Money And Information


An analysis of motive within Europe
Wolfgang Stoltzenberg’s business Castor Holdings displayed the illusion of being a very successful company and the large banks of the world continued to lend to Stoltzenberg despite the fact that in reality the business had not made a profit in years. Castor Holdings was a parent company to York-Hannover that was run by Kersten Von Wersebe. Eventually when the banks began to foreclose and call back their loans Stoltzenberg had to file for bankruptcy. It is believed by independent auditors that Wolfgang may have siphoned off as much as 200 million pounds and deposited it over a large number of bank accounts throughout the world. Still lives in Belgravia ...

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the distinction between economic crime and organised crime residual elements remain. The global network has made economic crime more lucrative, more anonymous, and therefore less risky. The focus of this essay will be on the part that European countries play in facilitating global computer crime and the role and motivation of corporations and individual actors within a European setting.

In order to present this essay with some element of clarity it is necessary at first to distinguish between the different areas of computer crime that I will be discussing. Crime committed with the aid of computers can be separated into four distinct categories. First of all, crime which is committed by corporate business. This type of crime is committed either for the benefit of the corporation itself, i.e. tax evasion, or the corporation is used as a ‘front’ in order to legitimise or launder ‘dirty’ money. I shall refer to this type of crime as ‘corporation crime’. The second category is ...

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act of computer misuse, i.e. hacking. The intention of this paper is to explore the differing levels of punitive measures that have been imposed on individuals and to show a correlation between excessive punishment and ‘information crime’. The inference that information is more highly valued than money is not a new concept nor a necessarily respected one however this paper will be discussing this issue in relation to recent convictions in Europe as well as recent policy changes.

The essay will be primarily focussed in Europe for several reasons. Firstly, the countries of Western Europe in particular Switzerland and Luxembourg are well known for anonymity in financial dealings ...

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