British officials are asking lawmakers to strengthen an agency's oversight of charities in England and Wales in response to terrorism financiers, including bolstering governmental authority to dismiss trustees.
The U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday unanimously passed a bill aimed at foreign banks that provide financial services to Hezbollah, an Iran-backed, Lebanon-based Shiite militant group.
Nearly a month after the start of a 6-month abatement of Iran sanctions, U.S. officials have offered scant details on a promised financial stream for charitable donations to the country. In fact, say some humanitarian aid groups, nothing has changed at all.
A transactional data handover mandated under a $102 million settlement disclosed Tuesday between the U.S. Justice Department and a defunct Beirut bank will likely lead to new financial crime investigations.
As U.S. officials work to shield American prepaid cards from abuse by financial crooks, foreign-issued stored value products remain a relatively easy avenue to move money into the United States anonymously.
A decision by the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirming sanctions against Jordan's largest bank for not turning over data on suspicious accounts could leave some financial institutions with an unwanted choice, say attorneys.
The U.S. Treasury Department Friday fined a Sioux Falls, SD bank branch $10 million for not properly reporting instances of suspected structuring and terrorist financing.
The U.S. Treasury Department Thursday lifted sanctions on a British resident whose conviction over 20 years ago on charges of attempting to transport nuclear triggers was quashed in 1994 by an English court.
Increases in the rates that U.S. states tax cigarette purchasers has led to a rise in tobacco smuggling by organized crime groups and terrorist financiers, say governmental officials.
U.S. officials have launched a criminal investigation after linking data seized at Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan to a Bank Secrecy Act report, counterterrorism investigators said Monday.
The U.S. Justice Department seized $150 million held for a Lebanese financial institution at accounts at five U.S. banks, as part of a crackdown on a purported terrorist financing network.
Despite a legal settlement reversing sanctions against an Ohio-based charity, most banks will view the individuals once associated with the group as too risky to take on as clients, say compliance officers.
A federal appeals court could rule within weeks on whether an exiled Iranian opposition group should be removed from a sanctions list maintained by the U.S. State Department.
In the years since a high-profile mistrial in the prosecution of a Texas charity, counterterrorism financing officials have shifted their focus away from nongovernmental organizations and toward individuals sending money abroad.
The U.S. Treasury Department's ability to freeze the funds of suspected terror financiers without a warrant is likely curtailed to emergency circumstances under a court order handed down last week.
Lawmakers are asking the U.S. Justice Department to clarify how it will prosecute individuals and groups that aid terrorist organizations, and whether those cases could involve innocent charity groups.
The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a federal law barring "material support" of foreign terrorist groups, dismissing a lawsuit that asserted the rule was so broad that it curtailed constitutional rights of free speech and association.
At least two cases making their way through U.S. federal courts are challenging the U.S. Treasury Department's power to sanction individuals and organizations.
A Muslim charity and its five directors are guilty of funneling at least $12 million to a Palestinian terror group, a jury said Monday, granting the United States a major victory in an expensive retrial.
The European Union High Court Wednesday struck down an EU decision to follow United Nations orders freezing the assets of a Saudi businessman and a charity based in Sweden suspected of funneling funds to terrorist groups.