Pair arrested over suspected £3.4m furlough fraud
Amy Austin, 10 May 2021
Aman and a woman from West Yorkshire have been arrested as part of an HM Revenue and Customs investigation into a suspected £3.4m Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) fraud.
Both individuals were also arrested in relation to a suspected multi-million-pound tax fraud last month, including money laundering and VAT evasion. They have been released under investigation. More than £6m held in bank accounts controlled by the pair have been frozen by HMRC after its Taxpayer Protection Taskforce officers executed a search warrant on April 28. Continue reading “Article: Pair arrested over suspected £3.4m furlough fraud”
Canada Says Hizbullah, Iran Involved in Money Laundering
Naharnet Newsdesk, 04 May 2021
The Canadain federal government has tasked a committee with investigating money laundering, gambling and drug smuggling operations through casinos in Vancouver, in which a network reportedly affiliated with the Iranian regime and Hizbullah are involved, al-Arabiya network revealed on Tuesday.
The committee provided Al-Arabiya channel with part of the investigation, which was conducted last March, in which an officer revealed the involvement of Iran and Hizbullah in the money laundering process.
A former Canadian Royal Mounted Police officer said:”We have seen their continuing affinity (Iranian regime network and Hizbullah) with Chinese network active in illegal activities in Canada,” he said, pointing out to “phone calls” between the two parties. Continue reading “Article: Canada Says Hizbullah, Iran Involved in Money Laundering”
Canada’s casinos … one of Hezbollah’s ways of laundering money
Assumetech, 03 May 2021
The Canadian federal government has set up a committee to investigate money laundering operations, die through gambling in Casinos in Vancouver and drug smuggling, involving a network affiliated with the Iranian regime and the Hezbollah militia.
The committee provided the Al-Arabiya Canal with part of the investigation carried out in March last year, in which an official die Iran and Hezbollah involvement in money laundering process revealed. Continue reading “Article:Canada’s casinos … one of Hezbollah’s ways of laundering money”
Trading hot stocks like GameStop seems fun until you look beneath the surface
Congress is asking questions about whether middlemen or “market makers” like Citadel that execute stock trades really give small investors the best prices.
Gretchen Morgenson, ABCNews, 18 February 2021
Market makers like Citadel make money by pocketing the difference between the price at which they buy shares — the bid — and the price they receive from selling them to Robinhood clients, the offer. Other firms in the business are Virtu Americas, G1X Execution Services and Two Sigma Securities.
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Researchers say market manipulation is destroying traditional safe havens
Valentina Ruiz Leotaud
Mining.com, 17 May 2020
The University of Sussex Business School released an analysis stating that widespread market turmoil caused by the covid-19 pandemic means regulators have so much on their plates right now that large-scale manipulation of the markets remains below their radar.
In the view of the researchers behind the study, this is the reason why prices of safe-haven assets such as gold and bitcoin are not surging.
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Alexander Capital, L.P. Fined by FINRA
A Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) was issued in which the firm was censured and fined $45,000, and Sullivan was fined $5,000, suspended from association with any FINRA® member in any financial and operations principal (FINOP) capacity for one month and required to requalify by examination as a FINOP. Without admitting or denying the findings, the firm and Sullivan consented to the sanctions and to the entry of findings that the firm conducted a securities business while failing to maintain its minimum net capital requirement.
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