On 14 January, Global Investigative review published an article by 2 lawyers from law firm Corker Bining which considers the representation of individuals in 3 types of interviews: interviews in corporate internal investigations, interviews of witnesses in law enforcement investigations, and interviews of suspects in law enforcement investigations.
On 17 January, Rferl reported that the head of Kyrgyzstan’s State Customs Service, Adilet Kubanychbekov, has been arrested on accusations of corruption. He had only been appointed to the post in October 2021.
On 17 January, MercoPress reported that Paraguay’s Interior Minister Arnaldo Giuzzio intends to bring former President Horacio Cartés before the Courts to account for the inconsistencies in his affidavits and tax and real estate returns.
BERMUDA MONETARY AUTHORITY HAS RELEASED ITS 2022 BUSINESS PLAN
On 17 January, the Royal Gazette reported that the 2022 road map includes spearheading several initiatives, which includes the further roll-out of its newly introduced Anti-Money Laundering/Anti-Terrorist Financing Service Provider Training course and the associated advanced track licensing programme.
On 14 January, FATF published the Enhanced Follow-up Report previously published by MONEYVAL. Reviewing technical compliance only, it says that Cyprus is “compliant” with 16 of the 40 FATF Recommendations, “largely compliant” with 20 Recommendations and “partially compliant” with 4 Recommendations (non-profit organisations, correspondent banking, new technologies, and powers of law enforcement and investigative authorities). Cyprus has no “non-compliant” ratings.
On 13 January, HM Treasury announced that the entries for Dmitry Vadimovich KOVTUN and Andrey Konstantinovich LUGOVOY had been amended, as they are listed under the Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations 2020. The 2 individuals are held responsible for the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko in November 2006.