One of the more interesting developments I discovered during the holiday period was a proposal from the Barbadian Chief Justice Minister, Sir Marston Gibson, to set up a regional asset recovery group in the Caribbean.… Continue Reading
Singapore said Thursday it has seized property and bank accounts linked to money allegedly diverted from Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad.
The seized property and accounts are worth about $177 million, Singapore authorities said.… Continue Reading
The DOJ alleged in a civil forfeiture complaint Wednesday that officials at Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund 1MDB and the step son of the Malaysia prime minister diverted more than $3.5 billion from the fund.… Continue Reading
The DOJ filed a civil forfeiture complaint Wednesday against assets allegedly bought with money looted from Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad.
More than $3.5 billion was misappropriated from the fund, the DOJ said.… Continue Reading
The Department of Justice said Thursday it is returning about $1.5 million to Taiwan that came from the sale of a forfeited New York condo and a Virginia home bought with bribe money paid to the family of Taiwan’s former president.… Continue Reading
A daily news show on CCTV America dealt Tuesday with the DOJ’s civil and criminal asset forfeiture cases.
The show’s host, Anand Naidoo, formerly an anchor for CNN International, said forfeiture “is a legal tool that gives U.S.… Continue Reading
The Department of Justice returned $1.1 million in forfeited assets to the government of the Republic of Korea Monday.
The forfeited assets came from a corruption scheme orchestrated by former Korean President Chun Doo Hwan in the 1990s.… Continue Reading
The Department of Justice filed a civil forfeiture complaint Tuesday to recover $12.5 million in U.S. assets linked to a massive disaster relief fraud orchestrated by a prominent Philippines businesswoman who’s now serving life in prison.… Continue Reading
The DOJ filed a complaint Tuesday for the civil forfeiture of $34 million — the value of shares in a Canadian energy company used to bribe Chad’s former ambassador to the United States and Canada to influence the award of oil development rights.… Continue Reading
Civil asset recovery actions against kleptocrats stashing their loot in luxury real estate abroad has become a hot new topic in the global anti-corruption movements with the publication of Public Wrongs, Private Actions.… Continue Reading
Civil, as opposed to criminal, asset forfeiture cases are the subject of heated debates in domestic U.S. law. Many civil libertarians and thoughtful observers of the U.S.… Continue Reading