July 31, 2020 - The Implications of Ransomware Attacks by Sanctioned Entities

This week, Creative Director Elliot Berman and Special Advisor Tim White of the AML RightSource staff discuss the recent ransomware attack against Garmin and the implications of the attack which was perpetrated by a sanctioned entity.

The Implications fo Ransomware Attacks by Sanctioned Entities

 

 

 

July 24, 2020 - BSA/AML Reform Takes Another Step Forward

This week, Vice Chairman John Byrne, and Creative Director Elliot Berman of the AML RightSource staff discuss the latest actions in Congress to pass sweeping reform to the AML infrastructure.

 

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July 17, 2020 - We Can't Travel to Europe, But We Can Pay Attention

This week, Vice Chairman John Byrne, and Creative Director Elliot Berman of the AML RightSource staff discuss two actions from the EU. The decision by European High Court to restrict storage of personal information of EU citizens on servers in the United States and the recommendation by the European Commission that Member States do not grant financial support to companies with links to countries on the EU's list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions. Both of these actions will impact the financial crime compliance community in the US.

 

 

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July 10, 2020 - Information Gathering to Close Loopholes

This week, Vice Chairman John Byrne, and Creative Director Elliot Berman of the AML RightSource staff discuss the US Supreme Court decision in Trump v. Mazars regarding subpoenas issued by several congressional committees, including House Financial Services, to the president for certain personal financial records and the purpose for the subpoenas.

Gathering Information to Close Loopholes

 

July 3, 2020 - AML Reform May Be Coming Your Way

This week, Vice Chairman John Byrne, and Creative Director Elliot Berman of the AML RightSource staff discuss a a bi-partisan effort in the US Senate to adopt sweeping reform to the AML infrastructure.

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June 26, 2020 - Internationalization of Domestic Terrorism

This week, Vice Chairman John Byrne, and Creative Director Elliot Berman of the AML RightSource staff discuss a recent press release from the Department of Justice about the indictment of a US Army private for conspiring to have his Army unit attacked by foreign terrorists.

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June 19, 2020 - Resumption of Bank Examinations

This week, Vice Chairman John Byrne, and Creative Director Elliot Berman of the AML RightSource staff discuss recent press releases from the Comptroller of the Currency and Federal Reserve about their approaches to the full resumption of bank examinations.

 

This Week in AML Resumption of Bank Examinations

 

June 12, 2020 - Continued IRS Identification of COVID-19 Frauds

This week, Vice Chairman John Byrne, and Creative Director Elliot Berman of the AML RightSource staff discuss a recent press release from the IRS about the need for people to remain vigilant in protecting themselves against the many scams being triggered by the pandemic environment.

 

This Week in AML - Continued IRS Identification of COVID-19 Frauds

 

June 5, 2020 - A recent letter from the Acting Comptroller of the Currency

This week, Vice Chairman John Byrne, and Creative Director Elliot Berman of the AML RightSource staff discuss a recent letter from the Acting Comptroller of the Currency to the president and the executive director of the National Conference of Mayors, about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on National Banks. The letter seeks to make the mayors “aware of a certain set of risks to the nation’s banking system created by continued state and local lockdown orders".

 

This Week in AML - A Recent Letter from the Acting Comptroller of the Currency

 

May 29, 2020 - Renewing the Current Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) Form

This week, Vice Chairman John Byrne, and Creative Director Elliot Berman of the AML RightSource staff discuss a recent FinCEN release about renewing the current suspicious activity report (SAR) form. The notice focuses on proposed changes on how to assess the burden of preparing a SAR and provides participants in the financial crimes compliance community an opportunity to provide public comments on their view of the burden.

 

Renewing the Current Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) Form

 

May 22, 2020 - Law Enforcement Cases & The Significant Impact of SAR Filings

In this week's episode, Creative Director Elliot Berman and Vice Chairman John Byrne of the AML RightSource staff discuss a recent FinCEN release about law enforcement cases that were significantly impacted by BSA filings. Among the seven published cases in the release, Elliot and John discuss how the information flowing from the FIs and among law enforcement agencies supports interdiction of money laundering activity.

 

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May 19, 2020 - Sanctioning Global White Supremacist Groups

This week, Vice Chairman John Byrne, and Vice President, Director of Sanctions, Tim White of the AML RightSource staff discuss a recent Op Ed article in the Washington Post on the proposed use of sanctions against global white supremacist groups. They both present the quick overview of the concept, the tactical response proposed by the United States Secretary of the Treasury, Stephen Mnuchin, and how Financial Crimes Compliance professionals can monitor and combat similar examples of hate speech and terrorism.
 
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