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Source: Common Domain

Corruption Currents: Danske Bank Whistleblower is Talking to U.S. Law Enforcement

Today 03:20 GMT

(BuzzFeed). Danske Bank A/S faces a lawsuit from an international coalition of class-action law firms following revelations from the continuing 200 billion euro money-laundering scandal.

The man who blew the whistle on the Danish lender said the bank offered him money to keep quiet, and he said he is talking to U.S. law-enforcement agencies. Deutsche Bank AG processed payments for Danske until 2015, a Deutsche spokesman said, following reports that Western lenders were its correspondents.

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Source: Fox News

Casey Kasem’s family claims he was murdered in ‘48 Hours’ shocker

Today 04:14 GMT

Legendary DJ Casey Kasem’s vicious family feud now includes allegations of murder and elder abuse — and is the focus of Saturday’s “48 Hours.”

He notably played scraggly teenager Shaggy Rogers on the Saturday-morning 1970s cartoon series “Scooby-Doo Where Are You!” (Shaggy was known for his catchphrase “Zoinks!”). Jeannie claims Kasem’s three grown children conspired in 2007 to trick Casey into signing over power of attorney, giving them control over his medical decisions (which ultimately killed him). “It was always about the money,” she tells Van Sant.

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Source: Reuters

Breakingviews - Bitcoin’s slide blows digital stardust to winds

Today 02:26 GMT

Many fans dreamed the cryptocurrency would consign conventional finance to the dustbin, but a drop below $5,000 is proving it to be more vulnerable than stocks and bonds to investor funk.

It promised a world of frictionless finance, with consumers and companies sending money whipping around the world without the predations of banks or governments. Its sudden surge last year to nearly $20,000 pulled skeptical investors off the sidelines and fueled the issuance of hundreds of would-be imitators.

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Source: Common Domain

The Morning Risk Report: Whistleblower Program Has Record-Breaking Year

Tuesday 14:31 GMT

Tips came from individuals in 72 foreign countries and the U.S.. The agency’s annual report to Congress, published last week, indicates the maturity of the federal whistleblower program, which established the program in 2011 as part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

The Securities and Exchange Commission this fiscal year received the largest number of tips from whistleblowers—and paid out the most in rewards—ever, Risk & Compliance Journal’s Mengqi Sun reports.


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