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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Former Interpol chief admits taking $2 million in bribes

Former Interpol head Meng Hongwei (Image courtesy of Weibo)The first Chinese citizen to head Interpol pleaded guilty in a court in China Thursday to taking $2 million in bribes.

Meng Hongwei admitted during a hearing at Tianjin No 1 Intermediate People’s Court that he helped companies “make illegal gains.”… Continue Reading

China detains Interpol chief for bribery

Chinese authorities said Monday they detained the president of Interpol during an investigation for bribery and other financial crimes.

Meng Hongwei had disappeared a week earlier while in China on a visit home.… Continue Reading

Selva Ozelli: ‘Mixing services’ shield cryptocurrencies and thwart AML practices

At a recent cryptocurrency workshop, financial investigators from the Interpol and Europol organizations from over 30 nations discussed measures to combat the misuse of cryptocurrencies by criminals. 

This meeting was in response to the report released by Europol (with headquarters in the Hague, Netherlands) which stated (pdf) that more than 40 percent of online transactions for illegal ends used Bitcoin, crypto mixers, and tumblers. … Continue Reading

Has Putin perverted Interpol?

Red Notices from Interpol’s website (click to enlarge)Interpol — the International Criminal Police Organization — isn’t a police force. It’s an information clearing house that promotes international police cooperation.

The neutrality of Interpol is supposedly guaranteed by Article 3 of its constitution.… Continue Reading

The International Anti-Corruption Academy, Part I

Thomas Friedman taught us that the world is flat — that globalization has created a playing field more level than at any time in history. And however true that may be of international commerce, it is not true of anti-corruption enforcement .… Continue Reading