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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Banks to be probed in local pair's money laundering

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 04:12am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Judge orders police to find out why defendant was not allowed to open accounts Banks to be probed over pair's money laundering A High Court judge has ... company, Shun Fat, and opened three accounts with Bank of China (Hong Kong), through which the money was laundered from January 1 to March 3, 2010, the court heard. Chan admitted to police under ...

  2. News - World - FRAUD

    Digital currency executive pleads guilty to fraud and money laundering

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 11:37pm by AFP

    ... charged in May 2013, when US authorities announced they had shut down what was described as one of the world's biggest money-laundering schemes. Investigators said the scheme laundered more ... Agence France-Presse in New York Liberty Reserve was used to launder US$6 billion in criminal proceeds Digital currency boss faces jail in US The head of technology for Liberty Reserve, ...

  3. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong's anti-money-laundering laws make a mockery out of justice

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... the Hollywood pseudonym of Tony Corleone (stop laughing), pinned a Hong Kong money-laundering charge on a Slovakian citizen who last week was jailed for four years. Score another for the angels and a start in journalism for Antonio. We gave him a full page on Sunday to tell his story. But although long on cloak and dagger, it came up short in answering one crucial question. Money laundering ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Anti-money laundering crackdown to shift onus to China banks

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:40am by DON WEINLAND

    ... crackdown to shift responsibility to banks Mainland regulators have gone pretty easy on money launderers over the past few decades, regardless of whether they were shady tomato traders or government officials moving their families and fortunes abroad. The central bank requires banks to tick off on a long list of money laundering checks when financing trade transactions, but little more. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Journalist reveals how he helped bust money-laundering ring in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:15am by ANTONIO PAPALEO

    ... Antonio Papaleo Undercover and now under threat Last week, Slovakian businessman and Discovery Bay resident Juraj Jariabka was jailed for four years for his part in a money-laundering ... or Bank of China, due to the fact that HSBC had stricter anti-money-laundering regulations in place, Jariabka told me. This was my trial run; if I did this successfully, not only would I get my ...

  6. News - World

    Former US envoy to Afghanistan investigated for money-laundering

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:46am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Vienna Money-laundering probe centres on alleged €1.15m transfer from Iraq and UAE Former US envoy to Afghanistan investigated Zalmay Khalilzad, who served as US ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq and the United Nations under former president George W. Bush, is being investigated by American authorities for suspected money laundering. State prosecutor Thomas ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Slovak businessman sentenced to 4 years’ jail in international money laundering case

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 07:26pm by Bryan Harris

    ... international money-laundering plot came undone at the hands of an undercover journalist was jailed for four years yesterday after a dramatic trial. Juraj Jariabka looked sullen as Judge David Dufton ... of an indictable offence, but Dufton found him guilty, making him the first person punished for that offence. "Money laundering is a serious offence and deterrence is required," said Dufton, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Woman banked billions in money laundering case

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... held with Chiyu Banking Corporation in just eight months, a record amount for a money-laundering case in the city. Sentencing 22-year-old Luo Juncheng to 10-1/2 years in jail on January 24, ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Woman banked billions for a pittance She is a public housing tenant accused of making more than 17,000 bank transfers to launder HK$6.7 billion, through ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Fake Wellcome coupon trader jailed for money laundering

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 04:29pm by Thomas Chan

    ... no remorse for the two money laundering charges, insisting he was a victim in the case, the court heard. The judge earlier acquitted Chung of four charges relating to the use of false instruments. He ... Thomas Chan A pier worker who used fake supermarket coupons to launder HK$1.2 million was jailed for 21 months on Friday. Using the phoney coupons, Chung Chun-kit, 31, bought goods from ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Carson Yeung's 'frivolous' bid to move case denied

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... of his upcoming money-laundering trial as "frivolous" and an abuse of process. Yeung, the owner of English football club Birmingham City, is due to stand trial in the District Court on April 29 for alleged money laundering of more than HK$720 million. He has sought to have the case moved to the High Court for a jury trial. After the Department of Justice responded in a letter ...




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