PAUL Manafort is a US lobbyist, political consultant and lawyer who joined Donald Trump’s campaign team in March 2016. But why was he on trial, was he found guilty of fraud, and what's Donald Trump said? Why is Paul Manafort on trial? Manafort, 69, has been under investigation by various federal agencies in the US. He is a person of interest in the FBI probe looking into possible interference in the 2016 presidential election by the Russian government. The charges against him related to his consulting work for the pro-Russian government of Viktor Yanukovych in the Ukraine. Manafort surrendered to the FBI on October 30, 2017. The charges against him include: conspiracy against the United States, conspiracy to launder money, failure to file reports of a foreign bank and financial accounts and being an unregistered agent of foreign principal. Manafort was found guilty of five tax fraud charges, one charge of hiding foreign bank accounts and two counts of bank fraud. The charges … [Read more...] about Why was Paul Manafort on trial, what is his plea deal with Robert Mueller and when was he Trump’s campaign manager?
What is laundered money
MONEY laundering can land you serious jail time - but what is it? Here we reveal what it is, what the penalties are, and whether Roman Abramovich was accused of it. What is money laundering? Money laundering is the process where criminals hide the proceeds of crime by disguising it as legitimate income from another business. Cash can be laundered on a small scale with just one business or a large scale through financial institutions. Money laundering is illegal because cops want crime to be unprofitable. Hundreds of billions of pounds are thought to be knowingly and unknowingly laundered through banks. What is the penalty for it in the UK Money laundering under the Proceeds of Crime Act can lead to a sentence of up to 14 years in jail, or a large fine. The sentence depends on the amount of money involved - the seriousness of the offence increases with the amount of laundered cash. Laundering drug money will typically lead to a higher sentence. The money itself will also be subject to a … [Read more...] about What is money laundering, what is the penalty for it in the UK and what has Roman Abramovich been accused of?
WOW! Tiger Woods confirmed he is certainly back with a bang after his stunning victory in the Tour Championship. It was the 80th win of his glittering career, but first since 2013. Tiger competes in the Ryder Cup at Le National this weekend with a new mentality after so much heartache caused by serious injury and loss of form. He used to triumph so regularly that after one victory his ex-wife Elin Nordegren suggested they go out and celebrate. Tiger merely replied "Why? This is what I do." It's a different story now as the king of modern-day golf reflects on some pretty glum times over the past five years that preceded his latest success. He was determined to celebrate his two-shot victory at East Lake and take that form into the Ryder Cup.What is Tiger Woods' real name? Tiger has been around for so long that it's easy to forget his real name and the story behind his nickname. His full name is Eldrick Tont Woods. That's what's on his birth certificate. The initials ETW are what … [Read more...] about What is Tiger Woods’ real name, how old is he and who is his girlfriend Erica Herman?
What is the Pacific Islands Forum? Of all the meetings on the world’s crowded diplomatic calendar, this is the one where the colourful shirts are most appropriate. The Pacific Islands Forum is a regional intergovernmental organisation, and is held every year between the leaders of 18 countries from across the Pacific. The smallest member country is Niue, population 1,600, and the largest is Australia at more than 25 million people. Established in 1971 “to work in support of member governments, to enhance the economic and social wellbeing of the people of the South Pacific”, the PIF also attracts observers, such as the UN and World Bank, and dialogue partners, including China, India, the US and UK. The PIF gives Pacific island countries a united voice on the global stage, and a greater say in advocating for their own futures. The theme for the Nauru meeting is “Building a strong pacific: our people, our islands, our will”. And the Pacific Islands Forum is … [Read more...] about Pacific Islands Forum: what is it and why have some media been banned?
The detention and release of anti-corruption campaigner Bill Browder in Spain has again cast an unfavourable spotlight on Russia. Police in Madrid picked up Mr Browder on a warrant issued by Russia before setting him free on the advice of Interpol's secretary general Jurgen Stock in Lyon, France. The former investment fund boss, born in Chicago but of British nationality, believes he was detained by order of the Kremlin on false tax evasion accusations as revenge for his work with US Congress to pass the Magnitsky Act. Read more Putin critic Browder detained in Spain after Russian arrest warrant But what is that law and how does it relate to President Vladimir Putin? The Russia and Modova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnistsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 takes its shortened name from Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who uncovered a tangled web of tax fraud in 2008 involving 23 companies and $230m linked to high-ranking officials … [Read more...] about What is the Magnitsky Act and how does it relate to a British anti-corruption campaigner’s arrest in Spain?