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Australian pensioners and savers have bank accounts raided by government

Pensioners

The federal government has bagged an unprecedented $360 million from household bank accounts since a controversial change to unclaimed money laws, figures from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission show. Pensioners and others saving for a rainy day have reported trying to access their savings only to discover their money had been seized by the government because it had been ... Read More »

Major banks under investigation for ties to Mexican drug cartels

Charles Schwab Corp. founder and chairman Chuck Schwab

Federal regulators in the United States are reportedly investigation no fewer than two major American banks with regards to their relationships with clients believed to be tied to Mexican drug cartels. Reuters reported exclusively on Wednesday this week that the US Securities and Exchange Commission is probing both Charles Schwab Corp. and Bank of America’s Merrill Lynch brokerage firm because ... Read More »

Swiss bank admits helping elite Americans avoid taxes, fined $2.6b, no one jailed

Credit Suisse

Swiss bank Credit Suisse pleaded guilty Monday to the charge that it facilitated wealthy Americans who sought to commit tax evasion, becoming the first major bank to admit criminal wrongdoing in over 20 years and agreeing to pay $2.6 billion in fines. The settlement announcement Monday included an acknowledgement from bank officials that they knowingly and intentionally helped thousands of ... Read More »

Vietnamese banker sentenced to death for fraud

Vietnam money

A Vietnamese former banker and his business associate have been sentenced to death for their part in the embezzlement of $25 million, state media has reported. The pair were among 11 defendants in the nine-day trial in Ho Chi Minh City, state media reported on Saturday, in a case that has highlighted Vietnam’s efforts to show it is stamping out ... Read More »

$5 million worth of bitcoin vanish in China

China bitcoin

A Chinese bitcoin trading platform suddenly shut down and up to $5 million worth of bitcoin disappeared with it, a reminder of the great risk associated with the digital currency. Users were unable to log into the Chinese bitcoin platform Global Bond Limited (GBL) on October 26, and as much as $5 million (30 million yuan) has disappeared with it. ... Read More »

NSA hacked the phones of 35 world leaders

White House press secretary Jay Carney

The NSA memo suggests that such surveillance was not isolated as the agency routinely monitors world leaders. The National Security Agency monitored the phone conversations of 35 world leaders after being given the numbers by an official in another US government department, according to a classified document provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The confidential memo reveals that the NSA encourages senior officials ... Read More »

US may be guilty of war crimes over drone use – Amnesty International

Pakistan protests drones

  US officials responsible for carrying out drone strikes may have to stand trial for war crimes, says a report by Amnesty International, which lists civilian casualties in the attacks in Pakistan. Human Rights Watch has issued similar report on Yemen. The Amnesty International report is based on the investigation of the nine out of 45 drone strikes reported between January 2012 ... Read More »

JPMorgan: fined $13b, stole $ trillions and 2 million people lost homes

jp morgan

In a telephone call on Friday between the US attorney general and the bank’s CEO, the two sides tentatively agreed to a $13 billion settlement for JPMorgan’s alleged sales of fraudulent mortgage-backed securities. The tentative agreement concludes a civil investigation by the California attorney general over the bank’s sale of mortgage-backed securities (MBS) to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from ... Read More »

Whistleblower: HSBC still laundering money for terrorists, drug cartels

HSBC drugs and terrorism financing

Big banks are apparently too big to jail, even when they bankroll terrorists and drug cartels, while regular people fill the prisons in the world’s largest drug population for mostly non-violent drug offences. As a former Anti-Money Laundering Officer at HSBC, Everett Stern was arguably never actually supposed to catch money laundering activity. Instead, with little training but an inclination to ... Read More »

JP Morgan whistleblowers confess bank manipulates gold & silver

Gold Silver

In a stunning development, two JP Morgan whistleblowers have confessed that the bank manipulates the gold and silver markets. This is truly a shocking admission by the courageous JP Morgan whistleblowers. In a blockbuster King World News interview, London metals trader Andrew Maguire told KWN that the two JP Morgan employees came directly to him with hard evidence that the ... Read More »