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FinCEN warns virtual currency providers about AML scrutiny

FinCEN warns virtual currency providers about AML scrutiny

14 May 2020

A leading US anti-money laundering agency has warned virtual banking companies and cryptocurrency platforms that it is closely monitoring the systems they have set up to stop illicit money flows.

DC attorney picked to replace Mandelker as top sanctions official

DC attorney picked to replace Mandelker as top sanctions official

11 December 2019

US President Donald Trump intends to nominate Jessie Liu to be the new undersecretary for terrorism and financial crimes at the US Treasury Department.

US takes “critical step” in increasing corporate transparency

US takes “critical step” in increasing corporate transparency

27 September 2019

Transparency campaigners say the proposed Illicit Cash Act could shine a light on true ownership of shell corporations and help US law enforcement battle terrorism financing and money laundering.

FinCEN puts banks on notice with new investigations section

FinCEN puts banks on notice with new investigations section

04 September 2019

More financial insititutions could face the “financial death penalty” after FinCEN bolstered its efforts to target terrorist financing and money laundering.

FBME Bank grills former detective over money laundering investigation

FBME Bank grills former detective over money laundering investigation

03 April 2019

A bitter High Court dispute between the former owners of FBME Bank and two ex-Scotland Yard detectives has descended into allegations of forged documents, leaks to the media and perjury.

Real estate agents face increasing pressure to act as anti-corruption gatekeepers

Real estate agents face increasing pressure to act as anti-corruption gatekeepers

21 March 2019

The real estate industry is uniquely placed to flag when corrupt funds enter the US, but sales agents and brokers are mostly unaware of the problem. Calls are now increasing for that to change.

FinCEN director: Beneficial ownership rule “is not a gotcha game”

FinCEN director: Beneficial ownership rule “is not a gotcha game”

17 May 2018

FinCEN director Kenneth Blanco defended the agency’s new beneficial ownership requirements amid criticisms from lawmakers.

FBME Bank appeal may continue without FBME Bank

FBME Bank appeal may continue without FBME Bank

05 October 2017

A DC appeals court has demanded Quinn Emanuel explain why FBME Bank’s appeal against a 2015 FinCen ruling should continue after the bank itself suddenly withdrew from appeal proceedings.

CIA deputy director returns to WilmerHale

CIA deputy director returns to WilmerHale

22 September 2017

WilmerHale has hired David Cohen, the former deputy director of the CIA, as a partner in Washington, DC, following the end of his tenure in the Obama administration.

Russian national indicted in US over Bitcoin-based money-laundering scheme

Russian national indicted in US over Bitcoin-based money-laundering scheme

27 July 2017

US authorities have fined a bitcoin company US$110 million and pressed criminal charges against its operator, who was arrested in Greece this week, over allegations the company laundered billions in criminal proceeds from around the world.

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