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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

FinCEN issues new AML enforcement guidance

The Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network or FinCEN released new guidance this month that sets out its approach to enforcement practices and reassures financial institutions about the agency’s “clarity and transparency.”… Continue Reading

In Washington, Congress struggles with UBO disclosure rules

The Wall Street Journal’s Kristin Broughton recently reported on the ongoing U.S. legislative saga that seeks to impose the compulsory disclosure of Ultimate Beneficial Ownership (UBO) information, relating to the use of privately-held companies and most LLCs, to a “controlled-access” registry to be maintained by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FINCEN).… Continue Reading

FinCEN: Andorra bankers took bribes to launder money for China, Russia, Venezuela criminals

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network said senior managers at Banca Privada d’Andorra took bribes for several years to help launder money for organized crime groups.

FinCEN designated the bank, known as BPA, as a foreign financial institution of primary money laundering concern under Section 311 of the USA PATRIOT Act.… Continue Reading

FinCEN advisory defines ‘culture of compliance’

The U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) defined the concept of a “culture of compliance” in a six-page advisory  Monday that was aimed at senior management, leadership and owners of financial institutions subject to FinCEN’s regulations.… Continue Reading

Casinos warned to monitor customers’ fund sources

The chief of U.S. Treasury’s anti-money laundering unit said casinos must use all information at their disposal to uncover suspicious customer transactions, including information about their source of funds.

In her keynote address at a conference Thursday in Las Vegas, Jennifer Shasky Calvery, director of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), said regulations require casinos to use “all of the information available to them in investigating suspicious transactions.”… Continue Reading