A Guide to Anti-Money Laundering for Crypto Firms

Financial Crime

An internationally coordinated operation has seen the US place sanctions on notorious Irish organized crime group Kinahan, key members of its controlling family, associates, and associated businesses. A $5m reward for information leading to the arrest or conviction of gang […]

The USAA Federal Savings Bank (USAA FSB) has been fined $140m after admitting that despite repeated warnings, it willfully failed to implement and maintain an anti‑money laundering (AML) program that met the minimum requirements of the US Bank Secrecy Act […]

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Money laundering underpins most forms of organized crime by disguising illicitly-obtained financial assets as “clean” and allowing nefarious groups or individuals to profit from illegal activity. While the amount of money laundered globally in one year is estimated to equal […]

The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) has issued new guidance designed to help firms identify suspicious behavior related to forced sexual servitude. While sex work is largely legal or decriminalized across Australia and subject to regulation, forced sexual […]

The former CEO of Swedbank has been charged with fraud and market manipulation following investigations into money laundering in the Baltics. If convicted she could face up to six years in prison. Birgitte Bonnesen was chief executive of Sweden’s oldest […]

President Biden has signed the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) into law, requiring importers from the Xinjiang province to provide “clear and convincing evidence, that the good, ware, article, or merchandise was not mined, produced, or manufactured wholly or […]