Tagged: laundering

Spanish Civil Guard Arrests 8 Individuals Running “Cryptocurrency Laundering as a Service” Operation

Officers of the Spanish Civil Guard in Spain assisted by Europol have arrested eight people and charged eight more for allegedly, “…providing large-scale crypto money laundering services to other criminal organizations.” Europol says the bust of this “cryptocurrency laundering as a service business” comes follows operation… Read More

Suspected Crypto Money Laundering Reports Increased 10-Fold After Japan Imposed Mandatory Reporting Rules

The Japan Times is reporting that the National Police Agency of Japan says it received 7000 reports of possible money laundering using cryptocurrencies in 2018. The represents a ten-fold jump in the number of reports submitted before December 2017, when Japan made it mandatory for cryptocurrency… Read More

Alleged Bitcoin Launderer Accused of Handling Funds for Russian US Election Hackers Ends Lengthy Hunger Strike

Alexander Vinnik, a Russian citizen accused of laundering billions while allegedly running the BTC-e Bitcoin exchange in London, has ended his 80-day hunger strike, Urdu Point reports. Vinnik was detained in the summer of 2017 after being arrested while vacationing in Greece with his family…. Read More

France Fines UBS, Switzerland’s Largest Bank, $5.1 Billion for Aiding Tax Evasion

UBS, Switzerland’s largest bank, was fined 4.5 billion Euros ($5.1 billion USD) Wednesday for “aggravated money-laundering of the proceeds of tax fraud” as well as “illegal bank soliciting” for its alleged role in helping wealthy French citizens avoid taxes, Associated Press reports. Five former UBS… Read More

Accused of Laundering $234 Billion, Danske Bank Ceases Most Banking in Russia and Baltic Countries

Close on the heels of Danske Bank being ordered out of Estonia this week for its alleged role in laundering funds totaling $234 billion USD for Ukrainian, Azerbaijani and Russian clients, Danske Bank has now announced it will be, “clos(ing) down its banking activities in… Read More

Determined: Venezuela Issues White Paper on Controversial Proposed Petro Cryptocurrency

Venezuela has issued a White Paper on its proposed cryptocurrency Petro (PTR). Petro has its origin in former President Hugo Chavez’s controversial idea of a strong currency backed by raw materials, in this case, petroleum; Venezuela is recognized as having the largest oil reserves in the… Read More

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