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DMCA Takedown: criminals' best tool for reputation scrubbing Anonymous Sat, 12/02/2023 - 07:13

Imagine you're someone whose entire life has been devoted to criminal activity (bombings, corruption, misappropriation of public funds, money laundering). Imagine that the country where you did all that becomes unlivable and you emigrate, expatriating the stolen loot. You settle in a new place, where nobody knows you and, more importantly, nobody knows the origin of your "wealth".

[UPDATED] - FINMA says it enforces AML compliance. How about Compagnie Bancaire Helvetique? Alek Boyd Thu, 10/08/2020 - 07:23

Charles Henry de Beaumont, money laundering memo to Compagnie Bancaire Helvetique

Who is Danilo Diazgranados? Alek Boyd Mon, 12/03/2018 - 07:03

"Binaggia worked with EFG, $1.5 billion went through it. But then EFG got cold feet, and after getting their 1% commission told the Obertos to take their business elsewhere. That's when Charles and Danilo came in..." That is how the source described one of PDVSA's forays into cooling Venezuela's economy, by removing "excess" cash from circulation.