State of Financial Crime 2023 Report

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Without a doubt, the biggest story of 2022 centered around Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. As a result, record global sanctions made headlines, with the UN becoming sidelined as a major sanctions power. Away from the war, we saw a number […]

On December 7, 2022, the US Senate voted not to include the Establishing New Authorities for Businesses Laundering and Enabling Risks to Security (ENABLERS) Act in the 2023 defense budget. Initially introduced by a group of bipartisan lawmakers following the […]

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 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 […]