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Johan Landström

Weekly Round-Up, 14 – 18 March – 22

In the “Weekly Round-Up” we summarise and give extra reading suggestions for some of the past weeks financial crime news headlines, powered by Acuminor’s crime universe ThreatView® .

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has dominated the information flows the past weeks; however, there are still plenty of updates from the financial crime area. Here are a few excerpts from what has passed our desks alongside the information regarding Ukraine.

Interpol launches a new centre to combat financial crime and corruption.

Interpol – INTERPOL launches centre against financial crime and corruption

Interpol – Our role in fighting financial crime

The Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting project releases more information on the Suisse Secrets leak.

OCCR – Credit Suisse Account Holding $56M Listed Owner as a Homeless Pakistani Man

Transparency International has released a new report on how Canada is being marketed abroad as a secret jurisdiction that criminals and tax avoiders can use.

Transparency International  – Press Release: Canada marketed abroad as a secrecy jurisdiction to crooks and tax cheats: new report

To finish this week’s reading tips in connection to the conflict in Ukraine. As I mentioned in a previous roundup; The US Department of Treasury has launched the new initiative, Taskforce KleptoCapture. They have extended the task force with a repossession function and an awards program, the “Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Rewards Program”.

The US Department of Treasury – Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Rewards Program