Globovision Owner Blacklisted for Illicit Currency Exchange and Laundering Scheme

Former Venezuelan treasury chief Claudia Diaz exits court in Madrid, Spain on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. U.S. officials blacklisted Diaz on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, alongside several other Venezuelan individuals and entities accused of bribery, corruption and money laundering.



HM Treasury modified its Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets in the United Kingdom, which contains the names of designated individuals and entities subject to international asset freezing and domestic sanctions under the Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010.
HM Treasury's Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation issued a notice concerning the removal of three entities from the consolidated list following amendments to Council Implementing Regulation (EC) 1210/2003, which imposes sanctions against Iraq.

Enforcement Actions

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has ordered JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Hong Kong Branch to pay a pecuniary penalty of HK$12,500,000 for violating anti-money laundering and counterterrorist financing regulations.
The Purchase, New York-based firm Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC is required to hand over $10 million to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (Finra) for deficiencies in its anti-money laundering program (AML) that occurred from January 2011 until around April 2016. According to Finra, Morga