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Entries in Switzerland (99)

Monday
Feb272017

The BOTA Foundation Revisited -- Part Two: BOTA – A Quick Recap

The agreement to start the Foundation emerged in 2007 after more than two years of discussion between the Governments of the United States, Switzerland and Kazakhstan (known as “the Parties”) about the disposition of $84 million, plus interest, that had been frozen in a Swiss account since 1999. 

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Wednesday
Dec212016

DOJ and SEC take small slice of Odebrecht - Braskem $3.5 billion global settlement

Brazil construction giant Odebrecht S.A. and its petrochemical unit, Braskem S.A., pleaded guilty Wednesday to paying bribes around the world. The companies agreed to pay $3.5 billion for a global settlement with authorities in the United States, Brazil, and Switzerland.

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Wednesday
Oct192016

Costa Rica soccer chief pleads guilty in FIFA corruption case

The former president of the Costa Rican soccer federation and a member-elect of the FIFA executive committee pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Brooklyn, New York to taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes.

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Tuesday
Oct112016

Singapore closes Falcon Bank, arrests local manager for 1MDB-linked offenses

Singapore's bank regulator Tuesday shut down a second bank for "serious failures in anti-money laundering controls and improper conduct" linked to Malaysia's 1MDB fund.

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Monday
Sep122016

Sepp Blatter, two deputies took $81 million in pay and bonuses, FIFA launches bribery and corruption case

FIFA's ethics committee said Friday it has opened formal proceedings against former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and two of his ex-deputies for taking huge salaries and bonuses.

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Friday
Jul222016

Shah and Grant: How to steal billions

From 2009 to at least 2013, private individuals were allegedly able to siphon off more than $3.5 billion from the wealth fund of Malaysia and go on a high-end luxury shopping spree in several countries including the United States, the United Kingdom and Switzerland for property, museum-quality art and a private jet. 

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Wednesday
May252016

1MDB Scandal: Singapore closes BSI Bank for ‘serious AML breaches and gross mismanagement’

Singapore shut down the local operations of Swiss-based BSI Bank Tuesday and named six bankers suspected of possible criminal conduct in connection with the handling of a Malaysian government fund.

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Monday
Apr042016

2.6 terabyte leak: Panama Papers expose global abuse of anonymous shell companies 

Documents leaked Sunday from a Panama law firm showed alleged use of anonymous shell companies by world leaders, politicians and others to shield billions of dollars from public view.

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Thursday
Feb112016

In high-graft countries, the roads are a bloodbath

Over the years, we've looked at the correlation between corruption and personal security, air safety, environmental degradation, risks of war, national debt problems, and general personal misery. Now let's look at corruption and road safety.

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Monday
Feb082016

Julius Baer pays $547 million for U.S. tax scam, two bankers plead guilty

Two former Julius Baer bankers pleaded guilty Thursday and the Swiss bank paid $547 million to settle a criminal case for helping clients cheat on their U.S. taxes.

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Tuesday
Feb022016

Singapore seizes bank accounts linked to Malaysia sovereign wealth fund

The Singapore Commercial Affairs Department and the Monetary Authority of Singapore said Monday they have seized a "large number" of bank accounts linked to a money laundering investigation involving the Malaysia state investment fund 1MDB.

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Monday
Oct052015

FIFA: The curiously bribe-free corruption case  

FIFA president Sepp BlatterThe FIFA scandal involves the illicit paying and receiving of monies in relation to marketing rights, elections, and host country bids. And though both the U.S. and Switzerland have now begun formal criminal proceedings, with 15 total defendants and myriad criminal counts, there are absolutely no bribery charges.

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