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The United States is ramping up pressure against Kuwait and Qatar, two nations with a poor record in rooting out terror financiers, current and former government officials said Thursday....

By ml_admin, on 09/08/2011

The U.S. Treasury Department blacklists four Venezuelan government officials, authorities in Nepal finalizing a five-year national anti-money laundering strategy, and more, in this week's roundup....

By ml_admin, on 09/09/2011

Looking back on a decade of efforts to block terrorist financing, former U.S. officials and investigators remember days that were hectic and exhilarating....

By ml_admin, on 09/09/2011

New disclosures about one of the largest ever scandals tying a bank to money laundering and terrorist financing will prompt some financial institutions to reassess their clients, say compliance offici...

By ml_admin, on 09/13/2011

U.S. officials have secretly solicited and, at times, received data from foreign banks on accounts tied to Iranian entities, without notifying the accountholders of the requests, say sources....

By ml_admin, on 09/15/2011

The Justice Department launches investigations into three Israeli banks and continues its probe into the financial network of R. Allen Stanford, in this week's news roundup....

By ml_admin, on 09/16/2011

The number of anti-money laundering enforcement actions handed down by federal banking regulators rose nearly 48 percent in the first six months of 2011 compared to the same period last year, data sho...

By ml_admin, on 09/16/2011

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...

By ml_admin, on 09/21/2011

Calls for a survey of how U.S. banks monitor high-risk accounts are likely to be ignored even if such a review would expose anti-money laundering compliance gaps, say industry experts....

By ml_admin, on 09/22/2011

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network penalizes a money transmitter $25,000 for structuring transactions, Sri Lanka's parliament approves two bills to strengthen anti-money laundering and counter-t...

By ml_admin, on 09/23/2011

A new U.S. Treasury Department plan to shift all regulatory reporting to electronic media will push some small money remitters along the U.S.-Mexico border to join the computer age, perhaps reluctantl...

By ml_admin, on 09/23/2011

SEC warns broker-dealers on the money laundering risks of master/sub-account trading arrangements, a Swiss official calls on the UN to blacklist a former Tunisian president and his aides, and more, in...

By ml_admin, on 09/30/2011

A former Bank Julius Baer official is weighing turning over data on suspected tax cheats to U.S. and Indian officials after the Swiss government declined to investigate his allegations....

By ml_admin, on 09/30/2011

The U.S. Treasury Department finalized regulations Wednesday requiring banks to ask their correspondent financial institutions about accounts tied to Iran when requested to do so by U.S. officials....

By ml_admin, on 10/05/2011

Turkey announces plans to impose sanctions against Syria due to violence against government protestors, FinCEN asks for comments on proposed revised MSB registration form, and more, in this week's rou...

By ml_admin, on 10/07/2011

When monitoring for financial frauds, banks should establish a clear line of communication between their Bank Secrecy Act compliance departments and risk management groups, says James Tendick, a forme...

By ml_admin, on 10/10/2011

Restricting transfers between unrelated individuals and requiring IDs to load value are among over a dozen ways financial institutions can limit compliance risks with prepaid access products, an assoc...

By ml_admin, on 10/14/2011

Bank Julius Baer acknowledges that it is the subject of a U.S. tax evasion investigation, four individuals allegedly involved in a $300 million money laundering scheme are under investigation by Kuwai...

By ml_admin, on 10/14/2011

U.S. and European banks are rejecting millions of dollars of legitimate remittances originating from Iran and intended for Iranians and Iranian-Americans in the United States, even when federal author...

By ml_admin, on 10/14/2011

Two U.S. lawmakers are asking Congress to expand the list of predicate offences for criminal money laundering charges to include any crime punishable by more than one-year imprisonment....

By ml_admin, on 10/18/2011