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Two Multinational Banks Ensnared in Panama Papers-Style Leak of FinCEN Data, as U.S. Election Draws Near
In several Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence scoops last week, Aussie reporter Nathan Lynch revealed that the U.S. Treasury’s financial intelligence unit is bracing itself for the publication of a “Panama Papers-style” leak of sensitive data by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and its media partners. The TRRI story says that the ICIJ’s “consortium members are preparing to publish simultaneously on a pre-determined date. The participating media outlets have…
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#BlueLeaks: Drug Traffickers Increasingly Laundering their Money via Crypto, DEA Says
Dope traffickers are increasingly exchanging their illicit proceeds for cryptocurrency, according to a leaked 2019 Drug Enforcement Administration intelligence bulletin. This bulletin stems from the BlueLeaks data dump and highlights a DEA Los Angeles Field Division investigation of a Southern California robbery crew that uses discounted bitcoin exchanges to entice victims. At first, Shadow Banker was intrigued by this overlay of gritty street-level violence over the fabled Blockchain of tech-buzzword…
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Key Witness in BTC-e Case Leaks Cyprus Court Docs that Reveal the Intelligent Design of the Illicit Offshore Economy

Following the extradition of alleged Russian crypto-launderer Alexander Vinnik to France on January 23, a key witness in the BTC-e probe has provided Shadow Banker with never-before-seen court documents in a civil case he won, and which reveal millions in illicit funds flowing from Vinnik’s exchange to various offshore entities under opaque ownership.

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BTC-e Suspect Alexander Vinnik Extradited to France, but how Hard did Trump’s DoJ Really Try?

After 2.5 years of endless legal wrangling, relentless narratives of dubious origin pushed by Kremlin-linked media agents, and insinuations of revived Cold War intrigues, Greece has finally rendered a decision on the extradition of accused Russian crypto-launderer Alexander Vinnik.