The appeal of telecommunications equipment supplier Alcatel-Lucent was rejected by French Courts, finalizing the judgment of 150,000 euros in fines levied against the group for bribery of foreign public officials in Costa Rica in the early 2000s.
I didn’t know it was even possible for a country to exit one international grey list to enter another within the course of one week, but apparently it happens. If that wasn’t enough Morocco was also the subject of a “black report” on its… Continue Reading “Morocco exits EU’s Grey List to land on FATF’s grey list”
In an interesting move, the UAE Central Bank has imposed a sanction of AED 6,833,333.00 (amounting to $1,860,676 approx.) on Bank of Baroda, GCC Operations, Dubai for violating anti-money laundering laws.
Questionable owners of anonymous shell companies may face a much harder time hiding their dirty money in the U.S. in the future.
And action! The Emirate of Abu Dhabi seems to be finally leading the way in the UAE with a renewed commitment to money laundering enforcement.