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US and UK Govt on tackling global financial crime

US & UK Govt collaborate to develop prize challenges to generate technology innovation to help tackle the global challenge of financial crime. Privacy-enhancing technologies (PETs) could play a transformative role in addressing these financial crimes...
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FinCEN rulemaking for no-action letter process 

The Report noted several potential benefits of a no-action letter process, including encouraging a robust and productive dialogue with the public, promoting a culture of compliance, and enhancing transparency in the application and enforcement of the Bank Secrecy Act...
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US Treasury sanctions corrupt police officials

OFAC designated six individuals pursuant to because of their support for, or actions on behalf of, the Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG), a violent Mexico-based organization that traffics a significant proportion of the fentanyl and other deadly drugs...
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Wells Fargo Advisors fined by U.S. SEC for AML lapses

US SEC charges Wells Fargo Advisors $7million for failing to file at least 34 SARs in a timely manner. Due to Wells Fargo Advisors’ deficient implementation and failure to test a new version of its internal AML transaction monitoring and alert system...
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US DoJ on National Firearms & Trafficking Assessment

US DoJ announced the publication of the first volume of the National Firearms in Commerce and Trafficking Assessment (NFCTA), a four-part, comprehensive examination of commerce in firearms and the diversion of firearms to illegal markets...
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US Treasury joint statement to counter ISIS Finance

The Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS continues to adapt counter-ISIS finance efforts to the ongoing terrorist threat. We are focused on disrupting international ISIS funds transfers and dismantling ISIS finance networks...
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US Treasury 2022 National Illicit Finance Strategy

The 2022 Strategy describes current U.S. government efforts to combat domestic and international illicit finance threats from terrorist financing, proliferation financing, and money laundering, and discusses potential risks, priorities and objectives...
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FinCEN on real estate Geographic Targeting Orders

FinCEN announced the renewal and expansion of its Geographic Targeting Orders that require U.S. title insurance companies to identify the natural persons behind shell companies used in all-cash purchases of residential real estate...
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FinCEN advisory on kleptocracy & foreign public corruption

FinCEN urges financial institutions to focus efforts on detecting the proceeds of foreign public corruption, a priority for the U.S. Govt. Kleptocratic regimes and corrupt public officials may engage in bribery, embezzlement, extortion, or the misappropriation of public assets...

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US DoJ convicts banker for FCPA violations & ML

US DoJ convicts former Goldman Sachs investment banker for FCPA violations and money laundering in connections with 1MDB.  He participated in a massive bribery and ML scheme involving the corruption...
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FinCEN penalty against USAA Federal Savings Bank

USAA FSB admitted that it willfully failed to implement and maintain an AML program that met the minimum requirements of the BSA and failed to accurately and timely report thousands of suspicious transactions to FinCEN involving suspicious financial activity...
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FinCEN Alert on Real Estate, Luxury Goods, and Other HighValue Assets

FinCEN issued an alert on the importance of identifying and quickly reporting suspicious transactions involving real estate, luxury goods, and other high-value assets of sanctioned Russian elites and their family members and those through which they act...
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