June 28th, 2017
Today, a bi-partisan group of lawmakers introduced legislation that would begin to lift the veil that currently shrouds company ownership in the United States. And this is good news, because the US has a long way to go if it’s to join those leading the way on financial transparency.
April 2nd, 2017
Transparency International calls for urgent action to keep corrupt cash out of luxury goods market Berlin, 3 April 2017 – Luxury goods sellers – from jewellers and real estate agents to yacht builders and diamond brokers – are doing little to check if their customers are using corrupt money to fund their high-end purchases. This
August 8th, 2016
We’ve known for a while that anonymous shell companies have been used to purchase property everywhere from London to Los Angeles. Funneling potentially illicit money into high end real estate has turned out to be an easy way to bypass many of the checks that might be necessary if you moved the money into a bank
May 20th, 2015
Press Release for Immediate Release BRUSSELS—After months of negotiations, debate, and dialogue, the European Parliament has formally adopted the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD), setting the stage for a public discussion on what further measures are needed to combat tax evasion, money laundering, and other illicit flows. “While the final adoption of the text is