Alleged Russian money-laundering scheme loses millions in bankruptcy of Austrian Meinl Bank
Early 2019, the Austrian Meinl Bank filed a money laundering report to the competent authorities on the basis of the reports of FinTelegram. The object of the suspicious activities report (SAR) was Keyring Holdings Ltd of the Russian Vladislav “Vlad” Smirnov (aka Vladislav Khokholkov). With the bank's insolvency the money is most likely gone.
Exposed – ING subsidiary Payvision processed €130 million illicit proceeds for now-detained broker scammers Lenhoff & Barak and did so while reporting suspicious activities!
The extent of the damage caused by scam facilitating FinTechs is very clearly shown by the ING subsidiary Payvision. The Dutch Fintech processes some €130 million just for the scams of the two now-imprisoned Uwe Lenhoff (Germany) and Gal Barak (Israel). Thanks to the investigations many sad hypothesis around FinTechs and their role as cybercrime facilitators have been proved by facts and evidence.
Yukom Binary Options Trial – Israeli Boiler Room CEO Lee Elbaz sentenced to
In the sentencing, the US Judge Theodore D. Chuang says Lee Elbaz, the former CEO of the Israeli binary options scam operator Yukom Communications Ltd, was responsible for the targeting of elderly, vulnerable victims in the $140 million fraud. Yukom operated the boiler rooms behind the binary options scheme BinaryBook and BigOption. Elbaz, in turn, pointed her finger at her former principals, the Israeli Yossi Herzog and Kobi Cohen. Elbaz's defense line worked at least to a certain degree. She wasn't gieven the 34-year prison term the prosecutor asked the court for.
OneCoin US-Lawyer Mark Scott found guilty of money laundering and bank fraud
The Florida-based US lawyer Mark S. Scott, 51, has been found guilty for his role in the OneCoin crypto scam, which raised more than $4 billion from investors convinced they were buying into a new digital currency. The New York jury found that Mark S. Scott helped to perpetrate the crypto scheme, routing approximately $400m out of the US while working to conceal the true ownership and source of the funds.