OTHER THINGS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED – OCTOBER 13

13th October 2019

US COMPANY SUPPLYING TEAR GAS TO HONG KONG POLICE FACES MOUNTING CRITICISM
Channel News Asia on 12th October reported that Pennsylvania-based NonLethal Technologies is selling riot gear to Hong Kong that is being used against protesters.
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/hong-kong-police-tear-gas-us-company-supplying-nonlethal-11994148

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SOUTH AFRICA SPEEDS UP EXTRADITION TREATY AFTER US SANCTIONS ON GUPTA BROTHERS

IOL on 12th October reported that the Department of Justice confirmed that Minister Ronald Lamola had requested the UAE to finalise the ratification of 2 treaties concerning mutual legal assistance and extradition.  The Justice Department confirmed it had issued requests to finalise the ratification for mutual legal assistance from India, Canada, Switzerland, Mauritius, Hong Kong, China and the UAE.

https://www.iol.co.za/ios/news/now-sa-speeds-up-extradition-treaty-after-us-sanctions-on-gupta-brothers-34748009

INDIA: ASSETS OF BHUSHAN POWER AND STEEL SEIZED IN MONEY LAUNDERING CASE

On 13th October, ZeeBiz reported that properties of BPSL had been “attached” by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with allegations that it had siphoned off funds obtained as loans from various banks and financial institutions.

https://www.zeebiz.com/companies/news-money-laundering-big-setback-rs-4025-cr-assets-of-bhushan-power-and-steel-attached-check-investigative-revelations-112378

UKRAINE: PROSECUTORS REVIVE CASE AGAINST YANUKOVYCH’S JUSTICE MINISTER

On 13th October, the Kyiv Post reported that the Prosecutor General’s Office has revived a corruption case against ex-President Viktor Yanukovych’s Justice Minister Olena Lukash after it had been dormant for years.  She was the Cabinet’s chief of staff in 2012-2013 and the justice minister in 2013-2014.

https://www.kyivpost.com/ukraine-politics/prosecutors-revive-case-against-yanukovychs-justice-minister.html

PRE- AND POST ON-SITE VISIT PROCESS FOR FATF-STYLE REGIONAL BODIES

This diagram shows the ongoing prior and follow-up process from the perspective of CFATF.

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https://www.cfatf-gafic.org/

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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