Editors

Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
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

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

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.   

A cryptocurrency mixer or tumbler is a service offered to mix potentially identifiable or “tainted” cryptocurrency funds with others, to obscure the trail back to the fund’s original source.… Continue Reading

World Bank hosting event about high-seas piracy

Since 2005, over $400 million has been paid in ransoms to pirates who’ve hijacked ships in the Indian Ocean. The World Bank, INTERPOL, and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime have followed the money to find out who gets it, how it’s distributed and moved, where it’s invested, and how the illegal money flows can be stopped.… Continue Reading