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Entries in money laundering (140)


FinCEN proposes ban on Latvia bank for money laundering risks

The U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) on Tuesday proposed designating a leading Latvian bank as a primary money laundering concern because of alleged connections with North Korea and with criminals in Russia and other countries.

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Rabobank pleads guilty, forfeits $369 million for laundering Mexico drug money

The U.S. unit of Netherlands-based Rabobank pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony conspiracy for concealing defects in its anti-money laundering program and obstructing a federal investigation.

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Tillipman and Block: Have $4.8 billion in penalties deterred HSBC?

According to Good Jobs First’s “Violation Tracker," since 2000, HSBC has accrued $4.8 billion in penalties in 23 criminal and civil enforcement actions.

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FinCEN launches voluntary information exchange

The Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network launched an information exchange program to help banks deal with financial threats.

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UK Regulator: Smart machines alone can't defeat money laundering

Rob Gruppetta, Head of the Financial Crime Dept. at the FCAArtificial intelligence will always be a "work in progress" in fighting money laundering and won't entirely replace humans and their intuition, a top UK regulator said.

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FinCEN warns banks about laundering Venezuela bribe money

The Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network issued an advisory Wednesday to alert banks about graft money flowing out of Venezuela.

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Retired U.S. Army colonel charged with FCPA conspiracy

A retired U.S. Army colonel was charged in a complaint unsealed today for his alleged role in a foreign bribery and money laundering scheme in connection with a planned $84 million port development project in Haiti.   

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Former Wells Fargo banker, two others, jailed for ‘Trademark Compliance Center’ scam

Three California men including the former manager of a Wells Fargo branch in Glendale were sentenced to prison Monday for running a mass mailing scam aimed at trademark holders.

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FinCEN fines foreign cryptocurrency exchange $110 million for money laundering

The Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network assessed a $110 million civil penalty Wednesday against BTC-e for willfully violating U.S. anti-money laundering laws.

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Sundar Narayanan: Designing due diligence for India’s post-demonetization era

Prime Minister Narendra Modi demonetized all existing Indian currency notes of rupee 500 and 1,000 denominations in November last year, triggering a cash crunch, factory shut downs, unpaid wages, unrecovered debts, and never ending lines at ATMs. 

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Former compliance chief jailed for wire fraud conspiracy

The former chief compliance officer of a registered broker-dealer in Woodbury, New York was sentenced to six months in prison for stealing money from overseas investors who thought they were investing in Dell, Berkshire Hathaway, and BlackRock.

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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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