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AUSTRAC’s record $1.3B penalty for Westpac’s money laundering breaches wins court OK
AUSTRAC 2020-10-21 2:50 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has given the greenlight to AUSTRAC’s $1.3 billion penalty against Westpac over the bank’s 23 million breaches of money laundering and counter-terrorism laws, […]

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Societe Generale hit with $30,000 penalty for criminal breaches of client money rules
Financial Services 2020-10-21 1:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian unit of French investment bank Société Générale must pay a $30,000 penalty after pleading guilty to four counts of breaching client money handling […]

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Banned celebrity financial advisor Sam Henderson fined $10,000
Financial Services 2020-10-20 4:47 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Former celebrity advisor and banking royal commission witness Sam Henderson has avoided jail time and been fined $10,000 after pleading guilty to dishonesty and defective […]

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Crown Resorts faces AUSTRAC investigation over potential money laundering breaches
AUSTRAC 2020-10-19 11:16 am By Christine Caulfield

Crown Resorts is the target of an investigation by AUSTRAC’s enforcement team in connection with its dealings with high-risk customers at its Melbourne casino. The […]

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Appeals court quashes guilty verdicts against former Leighton CFO Peter Gregg
Construction 2020-09-30 1:22 pm By Christine Caulfield

Former Leighton Holdings chief financial officer Peter Gregg has won his appeal of convictions last year over an alleged sham contract with a steel supplier, […]

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Ardent Leisure hit with $3.6M fine over Dreamworld deaths
White Collar 2020-09-28 10:19 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has fined Ardent Leisure $3.6 million after the operator of the Dreamworld theme park pleaded guilty to three charges stemming from the 2016 […]

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Former analyst sentenced to 3 years for Big Un insider trading
White Collar 2020-09-11 3:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A former Maple Brown Abbott analyst has been sentenced to three years after pleading guilty to insider trading and communicating inside information in relation to […]

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Ex-BlueScope exec pleads guilty to obstructing cartel investigation
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-09-01 2:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A former executive of BlueScope Steel has pleaded guilty to obstructing an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission price fixing investigation, in the first criminal charges […]

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Banned celebrity adviser Sam Henderson pleads guilty to dishonesty over Master’s degree
Financial Services 2020-08-25 4:37 pm By Christine Caulfield

Former celebrity advisor Sam Henderson, who was slapped with a three-year financial services ban last year after his appearance at the banking royal commission, has […]

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BNY Mellon unit convicted in first criminal case over handling of client money
White Collar 2020-08-05 10:32 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Bank of New York Mellon unit Pershing has become the first company in Australia to be convicted of criminal charges for breaching regulations requiring AFSL […]

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