Archives for Financial Action Task Force

Our Friends, the Oligarchs: Financial Crime, Foreign Influence and Democracy

21 Mar, 2022
Ben Scott

Germany’s attempts to penetrate the United Kingdom with spy networks in World War Two were spectacularly unsuccessful. Hastily recruited assets rushed across the Channel were spotted because of their broken English, thick accents and ignorance of pub closing times. Of the 115 German agents deployed to the U.K. during the…

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Why Wildlife Traffickers are Escaping Justice

23 Jul, 2020
John M. Sellar OBE

The criminal exploitation of our planet’s species is bringing many of them close to extinction. This is occurring to numerous animals and plants, either as entire species or in geographically-restricted populations. In recent years, tigers have been eradicated from their historical territories in several countries of Southeast Asia, whilst massive swathes of South America’s…

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