What are US "passport cards" and why is FinCEN warning financial institutions to be wary of them?

An Australian court has today found that Sunshine Loans, a small lender included in its agreements fees that are not permitted under the National Credit Code and enforced the fees in a significant number of cases.

The family allegedly kidnapped a neighbour who has not been identified in Court Documents and entered into communications to secure a ransom.

The Proceeds of Crime (Supervisory Bodies) (Jersey) Law 2008 is "a law to make provision for the supervision of compliance by certain businesses with anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing requirements" and but that's a bit misleading. It does that but it also puts in place the need for registration and compliance with specified requirements. It's that, not the supervision, part that this action is taken under.

Pakistan-based consultancy companies Solutions for Development Support (Pvt.) Ltd. and Community Resilience Initiative, as well as Mr. Malik Nasir Hussain Tanoli, a Pakistani national have been banned from World Bank contracts as a result of a failure to disclose material facts in relation to the Sindh Resilience Project in Pakistan. But from a KYC point of view, all is not as it first seems.

A California man and two Chinese nationals were sentenced today to 15, 10 and eight years in prison, respectively, for laundering so-called "gift cards" purchased by telephone-scam fraud victims at Target stores across the United States in an international scheme.

If there is one thing to like about Australia's financial crime laws, it's not really in the financial crime sphere. It's that the the "substantial shareholding" limit is not the 25% so many countries impose - it's 5%. And a company director has been prosecuted.

If you lost your Glock with part of its serial number missing in Orlando Florida in 2017, it might be the one sitting collecting dust in an FBI locker.

As the world moves towards increasing accountability for those who own and/or control companies, Australia has brought its first prosecution against a director who has failed to obtain a personal identification number.

The case of Lidl -v-Tesco is about a supermarket logo. A detailed examination of the origins and development of artwork has resulted in a decision that even the Appeal Court found surprising, with one judge admitting "if I could have come to a different conclusion, I would have." The case is about a registered trade mark but the importance of the case underlying copyright issues.