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Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is shown in a court room sketch, as he sits in federal court on the opening day of his trial on bank and tax fraud charges stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S. July 31, 2018.

Prosecutors used Paul Manafort’s bookkeeper to begin making a detailed case for the most substantial charges against him

Heather Washkuhn, who was Paul Manafort's longtime bookkeeper, is one of the most important witnesses for the prosecution in the Virginia criminal case against Manafort.
Former Donald Trump presidential campaign manager Paul Manafort looks on during Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium on October 17, 2017 in the Bronx borough of New York City.

What we know about Paul Manafort’s tangled web of connections to Russia

Paul Manafort is currently on trial in the special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. These are his ties to Russia.
Paul Manafort.

Judge says former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort might spend ‘the rest of his life in prison’

Manafort is facing some heavy charges including "conspiracy against the United States," bank fraud, and money laundering.
Rick Gates

Paul Manafort’s business partner Rick Gates fires his lawyer who was trying to get him a plea deal in the Russia investigation

Gates's lawyer, Tom Green, had specialized in arranging plea deals. Now Gates's fate in the Mueller investigation is much less clear.

Paul Manafort faces new claim of bank fraud while trying to renegotiate his bail agreement

The bank-fraud claim surfaced in documents released Friday related to ongoing bail negotiations for Manafort, who has been on house arrest since October.
There are over 3,500 Mattress Firm stores in the US.

A wildly popular conspiracy theory about why there are so many Mattress Firm stores is starting to sound less crazy

There's a Reddit conspiracy theory about why there are so many Mattress Firms — and "accounting irregularities" at the company are making it sound less crazy.

Whistleblower claims accountants turned a blind eye to Dubai firm he says painted 5 tons of gold to look like silver

Amjad Rihan claims he blew the whistle on wrongdoing at Dubai-based Kaloti group but EY turned a blind eye and dismissed him.
Egerton Crescent, Kensington, which was named Britain's most expensive street in 2013.

Estate agents are being fined millions for failing to prevent money laundering – but the fines are ‘not publicly being made known’

The head of the National Association of Estate Agents spoke to Business Insider about the implications of new legislation introduced in 2017.
Bitcoins and a ten pound note.

The UK and EU want to force bitcoin users to reveal their identities

The UK and other EU governments are planning to bring cryptocurrencies in line with anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing legislation.