Tag: money laundering

April 30, 2018 BY LeapRate Staff

BullionDirect owner Charles McAllister charged with $16M fraud and money laundering

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has announced that it has filed a federal civil enforcement action in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas against Defendant Charles H. McAllister, of Auburn, Alabama, charging him with fraud and misappropriation in connection with contracts of sale of precious metals through his company, BullionDirect, Inc.…

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March 05, 2018 BY LeapRate Staff

$50 million securities fraud charges lead to insolvency for UK broker Beaufort Securities

UK FCA financial regulator the FCA has announced that following an urgent application by it, the High Court has appointed Russell Downs, Douglas Nigel Rackham and Dan Yoram Schwarzmann of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as joint administrators of Beaufort Securities Limited, and joint special administrators of Beaufort Asset Clearing Services Limited. The FCA took this action following an assessment…

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October 16, 2017 BY Mariela Naydenova

Australia up for Bitcoin regulation

Bitcoin has become a global phenomenon, presenting opportunities and threats along the way all around the world. Regulators, CEOs, central banks and cryptocurrency startups are on the lookout for the next big news on bitcoin. Australia is the next "player" to impose bitcoin regulation, following a scandal with its biggest bank - Commonwealth Bank of…

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April 24, 2017 BY Valentina Kirilova

Singapore Commercial Affairs Department and MAS partner industry stakeholders to fight financial crimes

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) of the Singapore Police Force today announced the launch of a government-industry partnership to strengthen Singapore’s capabilities in the fight against money laundering and terrorism financing (ML/TF). The Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Industry Partnership (ACIP) brings together selected industry…

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October 12, 2016 BY Valentina Kirilova

FCA imposes penalties on Sonali Bank (UK) Ltd and its former money laundering reporting officer

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Sonali Bank (UK) Limited (SBUK) £3,250,600 and has imposed a restriction, preventing it from accepting deposits from new customers for 168 days. It has also fined the bank’s former money laundering reporting officer (MLRO), Steven Smith, £17,900 and prohibited him from performing the MLRO or compliance oversight functions…

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