Midweek Roundup: London Police Seize Record Cryptocurrency Haul, EU AML Plan May Spare Small Banks, and More

London's Metropolitan Police seized a record £180 million worth of bitcoins and questioned one suspect as part of an investigation into an international money-laundering syndicate, the Guardian and BBC reported. More and More Small banks may escape direct supervision by the EU's planned Anti-Money Laundering Authority under the bloc's reform plan, ACAMS reported. More New York federal prosecutors charged four Iranian intelligence agents with bank and wire fraud, money laundering and attempted kidnapping stemming from their alleged involvement in a plot to abduct a Brooklyn resident who has criticized Iran's government.  More U.S. prosecutors and investigators claimed in search warrants that New Hampshire-based Intertech Corporation...