New Zealand's Ministry of Justice called for industry input ahead of the government's submission next year of legislation that could impose anti-money laundering rules on non-bank businesses and amend suspicious activity reporting obligations.
Early results from an ongoing regulatory review suggests that British attorneys are falling short of their anti-money laundering duties, in part by failing to report suspicions about their clients.
A crackdown on Dutch financial gatekeepers who fail to comply with anti-money laundering rules is handing investigators in the Netherlands a cache of useful leads.
The European Commission sets a two month deadline for Germany to fully comply with the Third Money Laundering Directive, a secret report is leaked connecting an Islamic political group and al-Qaida, and more, in this week's roundup.
Few small financial firms in the U.K. have adequate anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance programs, including enhanced due diligence controls for high-risk clients, Britain's top financial regulator said Monday.
A client of UBS AG pleads guilty to tax evasion as a longstanding data sharing arrangement between the United States and the European Union is poised to collapse, in this week's news roundup.
The U.S. Justice Department dropped its controversial money-laundering case Wednesday against a prominent Miami lawyer who had vetted legal fees for a second attorney defending a Colombian drug lord.
The U.S. Treasury Department dropped a long running case Tuesday against an attorney it said covered up the fraud that eventually led to the dissolution of a Miami bank.
A federal judge's decision to drop a money laundering charge against a Miami attorney accused of vetting dirty money will increase the burden of proof for prosecutors, say former officials.
The American Bar Association is crafting a voluntary best practices program for lawyers based on international anti-money laundering standards, say speakers at an organization conference in Washington, D.C.
France's highest court has overturned a law requiring lawyers to report the suspicious activities of their clients related to money laundering, a provision of the European Union's Second Money Laundering directive, which France adopted by decree in 2006.
Banking attorneys are closely watching the trial of Miami lawyer Carlos Loumiet for allegedly helping to hide a massive bank fraud, a case they say could disrupt the independent review process often used to vet anti-fraud and anti-money laundering controls.
The U.S. Justice Department, in an indictment unsealed Thursday, accused Ben Kuehne and two other individuals of helping to disguise the origin of more than $5 million in payments from a narcotics trafficker to his defense attorney.
The Canadian government has published final rules extending the country's anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing laws to certain notaries, jewelers and the legal profession. The new rules also outline penalty guidelines for money laundering violations.
A ruling by the European Court of Justice upholding a requirement that lawyers report the suspicious activities of their clients in certain circumstances brings into relief how countries outside the European Union including the United States are dealing with gatekeeper initiatives.