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# Money Laundering

This week
28th May 2023 - 2nd June 2023
# South Carolina
Convicted killer Alex Murdaugh pleads not guilty to money laundering charges
Murdaugh is already serving a life sentence in a South Carolina state prison for killing his wife and son.
# Money Laundering
Gardaí warn students not to become 'money mules': 'No bank account, no visa and you'll go to jail'
Gardaí said they have arrested around 100 money mules in the last year.
This year
# Organised Crime Group
Female arrested as part of investigation into 'organised prostitution' and money laundering
The arrest is part of an ongoing investigation into an Eastern European Organised Crime Group.
# ireland and the eu
Ireland to launch bid to be home of EU's new Anti-Money Laundering Authority HQ
Minister for Finance Michael McGrath said he believes Ireland would be a “great location” for the new authority’s HQ.
# Courts
Retired bus driver stole €100,000 from Citybus Employee Credit Union causing it to close
The former chairman of the credit union’s board pleaded guilty to 10 counts of forgery, 41 counts of theft and 31 counts of money laundering.
Last year
# Human Trafficking
Man and woman appear in Co Tyrone court on brothel keeping charges
Gerard Corrigan and Mavie Martins Mariano appeared separately via video link before Dungannon Magistrate’s Court today.
Vodka and Coke: How Europol say the Kinahan gang's money man moved millions before his arrest
Nero Drinks was sanctioned by the US Treasury.
# Louth
Man arrested and €40k in cash seized as part of money laundering investigation
Detectives from the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau seized the cash in Co Louth yesterday.
# The Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
# operation skein
Man due in court in over money laundering offences
The man in his 30s was arrested as part of Operation SKEIN.
# Crime
EU proposal aims to crack down on 'dirty money' after Kinahan gang sanctions
European Commissioner Mairead McGuinness said the EU wants to ‘go further’ when it comes to dealing with money laundering.
All time
# Frozen Assets
€4.2 million of criminal proceeds returned to Exchequer as cryptocurrency seizures soar
The Criminal Assets Bureau seized €53 million worth of cryptocurrency in 2020.
# Blanchardstown
Seven vehicles worth a total of €270,000 seized during raid of motor dealership in Dublin
The seizures were made today as part of an ongoing money laundering investigation.
# Money Laundering
€5 million worth of 'money mule' transactions moved through Irish banks so far this year
The vast majority of the incidents involved bank accounts belonging to people aged between 18 and 24.
# Money Laundering
Car, cocaine and €24,000 in cash seized by CAB in Sligo
In addition to the items seized, €151,000 in financial accounts was frozen.
# operation skein
Man (32) arrested over directing criminal gang involved in money laundering
The man was arrested in Balbriggan, Co Dublin this morning.
# Courts
Former 'mid-tier' Kinahan cartel member gets suspended sentence over laundering crime cash
Lawyers for Sean Ruth previously told the non-jury court that he has “taken his medicine” and would not benefit from going back to prison.
# operation skein
Man (20s) arrested as part of investigation into fraud and money laundering
The man was arrested by Gardaí from the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau after a search operation in Clondalkin.
# Charged
73-year-old man due in court over seizure of €100k in cash during property raid in Finglas
He will appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice at 10.30am today.
# Money Laundering
Man, 20s, arrested in Naas under anti-fraud investigation
His arrest is the fifteenth made by the gardaí under Operation Skein, which is investigating invoice redirect fraud.
# Cash seizure
One man arrested and €90k seized as part of money laundering investigation in Tipperary
Gardaí seized €90k in cash, two Rolex watches, expensive designer goods and extensive financial documentation.
# Tallaght
Man (50s) arrested on suspicion of money laundering and €8.5k seized in Dublin
He is currently detained at Tallaght Garda Station.
# operation joggle
Man and woman arrested over West African money laundering investigation
Gardaí estimate that the operation could involve up to €14.6 million over a two year period.
# Criminal Courts
Man to appear in court over money laundering of €1.5 million
The man was arrested earlier this week as part of a surveillance operation.
# Liverpool Crown Court
Irish haulage boss faces jail after admitting drug trafficking and money laundering
Thomas Maher pleaded guilty to a string of offences at Liverpool Crown Court.
# Arrests
Gardaí make more arrests in €50k Laois money laundering probe
The cash was seized in April of this year.
# Money Laundering
Five males arrested and €70,000 in cash seized by gardaí in Dublin
The males were arrested on suspicion of money laundering.
# Money Laundering
Gardaí warn young people not to allow themselves to be used as 'money mules'
The warning follows the arrest of a man in his early 20s in West Cork last week.
# Money Laundering
Over €1 million seized after significant CAB raids in Dublin and Wicklow
Seven people have been arrested for money laundering offences.
# Dublin
Gardaí freeze bank accounts associated with €1.5m money laundering operation
Four of the five men arrested yesterday remain in garda custody.
# Dublin
Five men arrested as part of investigation into €1.5m money laundering operation
It came after gardaí identified a number of bogus companies established by a criminal group.
# Fraud
Gardaí interview Irish citizen over €15 million international Covid-19 scam
The investigation relates to a German company who believed it was buying a large quantity of face masks for the government.
# Garda Operation
€50,000 cash seized as two women arrested on suspicion of money laundering in Laois
The women were arrested after their car was stopped on the M7 motorway this afternoon.
# Money Laundering
Male model facing international money laundering charges arrested and brought before High Court
Mark Adams is alleged to have booked 500 flights into and out of the UK in the space of four years.
# Revenue
Almost 24,000 reports of suspected money laundering were reported to gardaí in 2018
This is a decrease of almost 2% on the previous year.
# Rosslare
Two men arrested and €400k seized after gardaí question men in parked cattle transporter and car
Gardaí have subsequently undertaken related searches in Swords, Co Dublin and Trim, Co Meath.
# Radu Agapie
Man who used fake documentation to open Irish bank accounts jailed
He has ten previous convictions in Finland for falsification of documentation, forgery and laundering of proceeds of crime.
# Criminal Assets
Dawn raids by PSNI with garda support target £215 million money laundering ring
Six men and one woman were detained after 15 searches at locations across Northern Ireland yesterday and today.
# Omar al-Bashir
Former president of Sudan jailed for money laundering and corruption
Al-Bashir is wanted on charges of war crimes and genocide in another court.
# Sexual Exploitation
Man arrested on suspicion of human trafficking, brothel keeping and money laundering in Belfast
A 27-year-old woman has also been arrested in the Antrim area on suspicion of controlling prostitution.