Scotland inches closer to investigating Trump for money laundering

first_imgFirst Minister Sturgeon first hemmed and hawed, saying that she was no fan of Trump but not committing to anything else on the matter. Harvie told the BBC that it is Sturgeon’s obligation as first minister to root out corruptions like this one. “Trump’s known sources of income don’t explain where the money came from for these huge cash transactions. There are reasonable grounds for suspecting that his lawfully obtained income was insufficient. Scottish ministers can apply via the Court of Session for an unexplained wealth order, a tool designed for precisely these kinds of situations.”The Trump administration and its solicitors have attacked Harvie and others for playing politics and saying that Donald Trump has invested “hundreds of millions of dollars into” the Scottish economy. I’m guessing that while Harvie would take that bet and go to court, Donald Trump wouldn’t. I say this because Donald Trump is a con man and if our country, at some point, decides to finally hold the elite in our country accountable for breaking laws and abuses of power, I suspect Donald Trump and others will be in jail for the rest of their miserable days.That’s a big if. Fingers crossed that the international community can give America a beacon to help direct us out of the dark times we are facing.- Advertisement – Trump’s connection with international money launderers, and the never-ending stream of information connecting him with money laundering activities, along with his opaque financials is more than enough reason for there to be a serious investigation, according to Patrick Harvie, the co-leader of the country’s Green Party. “Now that Trump is set to lose immunity from prosecution in the U.S., he may be held to account there, isn’t it time he’s also held to account here? Isn’t it time for answers from the Trump Organization?” Harvie has repeatedly asked of Scotland’s National Party leader First Minister Nicolea Sturgeon to look into the matter.From the beginning, Trump’s investments in Scotland have seemed unusual. As the self-proclaimed “King of Debt,” Trump has built almost all of his signature projects with other people’s money. His Scottish resorts appear to be funded with his own funds—but based on personal financial disclosures he has filed as president, it’s not clear how Trump has been able to generate that much cash. The recent series of articles by the New York Times, based on copies of Trump’s tax returns, suggest that Trump has used a variety of tactics—including some legally dubious ones—to bolster his liquidity, but Harvie says there hasn’t been sufficient explanation of how Trump is paying for Aberdeenshire and Turnberry.Harvie’s Green Party have been pushing for First Minister Sturgeon to employ a governmental tool called an Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO). This tool is one that gives the Scottish government wide-ranging powers to investigate “politically exposed persons” whose finances seem dubious. UWOs have been used to expose European businessmen of dirty dealings and criminal behavior by forcing them to open up their books. And while it has been used very clearly in cases like Donald Trump’s, PM Sturgeon has seemed reticent to commit to holding Donald Trump accountable.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more

Sportradar signs MoU with France’s racing and betting police service

first_img FDJ’s ParionsSport launches sponsorship programme for French amateur football August 24, 2020 Vbet sponsors AS Monaco as Ligue 1 kicks off new season August 24, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Sportradar has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Service Central des Courses et Jeux (SCCJ), the department within France’s national police force that oversees racing and betting.Sportradar, which operates its the Fraud Detection System (FDS) across 13 sports including FIFA, AFC, UEFA, World Rugby, NHL and NBA, will engage in the exchange of expertise, statistical data, information and trends with the SCCJ, as they relate to sporting integrity. The two parties will also begin exploring projects that they can collaborate on, or support each other with.Andreas Krannich, Sportradar Integrity Services Managing Director, commented: “We have already worked closely and fruitfully with Mr Menard and his team in the past, looking at various sporting events held in France and supporting their efforts around the UEFA EURO 2016 tournament hosted in France.“It was clear to me that we could do more in the future and this MoU sets us up to begin identifying other ways for us to share insights and develop investigations. It is so encouraging to see the SCCJ live the spirit of the Macolin Convention, and we are honoured that they trust us to support the efforts of the French National Platform going forward.”After the official MoU signing, SCCJ’s Philippe Menard added: “Our aim in France is to make sure that we are at the forefront of the fight against match fixers and manipulators. That requires us to identify the most potent allies to help us shore up our defences. Our informal collaborations with Sportradar to date have left us in no doubt that today’s signing is a strong statement of intent, and we look forward to working closer with their specialists to safeguard French sport.” Share Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Share Submitlast_img read more