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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 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

Money services business penalized for repeated AML deficiencies

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced Tuesday its assessment of a civil penalty against Georgia-based Mian, Inc. for violating the Bank Secrecy Act’s program and reporting requirements.

Mian, a money services business (MSB), committed numerous violations even after being put on notice by the Internal Revenue Service’s that it had deficiencies in meeting its reporting obligations.

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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

Congressmen probe FinCEN hiring practices

Rep. Darrell Issa (Image courtesy of http://issa.house.gov)Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) have opened separate inquiries into whether a Treasury Department unit charged with policing money laundering may have violated federal hiring rules. … Continue Reading