Midweek Roundup: FinCEN Official Admits Leaking SARs, US Bills Would Give Bureau Key Role Against Domestic Extremism, and More

A former official with the U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to illegally providing a reporter with suspicious activity reports pertaining to President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and other associates, Politico reported. More Legislative proposals would task FinCEN with ordering asset freezes against homegrown extremists and issuing guidance on how they move funds and finance attacks, ACAMS reported. More A federal judge in Santa Ana, California, ordered high-profile attorney Michael Avenatti jailed ahead of his trial on three indictments after ruling that new charges of...