On 4 January, FX Empire reported that Sweden’s Economic Crime Authority said it had charged Swedbank’s former chief executive Birgitte Bonnesen over alleged economic crimes in relation to a Baltic money laundering scandal that rocked the bank a few years ago. He was being charged with gross swindling as the primary count, or with serious market manipulation in the second instance.
On 4 January, HM Treasury advised that, following the decision of the relevant UN Sanctions Committee on 29 December, Ashraf AL-QIZANI and JUND AL-KHILAFAH IN TUNISIA (JAK-T) had been added to the sanctions lists. Meanwhile, Mevlut KAR; Denis Mamadou Gerhard CUSPERT; Nayef Salam Muhammad UJAYM AL-HABABI; Turki Mubarak Abdullah AHMAD AL-BINALI and Tuah FEBRIWANSYAH have been removed, following a further decision of 3 January.
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