2nd December 2018
MALTA: MONEY LAUNDERING PROBE LOOKS AT OPPOSITION LEADER’S SOHO LINKS
The Times of Malta on 2nd December reported that a London-based prostitution racket and the alleged involvement of Opposition leader Adrian Delia are part of an ongoing money laundering investigation by the police, The Sunday Times of Malta is said to have learnt. Police sources have confirmed that an intelligence report compiled by the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU).
FORMER BOSS OF JERSEY-BASED LUMIERE WEALTH GETS 7-YEAR JAIL TERM
International Adviser on 30th November reported that Christopher Byrne, former managing director of Jersey-based advice firm Lumiere Wealth has been sentenced to 7 years in prison for charges related to selling fraudulent investments. His sentencing was delayed when his advocate said his client was helping Guernsey authorities with their investigations into a company that was selling the same fraudulent fund. The charges related to selling a fund, Providence, which was later found to be a global Ponzi scheme.
Byrne will also be disqualified from working in finance for 12 years.
POLICE RECOMMEND BRIBERY CHARGES FOR NETANYAHU, WIFE IN TELECOM GRAFT PROBE
i24 in Israel on 2nd December reported that Israeli police have recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara for bribery and other offences, the third such recommendation against the premier in recent months, in a case dubbed “Case 4,000”, and centred on allegations of regulatory benefits granted telecommunications giant Bezeq in exchange for positive coverage from a related media company.