Maybe there will be a balanced report on the state of money laundering… In the Year 2525*

By John Byrne | January 7, 2019
Every time a report is issued in late December, you have to wonder about impact.

An Evaluation of the House Financial Services Committee in 2019

By Tim Murphy | January 2, 2019
With the first meeting of the 116th United States Congress near, by now lawmakers have surely dried off from that November wave. As you’ll recall, cresting that swell was a mix of new and old characters who are currently jostling for various leadership positions as Democrats regain control of the House of Representatives. And, while the shakeout (or shakedown) continues for many coveted positions, leadership of the House Financial Services Committee has never really been in question.

January Employee Spotlight: Mark Smalley

By AML RightSource | January 1, 2019
We are very excited to highlight a staff member each month from our team of superb employees. AML RightSource January Employee Spotlight: meet Mark Smalley! Mr. Smalley is a Senior Manager in the AML RightSource Cleveland office with over 25 years of experience in financial institutions, financial services firms, and private law practice. Mark is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) as well as a licensed attorney within the state of Ohio and various federal courts.

The Art of Money Laundering: How to Fight the Perfect Crime

By Edward Ellis | December 26, 2018
Certain works of fine art are priceless. Literally. They do not have a market-determined value. The cost is whatever an art collector is willing to pay.

The 2019 AML List!

By John Byrne | December 18, 2018
As I have done in previous years, will be looking ahead to 2019 and what may be in store for the AML/CTF/Financial Crime Prevention community. With new committee chairs in the US House and several retirements in the Senate, it is a safe bet that any policy debates in our area will be somewhat different than the last two years. If you add on what is likely to be a financial focus on investigations of this Administration, and in several other countries, money laundering related topics will be front and center.

AML Best Practices That Will Help You Sleep Better at Night

By Edward Ellis | December 6, 2018
Since the horrific attacks of 9/11, and the congressional response of the USA PATRIOT Act, financial institutions have been occupied with the increasing focus on anti-money laundering (AML) compliance. This is, of course, not surprising.  The money laundering problem has grown to an estimated size of $2 trillion in ill-gotten funds. The financial sector has certainly embraced their role in preventing and detecting this vast array of crimes but the challenges of resources, training, and overall compliance are major.

December Employee Spotlight: Alex Nash

By AML RightSource | December 5, 2018
We are very excited to highlight a staff member each month from our team of superb employees. AML RightSource December Employee Spotlight: meet Alex Nash! Ms. Nash is a Manager in the AML RightSource Cleveland office. She has several years of anti-money laundering experience and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). Prior to joining AML Rightsource, Ms. Nash worked in the non-profit sector.

Give Me Just a Little More Time*

By John Byrne | December 3, 2018
Give Me Just a Little More Time* For 2019 AML Predictions? For no other reason than the calendar, it is time to start preparing for whatever 2019 holds for us in the AML community. What follows is my attempt to combine a brief summary of 2018 actions with predictions for what’s next. (As always, the information here should not be used for any wagering)

Iran Ban Plan

By Paul Petrick | November 20, 2018
Iran Ban Plan Falling temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere have not cooled tensions between the United States of America and the Islamic Republic of Iran.  As of November 5th, all Treasury Department sanctions previously suspended by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”), a multi-lateral accord on Iranian nuclear proliferation established in July 2015, have been fully re-imposed following the expiration of a 180-day “wind down” period triggered by the United States’ withdrawal from the JCPOA on May 8th.  Large swaths of the Iranian economy, including its financial sector, will be affected by what the Treasury Department calls “a campaign of maximum financial pressure on the Iranian regime.”  The Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”), Treasury’s sanctions enforcement arm, intends to rigorously enforce the revived sanctions as they come back into effect.

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