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Thursday, June 8, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Enforcement Roundup: Securities regulators hit virtual currency ponzis, penny stock scams, and more »
By Brian Monroe bmonroe@acfcs.org June 7, 2017 In our latest ACFCS Enforcement Roundup, we tak...
Thursday, June 1, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fed hits Deutsche Bank with $41 million AML penalty on lax staffing, monitoring »
By Brian Monroe bmonroe@acfcs.org June 1, 2017 The U.S. regulator with chief oversight of fore...
Thursday, May 25, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
DOJ hits troubled Citi subsidiary with nearly $100 million AML penalty »
By Brian Monroe bmonroe@acfcs.org May 25, 2017 The US Department of Justice hit a subsidiary o...
Thursday, March 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.K. creates new enforcement unit focused on AML, OCC chief touts benefits of global cooperation »
By Brian Monroe bmonroe@acfcs.org March 16, 2017 In a move to boost bank oversight and ensure...
Thursday, March 2, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
FinCEN, OCC hit California bank with $7 million AML penalty tied to MSB, correspondent oversight »
By Brian Monroe bmonroe@acfcs.org March 2, 2017 The U.S. Treasury Monday penalized a s...
Thursday, February 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Enforcement Roundup: U.K. issues another historic penalty on foreign bank, two Fed actions, and more »
By Brian Monroe bmonroe@acfcs.org February 9, 2017 In another historic first for the second...
Thursday, February 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACFCS highlights new RUSI report – Lone-Actor and Small Cell Terror Attacks: A New CFT Front? »
New report from renowned defense think-tank, the Royal United Services Institute, highlights risks, red flags tied to lone...
Thursday, February 2, 2017   (2 Comments - view/add)
U.S., U.K. regulators hit Germany’s largest bank with historic AML fine on Russian 'mirror trades' »
By Brian Monroe bmonroe@acfcs.org February 2, 2017 Regulators in New York and the United Kin...
Thursday, January 19, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
Western Union to pay nearly $600 million over failures in AML, fraud and agent oversight »
By Brian Monroe bmonroe@acfcs.org January 19, 2017 The world’s largest money transmitter wil...
Thursday, December 22, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Finra ends historic enforcement year strong with spate of AML actions on penny stocks, shell firms »
By Brian Monroe bmonroe@acfcs.org December 22, 2016 It's a strong finish to an already...
Thursday, December 22, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
New York regulator penalizes Italian bank nearly $240 million on alert failures, cavalier attitude »
By Brian Monroe bmonroe@acfcs.org December 22, 2016 New York’s financial service...
Thursday, December 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Finra hits U.S. securities arm of Credit Suisse for more than $16 million for AML, SAR failures »
By Brian Monroe bmonroe@acfcs.org December 8, 2016 The chief self-regula...
Thursday, November 17, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
JPMorgan pays $264 million FCPA penalty for gifting jobs to win new Asian business »
By Brian Monroe bmonroe@acfcs.org November 17, 2016 The largest US bank will pay more than $...
Thursday, November 10, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
New York penalizes Agricultural Bank of China $215 million for AML failings on heels of Fed action »
  By Brian Monroe bmonroe@acfcs.org November 10, 2016 New York’s state banki...
Wednesday, October 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Arrest of Backpage CEO may spur proactive ‘lookbacks’ at banks, more categorical de-risking »
By Brian Monroe bmonroe@acfcs.org October 19, 2016 The arrest earlier this...
Thursday, October 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wednesday, October 5, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Thursday, September 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fed: NY branch of Agricultural Bank of China must strengthen affiliate, correspondent AML oversight »
By Brian Monroe bmonroe@acfcs.org September 29, 2016 A federal regulator Thursday ordered th...
Thursday, September 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
With greater enforcement focus on illicit funds in real estate, risks rise for investors, corporates »
  By Brian Monroe bmonroe@acfcs.org September 1, 2016 As the U.S. Treasury increases its scrutiny...
Thursday, August 25, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
New York regulator levies $180 million penalty against Taiwan bank linked to Panama Papers scandal »
  By Brian Monroe bmonroe@acfcs.org August 25, 2016 New York’s state regulator penalized a Taiwane...
Thursday, July 14, 2016
US Congressional report states top US officials overruled criminal prosecution of HSBC »
Cognizant of how indicting of one of the world’s largest banks could affect the rest of the international financial system...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Finra hands down historic $17 million penalty against Raymond James for systemic AML gaps »
The chief self-regulatory body of the nation’s securities’ sector penalized Raymond James $17 million for longstanding and...
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Fintrac penalties against bank and smaller entities show power of regulator »
Four monetary penalties by Canada’s financial intelligence unit against a bank and three smaller entities for compliance d...
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Banks have paid $12 billion for AML, Sanctions and FCPA violations since 2009: GAO Report »
Nineteen domestic and international banks have paid a cumulative $12 billion in penalties, fines and forfeitures since 200...
Thursday, April 14, 2016
$10 million in penalties against two casinos in one week for AML »
The US Treasury last week penalized a small Nevada casino $1 million for extensive compliance failures while the nation’s...
Thursday, March 3, 2016
OCC updates AML enforcement guidance, also revises monetary penalty matrix »
The regulator of the US's largest and most complex banks has updated guidance in two critical areas of financial crime reg...
Thursday, March 3, 2016
US branch of Korean bank must improve monitoring systems »
The New York branch of a Korean Bank must make both broad and deep improvements to its financial crime compliance program,...
Thursday, February 25, 2016
UK FCA AML fines 2002 – 2015: Common and Recurring Themes: The 40-point checklist »
Special contributor report By Anu Ratan, Senior Global FCC/AML Policy and Advisory Manager  Anu.ratan...
Thursday, February 25, 2016
FinCEN, OCC penalize Gibraltar Bank $4 million for extensive AML deficiencies »
The US Treasury Thursday issued a $4 million joint penalty against a Coral Gables-based bank linked to a billion dollar Po...
Thursday, February 18, 2016
USA AML fines 2008 – 2016: Common & Recurring Themes: 20-point checklist, contributor special report »
By Anu Ratan, Senior Global FCC/AML Policy and Advisory Manager  Anu.ratan@nakhs.com February 18, 2016...
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Another sanctions penalty for Barclays, but at $2.5 million, only a fraction of prior fine »
By Brian Monroe bmonroe@acfcs.org February 11, 2016 The US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control levie...
Thursday, January 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
ACTRESS ASSOCIATE OF “EL CHAPO” COMES UNDER SCRUTINY »
In this week’s Financial Crime Wave, authorities indict dozens in massive prison corruption, laundering scheme linked to i...
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Reported OCC action against Bank of China continues increased regulatory scrutiny »
A yet-to-be released federal anti-money laundering enforcement action obtained by  Bloomberg  against Bank of Ch...
Thursday, January 14, 2016
US Government’s Ability to Obtain and Provide International Enforcement Constrained By Budget »
This article was originally published in the International Enforcement Law Reporter,  www.ielr.com,  a highly re...
Thursday, December 24, 2015
OCC: Wells Fargo must bolster AML risk assessment, CDD processes tied to wholesale banking group »
The US Treasury’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has issued a lengthy and prescriptive “consent cease and...

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