Midweek Roundup: Latvia Finds No Evidence of ABLV Bribes, Turkish Lender Wants US Case Dismissal, and More

Latvia's anti-corruption agency has not found any evidence to support U.S. claims that executives of ABLV Bank directed bribes to Latvian officials to shield the lender from more-robust anti-money laundering enforcement, the Baltic Times reported, citing LETA. More An attorney for Turkey's Halkbank asked a federal appeals court in New York to dismiss charges that the state-owned lender helped Iran evade U.S. sanctions, arguing that the institution is "synonymous" with Turkey and therefore immune from prosecution, Reuters reported. More The International Monetary Fund urged the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation to "sell off" the casinos it operates and focus solely...