Financial Crime Matters: The ICIJ’s Mike Hudson, Spencer Woodman and the FinCEN Files

By Kieran Beer

In the latest episode of Financial Crime Matters, Kieran Beer, editor in chief of ACAMS, interviews Mike Hudson, senior editor for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, and ICIJ reporter Spencer Woodman. Hudson and Woodman discuss the FinCEN Files, a series of stories based on data from more than 2,000 suspicious activity reports leaked from the bureau, and dive in to how their investigations revealed that some of the world’s largest banks continued to do business with criminal networks or individuals even after receiving fines or other penalties. They also discuss some of the prominent individuals and kleptocrats whose names appeared in the trove of SARs, as well as the role of law enforcement in preventing financial crime.

Listen to the podcast here.

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Topics : Anti-money laundering , Know Your Customer
Source: U.S.: FinCEN
Document Date: November 23, 2020