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Recently, fascinating allegations of $20.8 billion (yes, billion) of money laundered from Russia between 2011 and 2014 through a network of 21 shell companies were exposed, and involved almost every major bank in Europe.
Bank documents released by the Reporters for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) showed a complex money laundering scheme which involved enormous sums moved from Russia, through Moldovan and Latvian banks, to 732 banks across 96 countries. The laundered funds were then used to buy luxurious goods across the world.
For example, a UK company called Seabon Limited filed financial statements in 2013 showing income of £1. However according to an analysis of the OCCRP records, Seabon was a shell company, involved in transactions worth USD $9 billon.
1. By the Guardian newspaper
Founding partner of our real estate group KordaMentha Real Estate, Berrick Wilson, has this week been included as No.28 in a list of 50 most influential people in Australian cycling.
KordaMentha partners, Grant Graham and Neale Jackson, have been appointed Voluntary Administrators by the Board of menswear clothing retailer, Meccano 2016 Limited, trading as Meccano.
Earlier this year, the Australian government introduced the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill, which sets out to increase the penalties for serious contraventions and broaden the scope of compliance respon...
We are pleased to advise that our Forensic practice has been recognised as the leading digital forensic group in Asia-Pacific in Who’s Who Legal 2018 Investigations edition.