FinCEN Official Arrested, Accused of Leaking Thousands of SARs to Reporter

Russian developer Aras Agalorov, left, visits Kaliningrad Stadium in Russia on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. A U.S. Treasury Department official arrested in Virginia on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 has been charged with leaking SARs filed on Agalorov and other individuals. (TASS/Alamy Live News/Vitaly Nevar)



HM Treasury modified its Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets in the United Kingdom, which contains the names of designated individuals and entities subject to international asset freezing and domestic sanctions under the Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010.
HM Treasury issued a notice concerning amendments made to the identifying information for one individual following changes to Council Regulation (EC) 881/2002, which imposes financial sanctions with regard to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and al-Qaida.

Enforcement Actions

The Board of the Financial and Capital Market Commission of Latvia issued a €2,205,282 penalty against Riga, Latvia-based financial institution for breaching anti-money laundering and counterterrorist financing regulations.
The Gambling Commission of the United Kingdom issued an order requiring a £1,717,121 payment in lieu of a financial penalty from the Dublin, Ireland-based bookmaking business for failing to carry out anti-money laundering checks.