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Attacking the Money-Laundering Problem in Mexico

According to the Los Angeles Times, Mexican officials have estimated the amount of laundered money in the Mexican economy at $50 billion annually—three percent of the legitimate Mexican economy. The CIA World Fact Book...more

GB: Gambling Commission updates AML guidance

The Gambling Commission has published updated guidance to the industry aimed at assisting operators grapple with the complicated requirements of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002...more

FinCEN Doubles Down on Casinos with Heightened Regulatory Expectations - Casino Managers and Tribal Gaming Commissioners Need to...

For the second time in nine months, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Director Jennifer Shasky Calvery has publicly addressed FinCEN's increasing concerns regarding casino compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act...more

Spain: New AML regulations have been approved

Yesterday the Spanish Official National Gazette published a new regulation developing the Spanish AML legislation (Royal Decree 304/2014, of 5 May 2014, approving the regulation developing Law 10/2010, of 28 April 2010, on...more

Casino AML Compliance Update: Las Vegas Sands Corp. Places Macau Casino Junkets Under Increased Scrutiny.

On April 4, 2014, Bloomberg reported that the Las Vegas Sands Corp. (“Sands”) has increased its scrutiny of casino junket operators in Macau. The decision comes as casinos seek to meet the increased demands of federal...more

NHL Players Defrauded in Series of Investment Schemes

National Hockey League Players were the primary victims of a series of fraudulent investment schemes orchestrated by financial adviser Phillip Kenner and former professional race car driver Tommy Hormovitis. Collectively, the...more

Update: Crackdown on Casino AML Deficiencies Continues as Caesars Entertainment Corp. becomes subject of FinCEN and DOJ...

On October 21, 2013, Caesars Entertainment Corp. (“Caesars”) announced in its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that its subsidiary Desert Palace, Inc. (owner of Caesars Palace) was under investigation for...more

Las Vegas Sands Casino Money Laundering Settlement a Bellwether for Future Cases

On August 27, the Justice Department announced that it had resolved its money laundering investigation into the Las Vegas Sands Corp. (“Sands”) and that the Sands had agreed to “return” $47,400,300 to the Government in order...more

Movie Production Loans Result In 27-Year Stay At The Greybar Hotel

In 2007, the Department of Corporations issued this Desist & Refrain Order against Mahmoud Karkehabadi and others for violations of the Corporate Securities Law of 1968. The Department also made a criminal referall to the...more

Chad Elie v. Ifrah Law PLLC

Complaint (Exempt From Arbitration)

Chad Elie v. Ifrah Law PLLC: Complaint (Exempt From Arbitration) DISTRICT COURT CLARK COUNTY NEVADA Case No. A-13-679951-C Dept No.: XV I Filed April 11, 2013 S!GAL CHATTAH, ESQ. Nevada Bar No.: 8264 LAW OFFICES...more

Bitcoins: Online Currency’s Uncharted Frontier

Bitcoin – it sounds like a token you might use to play skeeball at a beachside arcade. It is actually a relatively new, virtual online “currency” being used for payments across the Internet. While some observers have noted...more

State of New York v. Vincent Basciano Jr., et. al. (Michael Colbert)

Indictment

State of New York Indictments of Elaborate Sports Betting Ring Involves Offshore Online Sports Betting Web Sites Allegedly Utilized by the Defendants for illegal sports wagering in the US: In addition to traditional...more

Update: Third Party Payment Processor Sentenced to Jail Time for Processing Internet Poker Company Funds

On October 3, 2012, Judge Lewis A Kaplan of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York sentenced Chad Elie to five months in prison for his role in facilitating the processing of payments for three...more

Around the Virtual World - August 31, 2012

A weekly wrap up of interesting news about virtual worlds, virtual goods and other social media. In This Issue: - Police Embrace Social Media as Crime-Fighting Tool - LinkedIn's Profit Growth Leaves Social...more

Federal Criminal Lawyer Douglas McNabb of McNabb Associates - News On Current Federal Criminal Cases

June 18, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

June 14, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

Act 1, Scene 1: FCPA Hits Hollywood

Let’s add a new industry to the list of FCPA industry sweeps. Is anyone surprised? If I worked at DOJ or the SEC, I would simply take a look at those significant industries entering China and launch an industry-wide...more

June 4, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

May 30, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

May 29, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

May 14, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

Ifrah Law’s Blog Wrap-Up, May 1-13

ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE: Bank Hit With FCA Complaint Over Mortgage Lending; What’s Next for Online Poker Players?; Barney Frank’s Advice to Poker Players After ‘Black Friday’; Since When Did the FTC Start Regulating Cyber...more

House Financial Services Committee Considers Internet Gambling

Internet gambling has captured the attention of the House Financial Services Committee and its chairman, Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts. Currently on the books, but not yet implemented, is the Unlawful Internet...more

Optimal Group Non-Prosecution Agreement with SDNY - October 29, 2009

Optimal Group Non-Prosecution Agreement with SDNY - October 29, 2009 --- [Excerpt from NPA document] "On the understandings specified below, the Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District ofNew...more

PartyGaming PLC / SDNY - Non-Prosecution Agreement - April 6, 2009

PartyGaming PLC / SDNY - Non-Prosecution Agreement - April 6, 2009 --- [NPA excerpt summary] "On the understandings specified below, the Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District ofNew York (the...more

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