Investigation Advances to Another Critical Level
DALLAS, TX, UNITED STATES, November 19, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — On October 4, 2017, the FIA Interpol investigation was forwarded to Interpol of Pakistan, which filed a Code Blue investigation against Dieter Neupert, Director of the Lopag Dominik Naeff, and Louis Oehri. At that time, sources indicated that Neupert was on the Domestic No Exit List.
Pakistani authorities begin scrutinizing numerous foreign companies and institutions that participated in money laundering activities and began aggressively cleaning up their financial system by filing charges against foreign companies and institutions having known terrorist ties and pursued companies who have assisted in laundering money.
The Pakistan Government began cleaning up their financial system from top to bottom. The government targeted many banks, and even smaller banks that were a part of the nefarious activities and with ties to foreign companies, one of those being Lopag Trust from Liechtenstein.
The investigation has moved from a Code Blue to a Code Red. An Interpol Blue notice is to collect additional information about a person’s identity, location or activities in relation to a crime.
An Interpol Red Notice is the closest instrument to an international arrest warrant in use today. Interpol (the International Criminal Police Organization) circulates notices to member countries listing persons who are wanted for extradition.
What is the purpose of an INTERPOL Red Notice?
A Red Notice is a request to locate and provisionally arrest an individual pending extradition. It is issued by the General Secretariat at the request of a member country or an international tribunal based on a valid national arrest warrant. It is not an international arrest warrant.
INTERPOL cannot compel any member country to arrest an individual who is the subject of a Red Notice. Each member country decides for itself what legal value to give a Red Notice within their borders.
When INTERPOL publishes a Red Notice this is simply to inform all member countries that the person is wanted based on an arrest warrant or equivalent judicial decision issued by a country or an international tribunal.
Red Notices are issued for individuals sought for prosecution or to serve a sentence. When the individual is sought for prosecution it means they are suspected of committing a crime but have not yet been prosecuted.
Police in one of the member countries requests a Red Notice via their National Central Bureau and provide information on the case.
The INTERPOL General Secretariat publishes the Notice after a compliance check is completed. Police all around the world are alerted.
The Red Notice is very important as it provides high, international visibility to cases, while criminals and suspects are flagged to border officials, making travel extremely difficult. Countries can request and frequently share critical information linked to an investigation.
The legal basis for a Red Notice is an arrest warrant or court order issued by the judicial authorities in the country concerned. Many of INTERPOL’s member countries consider a Red Notice to be a valid request for provisional arrest.
Furthermore, INTERPOL is recognized as an official channel for transmitting requests for provisional arrest in a number of bilateral and multilateral extradition treaties, including the European Convention on Extradition, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Convention on Extradition, and the United Nations Model Treaty on Extradition.
The Lopag Trust Reg, based out of Liechtenstein, raised suspicion, based on the number of known people of power connected to it. A partial list of the names of the individuals and groups connected to this trust: Russian Oligarchy, Qatar Royal Family and Hosni Mubarak. Recently, their name is connected to Appleby and the Paradise Papers published by ICIJ.
The Panama Papers and the Paradise Papers continue to provide insight into the unknown world of how money is being laundered by individuals, companies, organizations and governments. The Lopag Trust Reg. is one of many Trusts within the Panama Papers. Connecting the dots isn’t easy but as time goes on, more is learned about these people and enterprises.
Flight risk – Bank accounts
There are cases where parties have multiple passports, numerous bank accountants, fake email addresses and throwaway phones or cell phones in an alias names. Typically, investigations that uncover these similarities are met with the parties being deemed a flight risk or viewed as someone who has the ability to run or disappear when they are known to travel frequently outside the U.S. or visit places such as the Grand Cayman Islands or other foreign countries, frequently. These individuals generally have their passports confiscated and become unable to leave their respective locales until a case against them is disposed or their innocence is determined.
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