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Entries in Department of Financial Services (6)

Tuesday
Nov082016

China bank muzzles New York compliance chief, pays $215 million penalty

The Agricultural Bank of China was penalized $215 million Friday after it "silenced and severely curtailed the independence" of its New York branch's chief compliance officer who tried to expose and stop suspicious transactions at the bank.

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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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Tuesday
Aug192014

StanChart pays $300 million for ‘second time around’ AML failures

The New York Department of Financial Services said Tuesday that Standard Chartered Bank will pay $300 million for "failures to remediate anti-money laundering compliance problems" required by the bank's 2012 settlement with the same regulator.

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Monday
Aug182014

New York regulator suspends PwC consulting unit for two years

New York's Department of Financial Services said Monday that PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Regulatory Advisory Services has been suspended for two years for helping whitewash a sanctions and anti-money laundering compliance report from the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi (BTMU).

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Monday
Jul212014

New York unveils ‘BitLicense’ framework

Bitcoin image courtesy of Shinji Ikari via YouTubeThe New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) issued a proposed "BitLicense" regulatory framework for virtual currency businesses Thursday, and is asking for public comments on the plan.

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Tuesday
Jul012014

BNP admits guilt, fined $8.9 billion for U.S. sanctions violations

Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas (Image courtesy of Euro Business Media via YouTube)French banking giant BNP Paribas agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges and pay an $8.9 billion penalty for transferring billions of dollars on behalf of blacklisted Sudan, Iran and Cuba, U.S. authorities said Monday.

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