money laundering http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/20509/all en DEA defends money laundering stings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/dea-defends-money-laundering-stings The Justice Department defended the Drug Enforcement Administration’s controversial money laundering stings, pointing out they have been used since 1984 to successfully bring down dozens of major gangsters. Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Ronald Weich described the DEA’s operations in a letter to Rep. Darrell Issa of California, details of which were published Friday by the Houston Chronicle. Weich said that Congress gave authority for the DEA to set up bank accounts to entrap the money of narcotics traffickers and transfer money to the gangsters in 1984 under President Ronald Reagan, who beefed up the war on drugs. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/dea-defends-money-laundering-stings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> dea drug enforcement administration drug war Mexico money laundering Mexico Que pasa Fri, 09 Dec 2011 20:08:21 +0000 Ioan Grillo 5683856 at http://www.globalpost.com DEA defends money laundering stings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/dea-defends-money-laundering-stings-0 The Justice Department defended the Drug Enforcement Administration’s controversial money laundering stings, pointing out they have been used since 1984 to successfully bring down dozens of major gangsters. Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Ronald Weich described the DEA’s operations in a letter to Rep. Darrell Issa of California, details of which were published Friday by the Houston Chronicle. Weich said that Congress gave authority for the DEA to set up bank accounts to entrap the money of narcotics traffickers and transfer money to the gangsters in 1984 under President Ronald Reagan, who beefed up the war on drugs. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/dea-defends-money-laundering-stings-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> dea drug enforcement administration drug war Mexico money laundering Mexico Que pasa Fri, 09 Dec 2011 20:20:00 +0000 Ioan Grillo 5683857 at http://www.globalpost.com Drug war ensnares big banks for letting Mexico cartels stash cash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/120921/drug-war-cartels-money-laundering-banks <p>MEXICO CITY &mdash; HSBC and other major banks have been accused of helping launder money for the narco criminals seen waging a brutal war in Mexico to win drug markets in the United States. Prosecutors in both countries say they are following the blood money.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/120921/drug-war-cartels-money-laundering-banks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies money laundering Mexico United States Sat, 22 Sep 2012 13:03:00 +0000 Nathaniel Parish Flannery 5720001 at http://www.globalpost.com Chatter: HSBC hit with record fine for money-laundering http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/chatter-hsbc-hit-record-fine-money-laundering A banking giant is fined billions for dodgy money transfers, Nelson Mandela has a chest infection, and hippies have convinced us that the world is about to end.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/chatter-hsbc-hit-record-fine-money-laundering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> money laundering Chatter United Kingdom United States Tue, 11 Dec 2012 12:58:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5728649 at http://www.globalpost.com