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Now Clear of Trouble, German FIU Targets Political Extremism

Gabriel Vedrenne
Senior Reporter

At this point last year, when Daniel Thelesklaf took the helm of Germany's financial intelligence unit, the agency had been weakened by a series of scandals, capped by an unprecedented raid, mixed results from a global assessment and the resignation of its previous director for hiding yet another backlog of suspicious transaction reports, or STRs. Thelesklaf, who previously directed the FIUs of Switzerland and Liechtenstein and chaired Monevyal, the Financial Action Task Force's affiliate in Europe, from 2015 to 2019, discussed the slate of anti-financial crime reforms now underway in Germany and his priorities with ACAMS moneylaundering.com senior reporter Gabriel...

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