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FinCEN and BIS issue joint notice addressing global evasion of US export controls

The joint notice outlines red flag indicators applicable to both financial institutions and exporters in their due diligence efforts. Financial institutions and exporters are urged to adopt a risk-based approach and remain vigilant against evasion of global export controls…

US DoJ charges four individuals for laundering millions from cryptocurrency investment scams

According to court documents, the accused allegedly conspired to open shell companies and bank accounts to launder victim proceeds of cryptocurrency investment scams, also known as “pig butchering,” and other fraudulent schemes.

FinCEN names new deputy director, Jimmy Kirby

Prior to joining FinCEN, Mr. Kirby served in multiple roles supporting the Treasury Department’s national security mission and advising Treasury’s senior leadership, and he has deep experience across Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence.

US SEC plans to finalise ESG disclosure rules in April 2024

The SEC now expects to release its final rule for requiring companies to disclose climate-related risks like scope 1, scope 2 and scope 3 emissions and their risk management practices in April 2024…

White House issues notice on the continuation of the national emergency with respect to the global illicit drug trade

Relates to the trade of illicit drugs, including fentanyl and other synthetic opioids, that is causing the deaths of tens of thousands of Americans annually.

US to publish new rules to curb money laundering in real estate in early 2024

The U.S. Treasury Department said its FinCEN unit is planning to propose a long-awaited rule aimed at curbing money laundering in real estate in early 2024. The regulator is also aiming to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking that would require investment advisers flag…

FinCEN issue alert on COVID-19 employee retention credit fraud

Provides an overview of typologies associated with ERC fraud and scams, highlights select red flags to assist financial institutions in identifying and reporting suspicious activity and reminds financial institutions of their reporting requirements under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA).

FinCEN extends deadline for companies created or registered in 2024 to file beneficial ownership information reports

The extension aims to facilitate compliance and enhance the creation of a comprehensive BOI database. Reporting companies created or registered in 2024 will have 90 calendar days from the date of receiving actual or public notice of their creation or registration…

US Treasury official outlines regulatory priorities for fighting money laundering

The Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Brian Nelson highlighted the 3 areas of focus notably; enhancing corporate transparency,  cracking down on ML through the real estate sector, and combatting the misuse of sectors that lack comprehensive AML/CFT…

FinCEN joins12 FIUs in issuing a public statement on the formation of Counter Terrorist Financing Taskforce – Israel (CTFTI) – FIU TaskForce

The purpose of the task force is to combine and strengthen the efforts to disrupt the international money flows related to Hamas and support global anti-terrorism efforts through the coordination of financial intelligence and information sharing…

FinCEN exchange brings together public and private sectors to discuss attempts by Russia to evade export controls

FinCEN and BIS co-hosted a virtual FinCEN Exchange addressing Russia’s attempts to evade export controls. The collaboration aims to enhance AML efforts and restrict Russia’s access to the international financial system…

SEC announces Enforcement Results for FY2023

Commission filed 784 enforcement actions, obtained orders for nearly $5 billion in financial remedies, and distributed nearly $1 billion to harmed investors