Articles Tagged with money laundering

money-laundering-300x200Two for the most popular apps for millennials and travelers are now being used to launder money for criminal elements. Airbnb and Uber are playing host to a new scheme that turns ill-gotten gains into clean and hard to track cash or cryptocurrency.

Money Laundering Scheme

Add Airbnb and Uber to the growing list of ways criminals are hiding money these days. Experts told CNBC that fake Uber drivers, questionable Airbnb hosts, and cryptocurrency specialists are being recruited via the dark web.

paradise papersThe Paradise Papers Offer a Glimpse of Ultra Rich Money Practices

Swirling around in the media and online is a leak of financial documents called The Paradise Papers. Within the terabits of information lies the documented offshore accounts of politicians, celebrities, multinational corporations and even royalty. There is something else buried in the data according to The Gateway—money laundering and tax evasion.

The Trail of Money

HSBC Holdings has settled allegations that the bank ignored red flags for years about money laundering and will pay over $1.9 billion to resolve all allegations made by the United States Government. The settlement will resolve multiple investigations by the Justice Department, Treasury and other agencies.  In addition, according to printed reports, the bank will admit violating the Bank Secrecy Act and Trading with The Enemy Act. The investigations focused on allegations that the bank was complicit in money laundering by drug cartels and other entities that the U.S. has barred from it’s financial system.  A probe by the Senate revealed that HSBC allowed suspicious money to be hidden in flows of bulk cash between the United States and Mexico and failed to halt transactions involving Iran and other entities subject to U.S. financial sanctions.