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A Very Busy Week

This week, several interesting reports were released. Eurasia Group issued its Top Risks 2024, Human Security Collective published The Future of FATF...

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Happy New Year and Welcome to 2024

This week, the US Beneficial Ownership Registry went live, Senator Menendez was charged with additional allegations, export enforcement is back in...

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Beneficial Ownership Compliance for Small Businesses (Archive Edition)

This episode originally aired on September 22, 2023

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has published a Small Entity Compliance Guide...

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Spear-Phishing Advisory, Pig Butchering, and Much More

This week, an advisory on spear-phishing was issued, the US Department of Justice brought indictments for an $80 million pig butchering scheme, and...

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Treasury Fact Sheet on Corruption, FINTRAC Issues More Fines, and More

This week, the US Treasury issued a Fact Sheet on its action to disrupt corruption, FINTRAC levied fines against another bank for AML/CFT program...

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IRS:CI’s Annual Report and So Much More!

It has been another busy week. IRS:CI issued its Annual Report for 2023, the US Treasury announced the creation of a new fentanyl task force, and...

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Corruption is a Hot Topic This Week

It has been another busy week. The Center for International Private Enterprise issued a report on the importance of business integrity to the...

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Basel AML Index 2023 and More

It has been another busy week. The Basel Institute on Governance released its AML 2023 Index. The US and the UK  issued sanctions on Hamas leaders and...

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Beneficial Ownership, Export Controls, Sanctions, and More

It has been a busy week. FinCEN issued an alert and final rule, OFAC issued sanctions against cartel activity on fentanyl, and Canada and the UK...

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FATF, AI, and More

It has been a busy week. FATF released the outcomes from its October Plenary, the Biden Administration issued an Executive Order on Artificial...

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FinCEN is Very Busy

FinCEN has issued a new regulation, renewed its real estate geographic targeting orders, and published an alert regarding terrorist financing. John...

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Thinking About How Things Are Connected

John and Elliot examine how different things come together in financial crime prevention efforts. They discuss a recent release from AUSTRAC about...

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Stopping Terrorist Financing is Still Critical

It's clear that terrorist financing is still a global problem that demands consistent vigilance. John and Elliot discuss the importance of being...

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Live from ACAMS Las Vegas

This week Elliot and John come to you from the ACAMS Assembly in Las Vegas. They discuss some of the highlights from sessions at the conference and...

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Corruption, a Shutdown, and Bipartisanship, Oh My!

In a busy week, John and Elliot discuss the corruption and bribery indictment of US Senator Robert Menendez, an adverse ruling in the civil case...

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Beneficial Ownership Compliance for Small Businesses

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has published a Small Entity Compliance Guide for beneficial ownership information. A set of FAQs...

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Strategy for Countering Corruption

The US Department of State has issued itsImplementation Planfor theUS Strategy on Countering Corruption. The five-pillar Plan outlines actions for...

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FinCEN’s Audit, UK PEPs, and Wildlife Trafficking

The Inspector General from the US Treasury Department has issued an audit report on FinCEN’s BSA data retention processes. The Financial Conduct...

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The Impact of Sanctions on Peacemaking and Other Things

The International Crisis Group issued a report on the impact of sanctions on peacemaking. John and Elliot discuss critical insights in the report....

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The Wolfsberg Group’s Comments on FATF’s Proposal on NPOs

The Wolfsberg Group issued a comment letter in the public consultation of FATF’s draft amendments to Recommendation 8 and its Interpretive Note and...

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The Latest on Gatekeeping, a Look at Tax and Insurance Fraud, and Pursuing Wealthy Tax Evaders

The  American Bar Association House of Delegates has approved changes to strengthen a lawyer’s obligations as a gatekeeper. Also, FinCEN issued a ...

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The Attorney General, OFAC Syria Guidance, and SAR Data

This week, Attorney General spoke to the American Bar Association, and OFAC issued guidance on providing humanitarian assistance to Syria. John and...

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Lots of Activity in the US Congress

Both the US House and Senate have been very active ahead of leaving for their August recess. John and Elliot discuss the Senate proposal to apply the...

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Interesting Announcements from DOJ, Other Agencies, and Interpol

The US Departments of Commerce, Treasury, and Justice recently updated their voluntary self-disclosure policies. The DOJ also announced the...

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How is FinCEN Doing on Beneficial Ownership?

The Subcommittee on National Security, Illicit Finance, and International Financial Institutions of the US House Financial Services Committee held a...

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Europol Report, New Sanctions, Problems at Merrill Lynch, and More

Europol recently issued its 2023 Terrorism Situation and Trend Report. The US Treasury issued new sanctions against a top Serbian security official....

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Connecting Fraud and Money Laundering

The US Department of Justice announced an indictment charging four people with fraud and money laundering. John and Elliot discuss the connection...

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