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NatWest Bank Pleads Guilty to Failing to Prevent Alleged Money Laundering of Nearly £400m by aCustomer

October 7, 2021, The National Westminster (NatWest) Bank Plc entered guilty pleas to criminal charges filed by United Kingdom (UK)Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) under the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 (MLR...
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The Pandora Papers is the biggest Offshore Leak in History

On October 3rd, 2021, The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists released their latest investigation: The Pandora Papers. The Pandora Papers is a leak of close to Twelve (12) Million documents...
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The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) fines Bank of China (UK) Limited $2,329,991 for Violations of Sudan Sanctions Regulations

On August 26th, 2021, The U.S. Treasury Department, The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), announced that Bank of China (UK) Limited (“BOC UK”), located in London, the United Kingdom...
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OFAC fines Payoneer Inc. $1,400,301.40 for Violations of Multiple Sanctions Programs

OFAC (The Office of Foreign Assets Control), The U.S. Treasury Department, announced on July 23rd, 2021, Payoneer Inc. (“Payoneer”), a publicly traded New York-based online money transmitter and provider of...
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FinCEN Issues Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism Priorities

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued the first government wide priorities for anti-money laundering & countering the financing of terrorism policy. To Access full article: Click here
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The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 180-Day Update on US AML Act Implementation

On June 30th, 2021, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced the delivery of two (2) key requirements to the US Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 (the "AML Act"), which includes...
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FATF identifies jurisdictions with AML/CFT/CFP Strategic Deficiencies

On June 25, 2021, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), updated its statements concerning jurisdictions under increased monitoring with Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) and Counter-Proliferation...
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National Westminster Bank Faces Criminal Money Laundering Charges

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), United Kingdom regulator filed criminal charges against National Westminster Bank (NatWest) a UK bank for alleged involvement in money laundering offenses. To Access full article: Click here
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Antivirus Software Pioneer John David McAfee Charged by U.S. Department of Justice with Cryptocurrency Fraud

On March 5, 2021, John David McAfee, the antivirus software pioneer and Executive Adviser of his cryptocurrency team, was indicted in Manhattan Federal Court, New York for Fraud and Money...
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