Alleged RCMP mole accused of selling secrets to kingpin money launderer and terror-financier’s network

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Alleged RCMP mole accused of selling secrets to kingpin money launderer and terror-financier’s network

Sam Cooper, Global News, 14 January 2021

In October 2014, Canadian intelligence leaders were invited to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s headquarters in Chantilly, Va. The DEA had a theory: the upper echelons of global money laundering, terrorism, drug-trafficking and organized crime all bleed together. And only a handful of men in this murky world of extremely powerful criminals had organizations capable of laundering more than $10 billion annually. Continue reading “Alleged RCMP mole accused of selling secrets to kingpin money launderer and terror-financier’s network”

Article: Qatar starts legal proceedings against FAB in New York in market manipulation row

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Qatar starts legal proceedings against FAB in New York in market manipulation row

Reuters Staff, 24 November 2020

DUBAI (Reuters) – The Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority (QFCRA) said on Tuesday it has started legal proceedings in New York to compel First Abu Dhabi Bank to pay $55 million in financial penalty imposed by a Qatari court.

The Qatari regulator last year had fined United Arab Emirates’ biggest bank 200 million riyals ($55 million) for obstructing an ongoing investigation into suspected market manipulation, a charge FAB denied.

“FAB has failed to make payment against this final judgment rendered by the Civil and Commercial Court (QFC Court) in the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) thereby requiring the QFCRA to take steps to enforce the court’s judgment under well-recognised measures for international enforcement of money judgments,” the Qatari regulator said in a statement.

Qatar in 2018 alleged that First Abu Dhabi Bank, the United Arab Emirates’ largest lender, made “bogus” foreign exchange deals to harm Qatar’s economy after the UAE and other Arab states began a boycott of Qatar in 2017.

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