Weekly Roundup: FinCEN Warns of SAR Disclosures in Litigation, Army Commander Says Africa Terror Groups Cooperating, and More

The U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network said Friday that requests for suspicious activity reports (SARs) in private litigation could result in a greater number of unauthorized disclosures of confidential regulatory data. More The reminder comes a month after a senior official with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority said that some securities firms had inadvertently breached SAR confidentiality through e-mails and in litigation records. More Japanese companies will likely avoid U.S. sanctions violations in exchange for Japan reducing its imports of Iranian oil, Reuters reported Wednesday, citing the island nation's foreign minister. The disclosure is the outcome of negotiations...