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June 29, 2022

Taxing Crime: A Whole-of-Government Approach to Fighting Corruption, Money Laundering, and Tax Crimes

This publication focuses on the benefits of interagency cooperation between tax authorities and law enforcement agencies working on preventing, detecting, and recovering the illicit financial flows derived from t...
Asset Recovery
Domestic Coordination
Financial Investigations
International Cooperation
StAR Publications
April 19, 2022

Signatures for Sale: How Nominee Services for Shell Companies Are Abused to Conceal Beneficial Owners

This report analyzes a family of related corporate arrangements in which nominees act as agents of principals in control of shell companies. It focuses on how nominee arrangements can be abused to facilitate fina...
Beneficial Ownership Transparency
StAR Publications
December 13, 2021

Orders without Borders: Direct Enforcement of Foreign Restraint and Confiscation Decisions

This book offers an in-depth analysis of the concept of the direct enforcement of foreign restraint and confiscation orders, a crucial step in the process of asset recovery, including existing legal approaches an...
Asset Recovery
StAR Publications
June 2, 2021

The Role and Responsibilities of Gatekeepers in the Fight against Illicit Financial Flows: A Unifying Framework

High-profile investigations, from the Panama Papers to the more recent FinCEN Files, have drawn widespread attention to the essential role of certain professional industries in relation to international money lau...
Beneficial Ownership Transparency
StAR Publications
December 9, 2020

Asset Recovery Handbook: A Guide for Practitioners, Second Edition

Designed as a how-to manual, the handbook guides practitioners as they grapple with the strategic, organizational, investigative, and legal challenges of recovering assets that have been stolen by corrupt leaders...
Asset Recovery
International Cooperation
Legal Tools for Asset Recovery
StAR Publications


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