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Brazilian citizen pleads not guilty in US to money laundering charges following extradition from Paraguay

By Samuel Rubenfeld
  • 12 Jul 2022 01:15
  • 12 Jul 2022 01:33
Brazilian citizen Kassem Hijazi pleaded not guilty today in New York following his extradition from Paraguay on US money laundering charges.

Hijazi was charged with operating an unlicensed money transmitting business and with money laundering due to his alleged involvement in a cross-border money laundering operation in a region where Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay

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Samuel Rubenfeld


Samuel Rubenfeld is a reporter covering cases of bribery and corruption and some international trade issues. Prior to joining MLex, he was editor of the Kharon Brief, a news and data analysis platform focused on global security issues, including sanctions and export controls. Earlier in his career, Rubenfeld spent about a decade at The Wall Street Journal, including nearly nine years as a reporter covering corporate risk and compliance concerns such as bribery, money laundering, sanctions, terrorist financing and whistleblowers.

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