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Société Générale fined $860 million for bribes and rate manipulation

Société Générale fined $860 million for bribes and rate manipulation
Société Générale will pay more than $860 million in fines for bribing Libyan officials and manipulating a benchmark lending rate. Between 2004 and 2009, the French bank paid $90 million in bribes to a Libyan broker, who then paid Libyan officials, the US ...

Commonwealth Bank agrees to pay $700m to settle money laundering lawsuit

Commonwealth Bank agrees to pay $700m to settle money laundering lawsuit
The Commonwealth Bank has agreed to pay $700m to settle civil proceedings relating to breaches of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws. If the federal court accepts the offer it will be the largest civil penalty in Australia’s ...

Meridian Trade Bank fined by Latvian FCMC for money laundering

Meridian Trade Bank fined by Latvian FCMC for money laundering
Meridian Trade Bank has been fined by Latvia’s banking watchdog Financial and Capital Market Commission (FCMC) for violating money laundering regulations. In a statement, the bank announced that it has been fined €456,000 for the shortcoming identified by ...

How Britain let Russia hide its dirty money

How Britain let Russia hide its dirty money
In March, parliament’s foreign affairs committee asked me to come and tell them what to do about dirty Russian cash. As a journalist, I’ve spent much of my career writing about financial corruption in the former Soviet Union, but the invitation came as ...

Russian activity in City of London faces further scrutiny by MPs

Russian activity in City of London faces further scrutiny by MPs
Second select committee to examine issue as UK law firm criticised for advising oligarch.A second select committee of MPs is expected to examine how Russian companies use the City of London after the foreign affairs committee singled out the corporate law firm...

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