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Stanford International Bank: Accounts by Jurisdiction

March 07, 2011 - A breakdown by jurisdiction and amounts of accounts held at Stanford International Bank.

Latin America Round-Up: January 4, 2011

January 04, 2011 - BRAZIL Football and fraud Brazil has committed to billions of dollars worth of infrastructure investments in preparation for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. The opportunities for foreign suppliers, contractors and investors are considerable. So, too, are

Latin America Round Up: July 2, 2008

July 02, 2008 - COLOMBIA: Laundering Through Cows; MEXICO: Cubans Entering US through Mexico; Anti-Drug Plan on the Rocks; New Anti-Laundering Body; Salinas's Money to Return Home; NICARAGUA: Hard Times for Ortega; PERU: Something Smelly In Military Rations; Exoneration for Lawmakers Accused of Accepting Bribes; and REGIONAL: Haiti and Colombia the Most Vulnerable; Smear Campaigns against NGOs.

Latin America Round-Up: December 7, 2006

December 07, 2006 - CHILE: Not As Clean As It Looks; GUATEMALA: Portillo Closer to Home; HAITI: IDT’s Blues; INTERNATIONAL: No Good News from TI Report; MEXICO: Smugglers and Launderers Neutralized; No Solution to Oaxaca’s Crisis; NICARAGUA: Ortega Returns; REGIONAL: Businesses Worry About Frauds, Hackers and … Laundering; and URUGUAY: The Last of the Free Peiranos.

Offshore attorney accused in alleged Haiti kickback scheme

December 05, 2005 - An offshore attorney has been accused of helping Jean-Bertrand Aristide misappropriate millions of dollars through fraud and corruption while he was president of Haiti.British national Adrian Corr, a 41-year-old partner with Miller Simons O’Sullivan, in the Turks & Caicos Islands, established and administered a shell firm – Mont Salem Management Ltd. – that received and distributed kickbacks and bribes paid by U. S. and Canadian telecommunications carriers to Aristide and his accomplices, it has been alleged. Corr also allegedly wrote at least one letter in which he “falsely represented” that Mont Salem was “a telecommunications carrier” with operations in the U. S. and Canada.

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Cayman Court Secrecy: A Huge Red Flag for Foreign Investors & Clients
David Marchant
As any fule kno, the biggest enemy of fraud, corruption, money laundering, and other forms of financial crime is transparency, while their best friend is secrecy. That's why the unprecedented mass sealing of cases that's taking place at the Financial Services Division of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands is repugnant to anyone with a genuine concern for financial crime.