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Beneficiarios finales: avances en materia de legislación colombiana

Para promover la transparencia frente a los beneficiarios finales (BF), es necesario que los países cuenten con leyes sólidas para luchar contra los delitos financieros internacionales. En octubre de este año, el Congreso colombiano presentó un proyecto...

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Changes to Anti-Money Laundering Efforts Expected with Passage of NDAA

With the expected passage of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Bill there will be many changes to anti-money laundering efforts in the future. FinCEN’s duties and powers will be expanded, there will be updates to the Bank Secrecy...

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Colombia Considers New Beneficial Ownership Legislation

In the fight against international financial crimes, some of the greatest tools at a country’s disposal are strong laws promoting and enforcing transparency in beneficial ownership. Last month, the Colombian Congress introduced a bill to address beneficial...

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Free-For-All Zones: The Case of Dubai

Global Financial Integrity (GFI) was proud to contribute to the July 2020 report ‘Dubai’s Role in Facilitating Corruption and Global Illicit Financial Flows’ from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The contribution, Chapter 3 of the report,...

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With Spate of New Bills, Congress Has Chance to Tackle Kleptocracy

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Twenty-five luxury vehicles worth over US$27 million. Gilded toilets in a secret forest compound. Three lions in a private zoo. A US$200,000 wedding dress for a cabinet minister’s daughter. The bounty of kleptocracy can take many, sometimes...

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Ukrainian Real Estate Play in Cleveland Highlights Need to Know the Beneficial Owner

Editor’s note: this piece was originally published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer on August 28, 2019. Earlier this year, an important legal complaint filed in the state of Delaware alleged that two Ukrainian oligarchs laundered hundreds of millions of...

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Anonymous companies – A way forward

The relationship between anonymous companies, corruption, money laundering, drug and weapons trafficking, organized crime and terrorist financing isn’t new. Studies from the Organization for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD) from nearly two decades ago identified that nearly...

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Anonymous Companies and Transnational Crime

Transnational crimes generate US$1.6 trillion to US$2.2 trillion annually In 2017, Global Financial Integrity (GFI) did a study on transnational crime and found that the combined annual value of 11 different transnational criminal markets was between US$1.6...

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