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Brazil President Michel Temer said that corruption charges against him were the result of his administration's attempts to change the country's pension system. (AP)

A convicted former soccer official urged a New York judge to toss $50 million in restitution requests from FIFA and South American soccer associations. (Law360)

Ukrainians say the country's bribery problem is worse now than it was three years ago. (KP)

A New York stock trader pleaded guilty to paying cash bribes to a broker at an investment banking firm in exchange for tips on initial public offerings. (Bloomberg)

Three men including a former English soccer assistant manager pleaded not guilty to bribery offenses as part of a probe into the activity of players' agents. (Guardian)

Filipino authorities are set to investigate a bribery case at the state-owned National Food Authority. (MB)

A former Veterans Affairs contracting official pleaded guilty to lying to investigators when he testified saying that he denied taking bribes. (AP)

Data Security:

Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting devices with cryptocurrency malware, a study said. (Hill)

The U.N. accidentally exposed passwords and personal information on the Internet. (Intercept)

How did Russia help swing the U.S. presidential election in 2016 to Donald Trump? (NY)

Money Laundering:

German regulators installed a monitor at Deutsche Bank AG as part of their warnings over the lender's money-laundering controls. (Handelsblatt, AP)

Evidence submitted by Pakistani authorities led to the arrest in London of a Pakistani official and his wife on money-laundering allegations. (GEO, News)

The FATF released its latest report evaluating Saudi Arabia, finding mixed results on the country's efforts against money laundering and terrorist financing. (release, Forbes)

A Pakistani judge ordered suspects in a money-laundering case moved from a hospital to prison based on their medical reports. The task force investigating the case discovered more suspicious bank accounts and said 334 people were allegedly involved. Hearings in the case resumed Tuesday. (GEO, PO, ARY, Nation, GEO, Nation, DT, Nation, GEO)

A former Nigerian minister and four others appeared in court on money-laundering charges. The case was adjourned. (DT, PT, Naija)

U.K. students were warned not to unwittingly launder money for criminal gangs. (DT)


The U.S. said Myanmar planned and coordinated atrocities against the Rohingya; Myanmar says international watchdogs have no right to interfere with its military campaigns. (Reuters, AFP)

Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) wants to toss some U.S. sanctions on Russia. Italy wants to do the same in Europe. (DB, BuzzFeed)

A French state-owned bank dropped plans to aid trade with Iran. (Reuters)

A U.S. official is quietly shaping a tougher U.S. policy toward Russia. Sanctions can help the U.S. ease Europe's dependence on Russian gas, one analyst writes. (Yahoo, NI)

Terrorism Finance:

Iran said the attackers who killed 25 people at a military parade were paid by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Saudi Arabia denied the allegation. (Reuters, Reuters)


The EU tax haven blacklist only scratches the surface of the problem, experts say. (EURActiv, TJN)

Members of Hungary's elite enjoy the use of a private jet and luxury yacht registered abroad. (OCCRP, Atlatzo)


The tipster at Danske Bank A/S has come forward: It was the head of equities trading in the Baltics. How did the bank become a funnel for suspicious funds? London's role in facilitating the money laundering has come under the spotlight. The bank faces more penalties from regulators and public confidence in the bank has plummeted. (Reuters, CityAM, Bloomberg, Bloomberg, NYT, FT, Bloomberg, Reuters)

General Anticorrupion:

Malaysian businessman Jho Low purportedly made an offer to settle corruption charges with the U.S. (SR)

A leading charity called for the U.K. to overturn its decision to block aid to Zambia on corruption grounds. (Guardian)

Two activists fighting corruption in Guatemala won a human-rights award in Sweden. (AFP)

A hotel and condominium building in Panama City that used to bear the Trump name an was the subject of a bitter dispute now has new branding. (AP)

Graft weighs on the Indonesian government, a survey found. (ST)

As the U.S. special counsel's probe continues, the White House won't say whether it will fire the Justice Department official overseeing the investigation. Who would replace him if he does go? (MJ, ThinkProgress, ThinkProgress, NPR, DB, ABC, Politico, Wired, WHW, Slate)