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GFI on company registration & ML vulnerabilities

This report focuses on the five largest economies in Latin America – Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, and Chile – analyzes how corporate structures can be exploited for money laundering or other financial crimes...
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FinCEN on reporting of beneficial ownership information

FinCEN issued a NPRM implementing the beneficial ownership information reporting provisions of the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA), which addressed who must report beneficial ownership information, when to report it, and what information they must provide...
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US DoJ arrests couple for alleged laundering in Bitcoin

The US Department of Justice has arrested two people and confiscated more than $3.6bn worth of cryptocurrency that it said was stolen during the high-profile 2016 hack of the Bitfinex exchange, executing the government agency’s largest financial seizure...
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Federal Agencies joint effort alert on Romance Scams

Romance scams are not new, but with the proliferation of online dating apps, social media, and even messaging apps, new types of scams are emerging that target new audiences and have drained victims of millions of dollars. The year 2020 was a record year for romance scams...

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MONEYVAL Ireland’s progress report to tackle ML/TF

The report summarises Ireland’s progress to improve its technical compliance by: a) addressing some of the technical compliance deficiencies identified in the MER; and b) implementing new requirements where the FATF Recommendations have changed since...
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BAFIN: Fighting money laundering together

The aim is to prevent money laundering. This can only be achieved if supervisors, money laundering officers and the FIU continue to act in concert. And if the rules in Europe are harmonized. This became clear at this year's symposium on AML supervision, organised by BaFin.
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ESAs on EU’s regulatory & supervisory framework

The ESA published a joint report in response to the EC's Call for Advice on Digital Finance. The proposals put forward aim at maintaining a high level of consumer protection and addressing risks arising from the transformation of value chains, platformisation and the emergence...
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US Treasury on illicit finance in high-value art market

The Treasury published a study on the facilitation of ML/TF through the trade in works of high-value art, which examined art market participants and sectors of the high-value art market that may present ML/TF risks to the U.S. financial system, and identified efforts...
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MONEYVAL on Poland’s measures to combat ML/TF

This report summarises the AML/CFT measures in place in Poland as at the date. It analyses the level of compliance with the FATF 40 Recommendations and the level of effectiveness of Poland’s AML/CFT system and provides recommendations on how the system could...
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House of Commons on Beneficial Ownership Registers

Register of beneficial ownership are records of who the beneficial owners of something are. When a regulator or an official registrar collects and collates this information in one place, it creates a central register of beneficial ownership...
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Home Office drug seizures in England & Wales

The number of drug seizures made by police in England and Wales rose by 21% during the coronavirus pandemic. Police and Border Force made a total of 223,106 drug seizures in the year to March 2021 compared with 183,646 the previous year, according to Home Office data...    
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EBA ‘EuReCA’ launch: EU’s AML/CTF central database

EuReCA will be central to coordinating efforts by competent authorities and the EBA to prevent and counter ML/TF risks in the Union. It will  contain information on material weaknesses in individual financial institutions...
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