Criminal Capital: How the Finance Industry Facilitates Crime by Stephen Platt

By Stephen Platt

Within the first booklet to show the position performed via the foreign monetary prone in facilitating crime and laundering legal estate, one of many world's top anti-financial crime experts scrutinises the vulnerability of banks, brokerages, belief businesses and funding cash to legal abuse. become aware of: - How the finance permits corruption, drug trafficking, terrorism, human trafficking, proliferation, piracy and tax evasion - Why severe and unsafe behaviour correlates with the chance taking that toppled the worldwide economic system in 2008 - What measures will be taken to avoid criminals compromising the legitimacy of the worldwide economy analyzing the function of the conventional energy apartment monetary centres in addition to offshore centres and swiftly rising overseas monetary centres within the heart East, Africa and Asia this hugely informative ebook demanding situations the reader to think about even if following the 2008 trouble adequate steps were taken to deal with poisonous behaviours in monetary prone or no matter if radical reform is required.

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The concealment or disguise of the true nature, source, location, disposition, movement, rights with respect to, or ownership of property derived from criminal offences. 3. The acquisition, possession or use of property derived from criminal offences. Just as many different types of criminal offences that are carefully defined in law come to carry a convenient name tag (human trafficking or piracy being two such examples), so the conduct that the UN Convention sought to prohibit came to be labelled as ‘money laundering’.

Many of the same jurisdictions apply a very light touch authorisation process to funds that are essentially self-certified by local fund sponsors. In certain properly risk-assessed scenarios, this can be viewed as sensible, pragmatic regulation, but there is always also a danger that toxic individuals will sneak under the radar and come to enjoy all of the benefits of controlling an investment fund. When that happens, they deflect attention by taking on the guise of institutions. Whether they allow bearer securities.

Therefore, the bodies involved in policing, monitoring, regulating, prosecuting, and sanctioning outside of the UK and US will only be referenced in passing. The sprawling nature of investigations in the UK and US alone are in part due to the involvement of a substantial number of regulatory and legal authorities, with files doing the rounds, and separate but related probes splintering off throughout the process. Investigations can take years, cross borders, and involve the review of millions of documents.

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