Category Archives: Legal

12Dec/16

IMF’s Lagarde stands trial over state payout

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde stands trial for her role in a 400 million euro payout as French finance minister in 2008 to businessman Bernard Tapie, at the Cour de Justice de la Republique, saying she is confident she has done nothing wrong. Mia Womersley reports. Continue reading

03Nov/16

Claimants in ‘Brexit’ case welcome court ruling

Hairdresser Deir Dos Santos and investment manager Gina Miller, the two lead claimants in a case at England’s High Court, welcome the court’s ruling that the British government requires parliamentary approval to trigger the process of exiting the European Union. Lawyer David Greene read a statement from his client, Dos Santos, after the ruling.
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07May/16
co-founder of digital currency operator Liberty Reserve, Arthur Budovsky

Digital currency firm co-founder gets 20 years in U.S. prison

The co-founder of digital currency operator Liberty Reserve, Arthur Budovsky, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for what prosecutors say was a money laundering operation of unprecedented size and scope.

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04Apr/16

‘Panama papers’ reported to leak from the files of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca

An investigation led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has reportedly resulted in the release of the so-called “Panama Papers” that detail four decades worth of tax havens for suspected money laundering, arms and drug deals, and tax avoidance.

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29Mar/16

U.S. drops legal action against Apple over encrypted iPhone

The U.S. Justice Department says it successfully accessed data stored on an encrypted iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters and asks a court to withdraw an order compelling Apple to assist.

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