FinCEN Files: Investigation into Dirty Money Transfers from Major Global Banks

At least $ 2 trillion in suspicious transactions were carried out between 2000 and 2017 by several major global banks. This is what an investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, made up of 400 journalists from the media in 88 countries, including the investigation units of Radio France and the newspaper Le Monde, reveals.
For their investigation, ICIJ journalists were able to obtain "suspicious activity reports". These are top-secret documents that US bank internal compliance officials send to US financial intelligence agencies when they detect questionable money transfers.

According to these documents, 2,000 billion dollars in suspicious transactions may have been carried out. It is dirty money linked to drugs, corruption, organized crime and terrorism.

Large banks are singled out like JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Bank of New York Mellon or HSBC. They ensure, however, that they make significant efforts to combat financial crime an…

Six in ten French people do not trust the government to succeed in deconfinement

Initially confident in the government when the confinement was announced, the French have not trusted it since the end of March, according to an Odoxa-Dentsu Consulting poll for Franceinfo and "Le Figaro" published on Wednesday. Six in 10 French (58%) do not trust the government for the success of deconfinement.
 
Six in ten French people do not trust the government to succeed in deconfinement

The lower classes have the least confidence in the government on this point, the survey found. 38% of people with the lowest incomes trust, compared to 51% of the wealthiest respondents. Initially confident in the government when the confinement was announced, the French have not trusted it since the end of March, when they were convinced that the government had lied to them about the masks, said the polling institute.

Pessimism about back to school and transportation

A majority of French people (69%) are convinced that the promised security will be unsatisfactory in schools. They are even more numerous (74%) to anticipate an unsatisfactory security in transport, a pessimism particularly visible among the inhabitants of the Paris region (80%). On the other hand, the respondents have great confidence in companies (65%) to ensure a satisfactory level of security for their employees.

Regarding school, if the French doubt the results, they are confident about the means. 65% of those questioned believe that the commitment to the maximum number of 15 students per class will be met, 81% believe that the volunteering of families will be respected, 60% that the guarantee of welcome for each will be ensured.



A third of French people would like to remain confined

If two thirds of French people (65%) want deconfinement, the remaining third (35%) would prefer to remain confined. This latter trend is particularly visible among public service employees (47% of them indicate that they want to remain confined) and among young people (41% of 25-34 year-olds).

Overall, the French leave the government wide latitude over how to implement the plan and are ready for this deconfinement to be adapted on a case-by-case basis (regions, status vis-à-vis the disease, etc.) Young people (18- 24 years) are 78% find it normal that the oldest (over 65 years) stay locked up at home ... while the latter are a quasi-inverse proportion (69%) not to find this normal.

* This Odoxa-Dentsu Consulting survey was carried out with a sample of 1,005 French people representative of the French population aged 18 and over, interviewed by internet on May 5 and 6, 2020.