Nigeria – The African most populated giant Nation well-known for wrong reasons

There is a paper entitled “The Devastating impact of Money Laundering and other Economic and Financial Crimes on the Economy of Developing Countries: Nigeria as a Case Study” by Yusuf and Ibrahim from the International Islamic University Malaysia. The paper makes very interesting reading. You are encouraged to read, if you have a moment toContinue reading “Nigeria – The African most populated giant Nation well-known for wrong reasons”

Why Banks carry out Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) on Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs)

Some few salient points for further debate, discussion and dialogue. In my book, Financial Crime Risk Management and Compliance (2016) , I have provided some simpler working definitions for everyone to be on the same page. Money Laundering (ML) is the process by which criminals attempt to conceal or disguise the ownership and origin ofContinue reading “Why Banks carry out Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) on Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs)”

The Ugly Ones are NOT YET born

The late Pablo Escobar, famous for the wrong reasons, was regarded as the richest and most successful criminal in world history. In 1989, Forbes magazine declared Escobar as the seventh (7th) richest man in the world. He had an estimated personal fortune of US$9 billion then. Pablo and his brother’s drug operational emporium were soContinue reading “The Ugly Ones are NOT YET born”

Genesis of Money Laundering – “Plata o Plomo”

In the field of Financial Crime Risk, operations, compliance, management, detection, investigations and prevention, the Professional and Certified Anti Money Laundering specialists (CAMS) and crime professionals have not yet all formally agreed on when or where the concept and act of “#money laundering” came from or invented. Some have argued that money laundering was notContinue reading “Genesis of Money Laundering – “Plata o Plomo””

Customer Due Diligence (CDD) – Final Rule

The regulatory landscape of Know Your Customer (KYC) Policies and Customer Due Diligence (CDD) requirements and expectations for Financial Institutions like Banks, Brokers, FinTech and Insurance Companies are always a moving target. In another write-ups I alluded to the Banking mandatory requirement of conducting Customer Due Diligence (CDD). For practical purpose and simplification, CDD wasContinue reading “Customer Due Diligence (CDD) – Final Rule”

Indonesia’s Ex-President Suharto’s greed

Surprisingly, it is not only in Africa where some Political Leaders want to cling on to power for more than three (3) decades in Office, Asia has had its own share of such leaders. The immense scale of Suharto’s dishonest conduct and greedy behavior of his alleged corruption led Transparency International to rank him numberContinue reading “Indonesia’s Ex-President Suharto’s greed”

Impact of COVID-19 on AML/CTF Regime

Authored by Diphat Tembo-CAMS, Director-Compliance and Prevention Department of the Financial Intelligence Centre-Zambia and Kunda Kalaba-CAMs, CFE, Managing Partner KEMMAN Consultancy. The Coronavirus-COVID-19 has infected more than 57,228,106 individuals globally, and killed over 1,365,461 people, since being identified in China at the end of 2019, spurring governments across the World introducing measures such as socialContinue reading “Impact of COVID-19 on AML/CTF Regime”

Matrix of theft of $105 million at Ndola Lime

In June 2020 Gregory Chifire alleged that $105 Million had been stolen at Ndola Lime through a series of transactional activities he termed “Matrix of theft of $105 million at Ndola Lime”. To the initiated, these series of financial transactional activities and actions qualify to be one of the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) typologies worth beingContinue reading “Matrix of theft of $105 million at Ndola Lime”

Henry Kapoko’s conviction upheld

In 2009 Henry Kapoko and four others were arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission. 11 years later in 2020, the man – KAPOKO is still appearing in Courts of Law. There are hard Lessons to be Learnt and some friendly warning to others. Cases may take long (Imilandu kuti shilakokola) in Zambia to be disposed offContinue reading “Henry Kapoko’s conviction upheld”