundering action after the Malta and Latvia cases

Bank of Latvia president charged with taking a bribe

SFO to prosecute Monaco-based Unaoil on corruption charges

‘Dubai leak’ exposes $110m dirty money trail

Regulatory review beckons for Gibraltar

IFA and ex-rugby star sentenced in £2.4m film tax scam

Deutsche Bank fails the Federal Reserve stress test

Iran given until October to address money laundering

EU starts formal probe of Malta anti-money laundering agency over Pilatus bank

€7 billion laundered through Danske Bank in Estonia, media reports


APAC Region

Australia grapples with its big banks and the inherent risks of being too big to fail

ANZ, Deutsche Bank and Citigroup face ‘criminal cartel’ charges

Commonwealth Bank agrees to pay $700m to settle money laundering lawsuit

Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak pleads not guilty to corruption in 1MDB trial


North America Region

Société Générale agrees to pay $860m in criminal penalties for bribing officials

FINRA fines online investment platform, Betterment, with $400k fine for violating customer protection rules

Bank of America sued for allowing $102m Ponzi scheme

Glencore hit with US subpoena over alleged money laundering


LATAM Region

Two sentenced in $100m Venezuela money laundering scheme

Authorities in Argentina step up money laundering case against Pablo Escobar’s son

New Mexican president vows to fight the ‘evil’ of corruption

General Electric’s chief in Latin America arrested over connections to cartel

Brazilian businessmen guilty of bribery sentenced to 30 years in prison



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