International Compliance Association (ICA) considers the following as financial crimes: fraud, ID theft, electronic crime, electronic fraud, embezzlement, plastic money fraud, insurance fraud, Tax evasion, money laundering, terrorist financing, bribery and corruption, market abuse and insider dealing, information security, etc.
Italy has the Mafias. China has the Triads. Zambia has the Jerabos. Japan has the Yakuza. Yakuza, also known as gokudō, are members of transnational organized crime syndicates originating in Japan. The Japanese police, and media by request of the police, call them bōryokudan, while the yakuza call themselves ninkyō dantai. The largest group inContinue reading “Yakuza tribal cousins to the Triads and the Mafia”
The perpetrator was Carson Yeung, Hong Kong hairdresser turned businessman who made his fortune trading in penny stocks/shares, eventually becoming the president of English football club Birmingham city football club in 2009. After years of high living the charges brought against him included money laundering totaling a value of USD92.8 million from entities including casinosContinue reading “Organized Crime boss control empire from prison”
There is strength in numbers but also there are also existential challenges which come with business undertakings in groups such as the Village Banking which may for now be taken as “fore-warnings and LESSONS Learnt” as we move to encourage, and champion such Business Ventures. Nalikwebele tabulapo. Kuti mwashala muli mwamoneni mwamoneni, ka Capital naContinue reading “The Village Banking – Zambian Style”
The propensity and affinity for some people to gauge an opportunity to misappropriate, embezzle or divert funds to increase one’s wealth is too great and irresistible. While they may consider themselves “under the radar,” the example below demonstrate that in the end crime doesn’t pay. The Perpetrator is Wirapol Sokphol a.k.a “The Jet-Setting Monk fromContinue reading “The Jet-Setting Monk from the Tiger Kingdom”
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”