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An important set of documents regarding the fraudulous activities in Ukraine

We have been informed that the web plateforme www.transparencyreport.org publishes an important set of documents regarding the fraudulous activities in Ukraine operated by the former PMs Pavlo LAZARENKO and Yulia TYMOCHENKO, today candidate for the presidential elections in Ukraine. If they are validated, these documents could strongly help the current and future government of Ukraine and their allies to recover important and missappropriated assets.

These very detailed banking documents, which seems to be originals, involve companies and banks especially in Switzerland, United States, the UK, Antigua and Barbuda and Cyprus.

Given the short time left before the presidential elections in Ukraine, that will take place on the current 25th of May, we considered important to notify you about it.

Official website of TransparencyReport.org

Selection of Research & Books
Le Petit Dictionnaire Enervé de la Mafia

Fabrice RIZZOLI: Petit Dictionnaire énervé de la Mafia, Les Éditions de l’Opportun, février 2012, ISBN 978-2-36075-078-8, EUR 12.26

Traditional Organized Crime in the Modern World:
How Triad Societies Respond to Socioeconomic Change

TW Lo, Sharon Ingrid Kwok
4 Traditional Organized Crime in the Modern World 79 Thailand, the Philippines, and South Africa
(Curtis et al. 2003). … In addition, the research does not provide detailed evidence to support the
level of involvement of the triads in these transnational organized criminal activities. …

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Implementing FATF standards in developing countries and financial inclusion :
Findings and guidelines

This report, emanating from a project commissioned by the FIRST Initiative, considers the impact of the implementation of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) controls on financial inclusion in five countries (Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan and South Africa). Based on these findings, it develops a set of guidelines to assist the authorities in developing countries to design effective AML/CFT regimes that are compliant with Financial Action Task Force (FATF) standards and supports financial inclusion.

The report and guidelines will be of benefit to countries striving towards the dual goals of protecting their institutions against money laundering and the financing of terrorism as well as extending financial inclusion, irrespective of whether protective measures are being considered in the process of implementing or amending AML/CFT controls to meet the Forty Nine Recommendations of the FATF or in order to meet other, related international requirements, such as those set out in the 2000 United Nations Convention on Transnational Organised Crime or the 2003 United Nations Convention Against Corruption.

The project was supervised and guided by a steering committee consisting of representatives from the FIRST Management Unit, World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), the UKs Department for International Development (DFID), the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), the South African National Treasury, the FinMark Trust and Professor Nikos Passas, an acknowledged world expert on AML/CFT standards and implementation.

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The Market as Criminal and Criminals in the Market:
Reducing Opportunities for Organised Crime in the International Antiquities Market

What is the relationship between organised crime and the antiquities market? There are two senses in which we can use the term organised crime here. In the first sense, we can see the international market in illicit antiquities as a criminal market (Polk 2000), organised into a structure of relations between thieves, smugglers, facilitators, sellers, and buyers of illicit commodities. We might therefore suggest that this illicit part of the trade is an example of organised crime. That argument could proceed without reference to the presence of conventionally stereotyped organised criminals in the market, in the sense of groups or networks of professional criminals who use violence and corruption in the pursuit of illegal financial gain.

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The Role of Auditors:
Research into Organised Crime and Money Laundering

« This paper is part of a larger project into the nature of organised crime in member states of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), a topic that is currently of key concern to the Institute for Security Studies (ISS). The starting point was an interest in exploring new ways to monitor the relationship between criminal networks and legitimate business in the region. This led to the idea that members of the auditing profession may be strategically placed to have a unique insight into a specific aspect of organised crime, namely money laundering. If the hypothesis was correct and it was found that auditors do have a good insight into money laundering, then it was hoped that future surveys could draw on this expertise in doing so, it would help develop triangulation techniques that are so important in this field. »

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