In the final part of an exclusive series of four webinars Elise Bean, former Staff Director and Chief Counsel of the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, will explore the case of Riggs Bank. Riggs, a D.C. based commercial bank with branches around the world, was effectively shut down by means of a merger in 2005 following revelations that it handled deposits from Augusto Pinochet, the Saudi royal family and the dictator of Equatorial Guinea among others. Elise will consider what can be learnt from the case for financial crime prevention regimes today.
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In 2010 I started what I thought would be a four year research project on the 2008 financial crisis and its association with financial crime. The more research I conducted, the more convinced I became that financial crime was a key causal factor in the crisis.
The Serious Fraud Office, the UK’s specialist enforcement agency for complex fraud and corruption, today charged Barclays Plc and some of the bank’s top executives with fraud and unlawful financial assistance.