THE RELIGIOUS LEADERS USING CHURCHES TO LAUNDER ILLICIT CASH ACROSS THE AMERICAS

On 27 August, OCCRP published a report into a cross-border investigation by 12 media organizations from 9 countries, coordinated by Columbia Journalism Investigations and the Latin American Center for Investigative Journalism (CLJP) , OCCRP’s regional partner in Latin America, into church-related money laundering across the Americas.  It says that the phenomenon is widespread, as religious organisations often escape scrutiny due to their respected role within communities and the lack of regulation governing their affairs, experts say. In a number of countries, this includes tax exemptions.

https://www.occrp.org/en/investigations/holy-rollers-the-religious-leaders-using-churches-to-launder-illicit-cash-across-the-americas

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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