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Entries in money laundering (94)

Wednesday
Mar252015

Has Putin perverted Interpol?

Red Notices from Interpol's website (click to enlarge)Interpol -- the International Criminal Police Organization -- isn't a police force. It's an information clearing house that promotes international police cooperation.

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Thursday
Mar192015

U.S. indicts alleged corrupt China official and wife for money laundering, visa fraud

The ex-wife of a former Chinese official was arrested Tuesday in Newcastle, Washington on charges that she and her former husband laundered money to buy property in Washington state and lied to obtain U.S. visas through the immigrant investor program.

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Tuesday
Mar172015

FinCEN updates AML/CFT counter-measures and enhanced due diligence list

Roger Wilkins AO (Australia) FATF President 2014-2015The U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network sets risk-based compliance obligations of U.S. financial institutions. FinCEN directs counter-measures against the countries with the highest risk and enhanced due diligence against others.

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Thursday
Mar122015

Compliance fiasco: Commerzbank pays $1.45 billion for AML, sanctions, and fraud-related offenses

Commerzbank AG agreed to pay $1.45 billion for doing business with Iran and other sanctioned countries and its failure to have adequate money laundering controls, the DOJ and New York financial regulator said Thursday.

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Thursday
Mar122015

Groups urge KYC rules for real estate to fight money laundering

Shruti Shah of TI-USA (Image courtesy of C-Span)Transparency International-USA sent a letter to the U.S. Treasury Department Tuesday, endorsed by 17 civil society groups, asking for due diligence requirements for professionals in the real estate sector.

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Monday
Mar092015

FinCEN fines Trump Taj Mahal $10 million for AML and reporting offenses

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) fined the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort $10 million Friday for willful and repeated violations of the Bank Secrecy Act.

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Wednesday
Feb182015

Swiss prosecutors raid HSBC offices in money laundering probe

Prosecutors in Switzerland searched the offices of HSBC's private bank in Geneva Wednesday as part of an investigation into money laundering.

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Tuesday
Feb102015

Compliance Alert: Five risks for Fashion Week 2015

Image courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion WeekFashion Week 2015 begins on February 12 in New York. Compliance will certainly not be on the agenda and the fashion industry has never attracted the kind of regulatory attention “enjoyed” by industries that rely heavily on public sector sales. But that doesn't mean that the industry is free of corruption risks and immune from potential FCPA enforcement actions.

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Thursday
Jan292015

FDIC wants banks to use ‘risk based’ compliance for each customer

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) issued guidance Wednesday encouraging its insured banks to take a risk-based approach in assessing individual customer relationships.

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Tuesday
Jan272015

Oppenheimer fined $20 million for AML failures in penny stock trades

The U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) assessed a $20 million civil penalty against Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. for "willfully violating" the Bank Secrecy Act.

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