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Entries in beneficial owners (17)

Wednesday
Aug232017

FinCEN expands beneficial owner reporting rules for real estate

The Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network added Honolulu Tuesday to a reporting program for real estate deals involving cash transactions.

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Wednesday
Apr122017

Shruti Shah on the Panama Papers: A year of gains for transparency, but gaps remain

This month is the one year anniversary of the Panama Papers, a leak of 11 million documents from the Mossack Fonseca law firm that showed how easy it is for corrupt public officials, money launderers, drug traffickers and other criminals to hide behind anonymous companies and access the global financial system.

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Wednesday
Apr052017

Martin Kenney: Put your own tax havens in order, America

The United States champions itself as a nation policing the rest of the world, preventing money laundering, tax evasion and foreign corrupt practices. Yet there is hypocrisy afoot.

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Friday
Feb242017

FinCEN extends ‘beneficial owner’ rules for big real estate deals

The Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network renewed rules Thursday that force U.S. title insurance companies to identify the natural persons behind companies used to pay all cash for high-end residential real estate in some parts of the country.

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Wednesday
Feb222017

Martin Kenney: ‘Snow washing’ assets is a black mark on Canada

As a Canadian practicing law and operating out of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), any mention of Mossack Fonseca and Canada in the same breath is guaranteed to capture my attention.

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Tuesday
Dec132016

Report: Anonymous companies and trusts plague Canada enforcement

A new report by Transparency International Canada says anonymous companies and trusts are easy to set up in Canada and help criminals amass and hide illicit wealth.

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Monday
Dec052016

Shah and Heywood: FATF report finds U.S. weak on transparency of beneficial ownership

You arrive in a new city on a rainy day and check into your top floor hotel room, only to find the roof is leaking.

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Tuesday
Oct182016

Event Note: Beneficial Ownership Transparency in Public Procurement (October 28 – Washington, DC)

A lack of information about the people who ultimately own or benefit from legal entities is one of the most pervasive challenges in increasing transparency and fighting against corruption. The U.S. Government oversees a vast network of contractors, and the collection and publication of the beneficial ownership information of such contractors as part of procurement protocol could greatly benefit the level of transparency in government contracting, cut down on government waste, and decrease fraud and corruption.

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Tuesday
Sep202016

Event: The FCPA Blog NYC 2016 Conference (October 26)

The FCPA Blog will be in New York City on October 26 and I hope you'll be there too.

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Thursday
Aug182016

Alison Taylor: Intermediaries are ‘force multipliers’ for prosecutors

A Gabonese national who was allegedly paid $3.5 million for facilitation services in Africa by hedge fund Och-Ziff was arrested this week as part of an FCPA investigation.

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Thursday
May122016

PM Cameron announces beneficial owner registry for foreign companies holding or buying UK property

Prime Minister David Cameron hosted an international anti-corruption summit in London Thursday and used the event to announce steps to end the secret ownership of property in the UK by foreigners.

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Friday
May062016

White House acts to end secret U.S. companies and hidden foreign ownership

Official White House Photo by Pete SouzaThe Obama Administration Thursday announced a series of actions to end the use of anonymous corporations in the United States and require disclosure of beneficial owners when foreigners deposit money or buy assets in this country.

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