Editor's note: In the eighth installment of our series, the moneylaundering.com legal team covers the role money mules have played in the growth of cybercrime. The number of cases in which teenagers in the United Kingdom have served as money mules—individuals whose bank accounts are used to move illicit funds for others—rose almost 75 percent in two years, from 3,360 in 2016 to more than 5,800 in 2018. A March 13 takedown by City of London Police found that a money-mule network of 460 foreign exchange students in the U.K. and former students who had returned to China had laundered...
This is the first of a monthly feature that will use moneylaundering.com content produced by our legal team to highlight current legal issues affecting compliance. This month, we look at the potential criminal risks and regulatory gaps presented by the U.K.'s proposed withdrawal from the EU.
In the fifth installment of our series, the ACAMS moneylaundering.com legal team covers the U.S. government's use of geographic targeting orders, or GTOs, to gather financial intelligence on the real estate sector.
On June 4, the U.S. Treasury Department disclosed amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations that revoke an authorization granted under the administration of then President Barack Obama for group people-to-people educational travel to Cuba.
With at least 34 states, the District of Columbia and several U.S. territories now licensing the production and distribution of recreational or medicinal cannabis, interest in a fix that would allow banks to hold accounts for MRBs without exposing themselves to regulatory or legal action has risen.