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Samuel Rubenfeld

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Past articles by Samuel:

With New Laws and Some Help, Iraq Turned Around Anti-Money-Laundering Problems

Iraq’s efforts to combat illicit finance have improved in recent years, and international watchdogs have taken notice. → Read More

Corruption Currents: Swedbank Scandal Deepens as New Clients Emerge

Allegations of money laundering at the Estonian branch of Swedbank deepened as the scandal grew to involve the former Ukrainian president. → Read More

U.S. to Send Stolen Assets Back to Kyrgyzstan

The U.S. is sending back to Kyrgyzstan $6 million in assets stolen from the Kyrgyz government by the country’s former leader and his family, the two countries jointly announced. → Read More

Corruption Currents: Shakira Summoned to Testify in Spanish Tax Case

Shakira was summoned to appear in Spanish court on allegations of tax evasion by claiming residency elsewhere. → Read More

Corruption Currents: Trial of Former FC Barcelona President Begins

A trial of Sandro Rosell, the former president of the Barcelona soccer club who was charged with money laundering linked to the sale of matches involving the Brazilian national team, has begun. → Read More

Corruption Currents: Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling Freed From Prison

Jeffrey Skilling, the former chief executive of Enron, was freed from prison after serving 12 years for his role in one of the biggest cases of corporate fraud in U.S. history. → Read More

German Dialysis Firm Reaches Agreement in Bribery Probe

German health-care firm Fresenius Medical Care said in a regulatory filing that it had reached an agreement in principle with U.S. authorities regarding a long-running foreign-bribery investigation that involved an anonymous whistleblower complaint. → Read More

Corruption Currents: Malaysia Charges Ex-Media Adviser to Najib Razak

A British former media adviser to ex-Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak said a political agenda was behind money-laundering charges filed in absentia against him. → Read More

U.K. Closes Corruption Probes of GlaxoSmithKline, Rolls-Royce Individuals

The U.K. closed corruption investigations into GlaxoSmithKline PLC and individuals at subsidiaries of Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC. → Read More

Anti-Money-Laundering Watchdog Gives Iran Until June to Tighten Rules

The Financial Action Task Force, a Paris-based body that sets standards for anti-money-laundering and counterterrorism financing rules, said it would require increased supervisory exams for financial institutions in Iran if the nation doesn’t enact necessary measures by June. → Read More

Corruption Currents: Charges Tossed in Case of Former SNC-Lavalin Executive

A Quebec court threw out charges of fraud and bribery against a former executive of Canadian engineering firm SNC-Lavalin Group. → Read More

Corruption Currents: Former Maldives President Held Amid Money-Laundering Trial

A former Maldivian president was charged with money laundering and ordered into custody for allegedly tampering with witnesses. → Read More

SEC Joins List of Authorities Probing Money Laundering at Danske Bank

The Securities and Exchange Commission joined a long list of authorities investigating Danske Bank over its massive money-laundering scandal. → Read More

Cognizant Case Shows How Firms Can Avoid Charges Even Amid Alleged Wrongdoing

The case of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. shows how a company can avoid criminal charges even if its C-Suite was involved in alleged wrongdoing. → Read More

Swedbank Shares Tumble Following Report Alleging Money Laundering

A report on Swedish television network Sveriges Television alleged that 50 customers of Swedbank showed risk indicators of suspected money laundering and moved $5.8 billion through the bank between 2007 and 2015. → Read More

‘No War Is Won’: Benjamin B. Ferencz Continues His Fight for Justice at 98

Benjamin B. Ferencz is the last surviving prosecutor of the Nuremberg Trials, and his extraordinary story is the subject of a new documentary, “Prosecuting Evil.” → Read More

Corruption Currents: Insys Used Rap Video to Push Opioid

Employees at Insys Therapeutics Inc., which is accused of bribing doctors, rapped and danced around a person dressed as a bottle of the company's fentanyl spray in a video meant to motivate sales representatives. → Read More

Danske Bank to Shut Estonia Branch

Danske Bank is shutting down its operations in Estonia as the fallout continues from a massive money-laundering scandal that has led to investigations in several countries. → Read More

Corruption Currents: ABN Amro Ramps Up Compliance Spending

ABN Amro said its quarterly profits were hit because the bank ramped up its efforts against money laundering. → Read More

Real-Estate Deals Targeted Again in Renewed Russia Sanctions Bill

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators reintroduced sanctions legislation this week targeting Russia that also includes a provision tackling money laundering in all-cash purchases of real estate. → Read More