Money laundering

Vanuatu public alerted about money laundering scam

Authorities are appealing to anyone who has deposited money into a Ni-van’s account at ANZ Bank, BSP Bank, NBV Bank or Bred bank with promises that they have won a huge money or a parcel which contains valuable items through Facebook messenger, IMO and WhatsApp.

Police said the Money Laundering Unit is dealing with the people who are making deals with foreigners outside of the country to lie and steal money from other Ni-Vanuatu.

Former Vanuatu senior civil servant found guilty of money laundering

Rory is alleged to have misused over 14 million vatu, when he was principal aid negotiator in the Prime Minister's Office.

The Supreme Court heard that the funds were from the European Union and were allocated to support development projects in Vanuatu.

VBTC News reports Rory will reappear in court on 24 April for sentencing.


Two Cypriots charged with money laundering in Fiji

Brothers, Loizos and Cleanthis Petridis will reportedly face two hundred and ninety-nine charges.

The FBC says six of the charges have been filed while the remaining two hundred and ninety-three charges are to be filed at the next hearing.

It is alleged on December 19th, the two allegedly engaged in transactions involving $2660 that were the proceeds of crime.

The details of the remaining 293 charges will be released once the file is produced before Magistrate Jioji Boseiwaqa.

Haiti coup leader pleads not guilty

Philippe, 48, entered the plea in a Miami federal courthouse as throngs of supporters rallied outside. The US Drug Enforcement Administration had listed Philippe as one of its most wanted fugitives.

He is accused by the US of cocaine trafficking and money laundering.

Haitian police arrested Philippe at a radio station in Port-au-Prince on January 5, his lawyer Zeljka Bozanic said. He was extradited to the United States the same day.

Caesars Palace fined $9.5M for lax money laundering scrutiny

The U.S Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network announced Tuesday that the agency had settled its investigation into the casino for $8 million. Nevada Gaming Control Board Chairman A.G. Burnett says the state agency plans to levy its own $1.5 million fine against the company in a separate settlement.

The investigations stems from actions the casino made as early as 2012.