OFAC on developments & adoption of digital assets 

OFAC seeks public comment regarding potential opportunities and risks presented by developments and adoption of digital assets. For consumers, digital assets may present potential benefits, such as faster payments, as well as potential risks…

US DoJ on Venezuelan ML scheme

US DoJ charges two financial asset managers in relation to alleged $1.2bn Venezuelan ML scheme. The conspirators laundered the illicit proceeds in connection with a corrupt foreign currency exchange scheme involving bribery of Venezuelan officials….

SEC orders UBS to pay $25m to settle fraud charges

SEC announced that UBS has agreed to pay approximately $25 million to settle fraud charges relating to a complex investment strategy referred to as YES, or Yield Enhancement Strategy. UBS did not provide its financial advisors with adequate training and oversight...

US DoJ on FIFA corruption case

US DoJ announces additional distribution of approximately $92m to victims in FIFA corruption case. The funds, which were remitted following the Justice Department’s recognition of losses and grant of remission up to a total of $201 million in August...