Money laundering

People looking at a Aston Martin One-77 Coupe (2011) in front of a Ferrari LaFerrari (2015), yellow, and a Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 Coupe (2010), blue, part of some 25 luxury cars owned by Teodoro Obiang, the son of the Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo are pictured before an auction of sales house Bonhams at the Bonmont Abbey Golf & Country Club in Cheserex near Geneva, Switzerland, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. A collection of luxury cars from Equatorial Guinea's vice president Teodorin Obiang Nguema confiscated by the Geneva prosecutor's office after a deal ending a money-laundering inquiry, are auctioned off in Switzerland and are estimated to bring in 18.5 million Swiss francs. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
September 29, 2019 - 7:44 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Car lovers from around the world splashed out more than $27 million at an auction Sunday for dozens of luxury cars seized from the son of Equatorial Guinea's president in a Swiss money-laundering probe. The 25 lots sold by auction house Bonhams included a white-and-cream 2014...
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September 26, 2019 - 2:31 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch bank ABN AMRO says it is under investigation for possible breaches of the Netherlands' money laundering and terrorism financing legislation. The bank announced the probe in a short statement Thursday and said it will cooperate fully with investigators. Earlier...
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September 25, 2019 - 5:36 am
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Estonian police said Wednesday they found the body of the former head of Danske Bank in Estonia who was at the center of a 200 billion euros ($220 billion) money laundering scandal and had disappeared two days ago. Police said Aivar Rehe, 56, went missing Monday, fueling...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019 file photo, Venezuelan opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president of Venezuela Juan Guaido speaks during a weekly session at the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela. The United States and more than a dozen Latin American countries are meeting Monday, Sept. 23 to consider multilateral sanctions against Venezuela. The foreign ministers are expected to discuss a range of punishments, including loss of diplomatic recognition and an economic boycott. Many of the participating countries recognize Guaidó as Venezuela's legitimate leader after he declared himself interim president in January, citing what was seen as President Nicolás Maduro's fraudulent re-election last year. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
September 23, 2019 - 7:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The United States and more than a dozen Latin American countries agreed Monday to investigate and arrest associates and senior officials of the Venezuelan government of Nicolás Maduro who are suspected of crimes like drug trafficking, money laundering and financing terrorism. But...
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This combination photo shows Nabil Karoui speaking to press after his trial in Tunis, Jan. 23, 2012, left, and Kais Saied speaking to the media in Tunis, Sept. 17, 2019. Tunisia’s electoral authority says on Tuesday, Sept. 17 that jailed media magnate Nabil Karoui and independent law professor Kais Saied are advancing to the country’s presidential election runoff. The electoral commission has announced that the two outsider candidates have come out on top in the first round of voting. (AP Photo)
September 22, 2019 - 4:51 am
PARIS (AP) — Jailed Tunisian media magnate Nabil Karoui said he's "reasonably optimistic" about winning Tunisia's presidential runoff, where he is facing independent law professor Kais Saied. They beat out two dozen other candidates in the first-round of voting on Sept. 15. No date has been set yet...
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An electoral poster for jailed presidential candidate Nabil Karoui is pictured Tuesday Sept. 10, 2019 in Tunis. Tunisia's 26 presidential candidates launched their campaigns last week in a political climate marked by uncertainty, money laundering allegations and worries about violent extremism. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)
September 12, 2019 - 7:58 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A lawyer for a jailed presidential candidate in Tunisia said his client has started a hunger strike to defend his right to take part in Sunday's election. In a statement published Thursday on Facebook, lawyer Ridha Belhaj said he met with Nabil Karoui, who was jailed Aug. 23...
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FILE - In this Jan.23 2012 file photo, the owner of the Tunisian private channel Nessma TV, Nabil Karoui, center, leaves the Tunis courthouse after attending his trial. A leading presidential candidate in Tunisia, Nabil Karoui, co-owner of a private TV station, has been arrested and jailed in a case involving alleged tax evasion and money laundering. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi, File)
September 03, 2019 - 2:06 pm
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A Tunisian court on Tuesday refused to free jailed presidential candidate Nabil Karoui from prison so that he can campaign for the Sept. 15 election, a television station he co-owns and his spokesman said. Karoui, a leading candidate among 26 people in the race, was jailed Aug...
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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, right, arrives at Kuala Lumpur High Court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. Malaysian prosecutors have wrapped up their case against Najib in his first corruption trial. Najib faces 42 charges of corruption, abuse of power and money laundering in five criminal cases linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund. His second trial is due to begin Wednesday but could be delayed. Najib denies wrongdoing and accuses the new government of seeking political vengeance. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
August 28, 2019 - 5:41 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's second corruption trial started Wednesday, with a prosecutor alleging he pilfered billions of dollars from the 1MDB state investment fund through an "elaborate charade" and then sought to cover his tracks. Chief prosecutor...
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August 23, 2019 - 6:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Aug. 22 about federal authorities breaking up an international theft ring, The Associated Press reported erroneously the suspects are accused of stealing at least $46 million. The alleged thefts actually totaled $6 million, and authorities say the suspects attempted to...
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Former MLB pitcher Octavio Dotel is transferred to a police station after his arrest for alleged links to a drug-trafficking and money-laundering ring in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. There was no immediate comment from Dotel, who set a record for playing on more MLB teams than any other player. (Pedro Sosa/Diario Hoy via AP)
August 20, 2019 - 10:28 pm
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic have arrested former MLB pitcher Octavio Dotel and cited ex-infielder Luis Castillo for their alleged links to a drug-trafficking and money-laundering ring, officials said Tuesday. Dominican Attorney General Jean Alain...
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