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UK Government May Ditch AML Bill over Tax Havens Dispute: Sources U.K. lawmakers will attempt to force the government to improve corporate transparency in its overseas, semi-autonomous jurisdictions, but could end up hindering the passage of key anti-money laundering legislation in the process, sources told ACAMS moneylaundering.com.
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April 24, 2017
UK Government Confirms EU Sanctions Cooperation Post-Brexit The British government said it will continue working closely with members of the European Union to impose and implement blacklists even as it outlined plans for new autonomous sanctions authorities after the United Kingdom exits the bloc.
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April 21, 2017
Weekly Roundup: EU Leader Says UK Voters can Stop Brexit, US Regulator Admits Failings in Wells Fargo Scandal, and More Japanese regulator cites “patchy” AML compliance in domestic banks, United Nations threatens North Korea with sanctions, and more, in this week’s roundup.
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April 21, 2017
US Banks Frequently Fail to Identify All Correspondent Clients: Regulator U.S. financial institutions are still struggling to detect and properly monitor foreign banks and clients for whom they process correspondent transactions nearly a decade after more stringent rules governing such relationships took effect, according to a federal regulator.
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April 21, 2017
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IRS-CI Chief Richard Weber told staff Tuesday that he will step down at the end of May. More
DOJ: AG Jeff Sessions Speaks at Annual Ethics Compliance Conference Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered remarks at the Ethics and Compliance Initiative Annual Conference, express gratitude to attendees for creating a culture of compliance and clarifying Justice Department’s role regarding financial crimes.
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April 24, 2017
European Parliament Issues Report on Role of Advisors in Panama Papers Schemes The Directorate-General for Internal Policies of the European Parliament published a report regarding the role of advisors and intermediaries in the schemes carried out as part of the Panama Papers.
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April 24, 2017
European Parliament Publishes Report on Responsibility Regarding Auditing, Legal Services, Including Money Laundering Concerns The Directorate-General for Internal Policies of the European Parliament published a report for the Committee of Inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion regarding auditing, tax and legal services obligations with regard to money laundering and financial crimes.
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April 24, 2017
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From the Editor: AML Compliance Regulations in the Bardo?*

February 27, 2017

You could be forgiven for thinking—at least initially—that all the recent talk from the Clearing House about reframing U.S. anti-money laundering rules came from the same playbook as President Donald Trump’s promise to lay waste to federal supervision of the private sector.

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RBI Fines Bhadohi Urban Co-operative Bank Ltd. 20,000 Rupees for KYC, Other Failures The Reserve Bank of India issued a monetary penalty against the Bhadohi, India-based bank for its violation of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 in connection with nominal membership and know-your-customer requirements.
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April 24, 2017
Fed Fines Deutsche Bank AG Over $136 Million for Foreign Exchange Market Violations The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System imposed a civil monetary penalty against the Frankfurt, Germany-based institution and its New York, NY-based subsidiary for inadequate governance, risk management and compliance procedures related to its foreign exchange market activities.
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April 20, 2017
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