Friday, March 09, 2012

Vatican investigated for potential money-laundering activities

Vatican investigated for potential money-laundering activities   -  LaStampa
" The inclusion of the Holy See in the list of areas of concern in the published in the U.S. Department of State’s annual drug-trafficking report has caused uproar

The United States Department of State has added the Vatican to a list of 67 Countries that could be potentially susceptible to money-laundering, for the first time. In the annual report on the International Narcotics Control Strategy, the U.S. government has listed the Holy See as a “Jurisdiction of Concern”, alongside Albania, the Czech Republic, Egypt, South Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam and Yemen. The “Jurisdiction of Concern” category is a notch below that of "Jurisdictions of Primary Concern," which amount to a watch list of "major money laundering countries," such as Afghanistan, Australia, Brazil, the Cayman Islands, China, Japan, Russia, Great Britain, The United States itself, Uruguay and Zimbabwe.  "

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