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LEVI & KORSINSKY, LLP INVESTIGATES: Money Laundering Allegations Against HSBC Holdings plc and Standard Chartered PLC

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NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / September 21, 2020 / Levi & Korsinsky notifies investors that it has commenced investigations of several companies concerning possible violations of federal securities laws.

On September 20, BuzzFeed News and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) published the FinCEN Files, a comprehensive investigation of global financial institutions involving "more than 400 reporters in 88 countries". The FinCEN Files investigation purportedly "reveal[s] how some of the world's biggest banks have facilitated the work of notorious terrorists, drug cartels, and despots" and centers around more than 2,100 suspicious activity reports ("SARs") submitted to the US Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network ("FinCEN"). Banks and other financial institutions submit SARs when they observe transactions that suggest money laundering or other illegal activity, and while these reports can support investigations and intelligence gathering, they are not by themselves evidence of a crime. The FinCen Files included SARs filed by nearly 90 financial institutions, including those below:

HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE:HSBC)
To receive more information about this investigation, click here:
https://www.zlk.com/pslra-1/hsbc-holdings-plc-information-request-form

According to the FinCEN Files investigation, "HSBC's Hong Kong branch allowed WCM777, a Ponzi scheme, to move more than $15 million even as the business was being barred from operating in three states. Authorities say the scam stole at least $80 million from investors, mainly Latino and Asian immigrants, and the company's owner used the looted funds to buy two golf courses, a 7,000-square-foot mansion, a 39.8-carat diamond, and mining rights in Sierra Leone."

Following these allegations, on September 21, 2020, shares of HSBC fell by more than 6.5% in intraday trading, significantly damaging shareholders.

Standard Chartered PLC (OTC PINK:SCBFF)
To receive more information about this investigation, click here:
https://www.zlk.com/pslra-1/standard-chartered-plc-information-request-form

The FinCEN Files report leveled accusations that "Standard Chartered moved money on behalf of Al Zarooni Exchange, a Dubai-based business that was later accused of laundering cash on behalf of the Taliban. During the years that Al Zarooni was a Standard Chartered customer, Taliban militants staged violent attacks that killed civilians and soldiers."

Standard Chartered shareholders were damaged when, based on this news, shares of Standard Chartered fell by more than 7% in intraday trading on September 21, 2020

Levi & Korsinsky is a nationally recognized firm with offices in New York, California, Connecticut and Washington D.C. The firm's attorneys have extensive expertise in prosecuting securities litigation involving financial fraud, representing investors throughout the nation in securities and shareholder lawsuits. Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.

CONTACT:
Levi & Korsinsky, LLP
Joseph E. Levi, Esq.
55 Broadway, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10006
Tel: (212) 363-7500
Fax: (212) 363-7171
www.zlk.com

SOURCE: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP



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