Monthly Archives: November 2011

Britain on the fiddle

Last night I settled down with my knitting to watch a recording of a BBC “Panorama” programme called (not at all inflammatorily) “Britain on the Fiddle”.  You can watch it yourself here.  Apart from the apparently now obligatory documentary technique … Continue reading

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Cocaine stilettos and baths full of cash

When I first started providing AML training, back in the days when dancing and cookery programmes on the telly featured professionals rather than celebrities who fancied a go at our expense, it was quite hard to find real-life examples.  All … Continue reading

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Season of bribes and mellow inducements

Autumn must be the season for indices, as we have had a bumper crop of them recently.  I talked about the Financial Secrecy Index a few posts ago, and then Transparency International flexed their indexing muscles with the East African … Continue reading

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So that’s what lawyers are for

I’m so used to RSS feeds and automatic email updates that I sometimes forget to do my own checking of relevant websites, and so an excellent publication by the Serious Fraud Office nearly escaped my notice.  “Serious Economic Crime: A … Continue reading

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