Editors

Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

When it comes to AML, doing better means seeing better

Once again, AML failures are shaking up the headlines. If the Danske Bank scandal wasn’t enough, at the beginning of March, the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project showed how a series of offshore shell companies were used to move billions of dollars of private wealth from Russia to the West.… Continue Reading

FinCEN fines ‘card club’ $650,000 for BSA offenses

The Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network announced its first enforcement action against a “card club” gaming business.  

Oaks Card Club of Emeryville, California admitted last week that it violated the program and reporting requirements of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). 

FinCEN fined Oaks $650,000 for willful violations of the BSA.… Continue Reading

TI critiques UK anti-money laundering enforcement

This month, Transparency International published its survey of the UK’s AML enforcement and confiscation systems, particularly in relation to Financial Action Task Force (FATF) defined “grand corruption” (bribe-taking or kickbacks, extortion, self-dealing, conflicts of interest, and embezzlement from the national treasuries).… Continue Reading