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Eva Kaili, one of the European Parliament’s 14 vice presidents, was among five arrested on bribery and corruption allegations during a probe by Belgian authorities. Investigations have uncovered a web including Kaili’s partner, former politicians, and NGO decision-makers. Nineteen or […]

On December 7, 2022, the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) commenced civil penalty proceedings against major Australian casino operator SkyCity Adelaide for alleged “serious and systemic non-compliance” with Australia’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) regulations. Its enforcement […]

On December 5, 2022, Europol announced the arrest of 2,469 money mules in its eighth edition of the European Money Mule Action (EMMA8). Supported by Eurojust, INTERPOL, and the European Banking Federation (EBF), the latest operational phase began in September […]

On November 30, 2022, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) issued its inaugural report on money laundering from fentanyl and synthetic opioids. Co-led by the US and Canada, the report includes recommendations for prosecutors and law enforcement authorities on countering […]

On November 15, 2022, the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) released its annual report to Congress. Among the report’s concluding recommendations, the committee proposed creating a cross-agency body tasked with drafting sanctions against China in the event of […]

In a coordinated operation led by Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and the Merchant Risk Council, 59 scammers have been arrested for using stolen credit card numbers to purchase luxury items. The operation, called e-Commerce Action 2022 (eComm 2022), took […]