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Wildlife Trafficking, Canadian Crypto ATMs, Dubai Real Estate, AI in the US, and More

This week, John and Elliot discuss a new report from the OCCRP about global bad actors using Dubai real estate, the World Wildlife Crime Report from...

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Charged Corruption, FinCEN Speech, the Value of Sanctions, 3rd Party Risk Management, and More

John and Elliot discuss several recent announcements and actions significant to the financial crime prevention community this week. These include the...

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Infrastructure Security, Marijuana, Real Estate, and Much More

This week, the White House released a new National Security Memorandum on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience. The Attorney General...

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They Are Busy at Treasury, FinCEN, and BaFin

This week, John and Elliot discuss several items issued by FinCEN, including elder financial abuse and environmental crime, Treasury Undersecretary...

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Counterfeit US Passport Cards, Money Laundering Through FanDuel Accounts, Less Risk Management, and More

FinCEN issued a Notice about fraud schemes using counterfeit US passport cards this week. The FBI uncovered a complex money laundering strategy using...

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Lots to Discuss and Something Special to Note

This week, John and Elliot discuss Treasury testimony in the US Senate Banking Committee, Treasury’s updated cybersecurity MOU with Ukraine, a DOJ...

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FinCEN, FATF, the British Museum, Export Controls, and More

This week, the US Department of Commerce issued a report about investigations of export control and antiboycott violations. FATF published...

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International Corruption, FATF Upgrade, AI Cyber Risks, and More

This week, the US Department of Justice filed a forfeiture action to seize New York apartments allegedly purchased with funds from a corruption...

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AML Partnership Forum, ICIJ, Homeland, and More

John and Elliot are at the AML Partnership Forum this week. They review key themes from the meeting and discuss US Homeland Security’s Global Human...

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Intelligence Threat Assessment, New Sanctions Compliance Note, and More

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has issued its Annual Threat Assessment. The Departments of Commerce, Treasury, and Justice...

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A Challenging Decision, a Strong Message from the FCA, Risks in the Global Art Market, and Shell Companies

There are many things to talk about this week. A US District Court issued an opinion disrupting the beneficial ownership registry. The UK Financial...

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The FATF Plenary, a Meeting in Puerto Rico, New Sanctions, and More

John and Elliot discuss the outcomes from the FATF Plenary, new sanctions issued against Russia, the results of the Puerto Rican Bankers’ AML Forum,...

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The EU, Sanctions, the UN, FinCEN, and More

This week, the EU published the text of its new AML Regulation and Directive, FinCEN issued guidance on the beneficial ownership registry access...

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Investment Advisors BSA Proposal and More

FinCEN issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on giving investment advisors reporting and recordkeeping obligations under the BSA this week. FinCEN...

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2024 National Risk Assessments and a Real Estate Reporting Proposal

This week, there are several important items from the US Treasury. It issued its 2024 risk assessments for money laundering, terrorist financing, and

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The Corruption Perception Index for 2023 and More

This week, Transparency International released its Corruption Perception Index for 2023. John and Elliot discuss the Index and several other items...

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Disinformation, Public Integrity, Foreign Investment, and More

This week, George Mason University published a report about Anti-Muslim Discrimination and Information Manipulation, the Basel Institute on...

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Lots of Reports this Week

This week Nasdaq issued its 2024 Global Financial Crime Report, the UN Office of Drugs and Crime released a report on casinos, underground banking,...

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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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