Comment & Opinion

Regulation & Compliance

  • Herbert Smith Freehills Corporate Crime Briefing: Failure to prevent fraud – an introduction to the proposed new offence - https://bit.ly/3V8Aius (PDF)
  • Podcast: Bribe, Swindle or Steal - The Panama Papers: Six Years On - Kevin G. Hall, the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project’s North America editor, reflects on how the Panama Papers have shaped investigative journalism over the past six years and the biggest challenges journalists face today - https://bit.ly/3n3iKDx


AI & Machine Learning

Cryptocurrency & Digital Assets

  • Way back in September 2021, Nate Chastain set the NFT world ablaze when he was caught insider trading during his high-flying job at OpenSea. Now, in a completely different blockchain landscape, his trial has begun - https://bit.ly/40D2O8A
  • FCA's Sarah Pritchard calls for open crypto debate about risk and regulation limits - https://bit.ly/3nbZIe7
  • Money Laundering Or Unfair Targeting? Court Rules For Tornado Cash Developer - https://bit.ly/44beBy3

Gaming and Gambling

Estate Agents & Property


  • Lords member questions UK gov't plan on gold smuggling, money laundering allegations against Zimbabwe official and British citizen Uebert Angel, https://bit.ly/3oP79IN
  • Research finds that nearly three-quarters of vessels active in international trade that do not list their ownership information are likely to have potential ties to illicit activity - https://bit.ly/3LwR2s6
  • A new episode of KickBack: The Global Anticorruption Podcast is now available. In latest episode, host Dan Hough interviews Andrew Wedeman, Professor of Political Science at Georgia State University, about the politics of anticorruption campaigns in China - https://bit.ly/445zudQ
  • Fugees rapper Pras found guilty in political conspiracy - https://bit.ly/3HiDOMV

Frauds & Scams

  • No Caller ID: Stopping the onslaught of fraud text messages and phone calls - https://bit.ly/421afaB - Iain Swaine
  • Elderly couple left destitute after losing £80,000 life savings in fake Martin Lewis bitcoin scam say Revolut told them to 'visit a FOOD BANK' after refusing to refund their money - https://bit.ly/42590qY
  • FinCrime Files Video: The Bank of Scotland Fraud and how it shook the UK. - https://bit.ly/3LzBWSz
  • Eurojust and Europol have supported a new coordinated action against a fraudulent online investment platform, which has so far cost at least 33 000 victims an estimated EUR 89 million - https://bit.ly/41FOpd2

Organised Crime

  • Illicit economies and the UN Security Council on the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC) - https://bit.ly/40HRJ6m
  • 9 arrested in crackdown on loverboy trafficking in Bulgaria and UK - https://bit.ly/3LwUfXB
  • The National Crime Agency (NCA) has dismantled a network of criminal cash couriers that laundered more than £100 million by smuggling it out of the UK to Dubai in the UAE. - https://bit.ly/41FOT2Q


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