Money Laundering Regulations Breaches. For professional firms that provide defined services, the regulations require their anti-money laundering systems and controls meet the UK’s anti-money laundering regime’s requirements. The regulations require these firms to ensure that relevant employees are kept aware of the firms’ policies, controls and procedures and are accountable for their actions.
The OFT, in its first formal Regulatory penalty, has fined Leicester-based IPS Estate Agents Limited £11,844 for failing to comply with anti-money laundering regulations. IPS failed to comply with a number of requirements under the Money Laundering Regulations 2007, including those relating to: verifying the identity of customers keeping appropriate records ensuring that relevant staff […]
A Henley-on-Thames based solicitor is serving a 16 month prison sentence for abusing his professional position.
James Thorburn-Muirhead was sentenced on 29th June after a SOCA investigation revealed his links to a drug dealer, his involvement in the theft of clients’ monies and his failure to disclose information under the Suspicious Activity Reports regime.
An Accountant has been warned he will go to jail after being found guilty of tipping off a client about a police investigation.The stark message to Kishor Doshi, director of Sunderland firm Otax, came after he was convicted of an offence under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
The ICAEW made has made a regulatory decision in a case for a failure to make a suspicious activity report in a timely basis
The Financial Action Task Force in its consultation document ‘Preparation for the 4th Round of Mutual Evaluations’ states that is considering including tax crimes as a predicate offence for money laundering in the context of its recommendation 1. More precisely, it proposes to amend the list of designated categories of predicate offences for money laundering as follows:
To clarify the current designated category of smuggling by referring to: smuggling including in relation to customs and excise duties and taxes.
To add a separate designated offence category: tax crimes – related to direct taxes and indirect taxes.
A 35-year-old Hunslet man has been arrested on suspicion of money laundering as part of an investigation involving the City and Holbeck Proceeds of Crime Team and the Holbeck Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT).
Gangs are stealing taxpayers’ passwords and submitting claims for tax refunds to be paid to them, HM Revenue and Customs has warned.
A series of attempted fraudulent claims through the self-assessment repayments system has been discovered.
SHE enjoyed a life of the most vulgar excess, once joining her husband for a £600 chauffeur ride to Claridges for a £345 meal at Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant. But yesterday the glamorous wife of a Liverpool drugs baron was locked up for laundering his ill-gotten gains. Former beautician Sara Shea used her university-educated husband Keith’s drug money to pay for an enviable lifestyle of luxury.
THE Garda Fraud Squad raid on the offices of Anglo Irish Bank was unprecedented and could lead to criminal prosecutions, according to legal experts.