Cryptocurrency mining was used to disguise the illegal profits of two different digital TV piracy gangs.
CEO Son Anh Nguyen and five other employees of Halotel, a Tanzanian telco owned by Vietnam’s Viettel, have been charged with the illegal use of spectrum, money laundering and tax evasion.
The leading network vendor believes they have violated US anti-corruption laws and will need to pay USD1bn in fines as punishment for how their staff did business in six countries.
Arguments about the word ‘money’ should matter to comms companies that enable the transfer of Bitcoins.
The boss of Lycamobile France is accused of colluding with phony front companies to sell airtime on the black market.
Safaricom’s improved AML monitoring has shut down criminal rings and passed details of suspects to the police.
The USD2bn international MVNO group uses unorthodox methods to deposit cash, but journalists may have trumped up a story fed by competitors Lebara Mobile.