Weekly Roundup: U.S. Military Researches Use of Twitter Data to Identify Laundering, Ocean Bank DPA Ends, and More

An Iraqi lawmaker believes that the amount of money laundered in the Gulf nation is equivalent to approximately 20 percent of its investment budget, Al-Monitor reported. The laundered money, which totals around $9 billion, stems from fake government deals executed by state officials who hide the money in real estate investments abroad, Ahmad al-Jabouri told the news agency. More The U.S. Department of Defense has begun researching whether it can use publicly available information from Twitter to better identify terrorists and money launderers, Financial Times reported. In an 8-day experiment, U.S. Special Operations Command organized a test of how the...