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Senator Manchin calls for U.S. to ban Bitcoin

Nearly three years ago, Senator Chuck Schumer claimed that Bitcoin was money laundering -- which is, of course, ridiculous. For years, though, there have been plenty of concerns within the Bitcoin community over when and how there would be some sort……

Pope Francis strengthens Vatican law against money laundering, terrorism financing

Pope Francis intensified the fight against corruption in the Vatican on Thursday, strengthening the law to counter “money laundering, the financing of terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.” The short “Motu Proprio”, a decree of Francis’s own initiative, strengthens the supervision of financial transactions “in response to…

U.S. sees Vatican as potential money laundering hub

WASHINGTON — The US State Department for the first time listed the Vatican as potentially vulnerable to money laundering, along with 67 other countries. The department’s annual International Narcotics Control Strategy report listed the Vatican as a “jurisdiction of concern” along with countries like Albania, the Czech Republic, Egypt, South…

Sean Connery named in money-laundering probe

MADRID (AFP) – Property once owned by Oscar-winning film star Sean Connery in the south of Spain is at the center of a money-laundering investigation, a court spokeswoman said Friday. Twenty-eight people are under judicial investigation in the case, the spokeswoman for the Superior Court of Justice of Andalucia told…

US finally extradites former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega to France

The United States extradited former Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega to France Monday to face money-laundering charges after years of public wrangling, US and French officials said. Noriega was placed aboard an Air France jet in Miami for the flight back to France escorted by French prison officials, a source close…

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