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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
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

Check-cashing schemers plead guilty to AML, Bank Secrecy Act violations

Three men pleaded guilty in federal court in New York City Monday for a check-cashing scheme designed to evade anti-money laundering reporting requirements.

Robert Petrosyants and his twin brother Zhan, both of Fort Lee, New Jersey, admitted to conspiring to violate the Bank Secrecy Act for filing false Currency Transaction Reports (CTRs) for cash transactions of more than $10,000.… Continue Reading

FINRA fines Banorte-Ixe Securities for inadequate AML program

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) said Wednesday it has fined Banorte-Ixe Securities International, Ltd. $475,00 for not having adequate anti-money laundering procedures in place.

Because of the firm’s AML compliance failures, it opened an account for a corporate customer owned by an individual with reported ties to a drug cartel.… Continue Reading

Fed faults Commerzbank foreign account controls

The U.S. Federal Reserve said last week it was requiring Commerzbank AG in Germany and its New York branch to improve compliance with federal and state anti-money laundering (AML) laws.

The Fed action didn’t involve allegations of corruption or specific charges.… Continue Reading