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Recently, a number of European countries, including the U.K. and Germany, have enacted revised anti-money laundering laws implementing the European Union’s (“EU”) 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive…

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January 16, 2020
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On November 7, 2019, a Second Circuit panel 1 heard oral argument on whether the use of United States wire services in effecting a bribery scheme is enough, without more, to pull defendants within…

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November 13, 2019
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A few weeks ago we wrote about the skepticism Libra, Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency, faced from U.S. regulators. Since then, Libra’s unpopularity has spread across the Atlantic.

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September 25, 2019
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The Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) recently announced the launch of a Global Investigations Division (“GID”).

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September 4, 2019
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Recent efforts by the Department of Justice to obtain confidential attorney-client communications in connection with a “Panama Papers” indictment present a stark reminder that lawyers and clients…

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August 23, 2019
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A promising anti-money laundering bill offers a suite of updates to the current AML regime.

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August 7, 2019
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A month after announcing its new global digital currency “Libra,” Facebook is finding itself under increased scrutiny with U.S. regulators. Lawmakers and senior government officials are raising…

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July 30, 2019
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Law enforcement agencies have warned that digital currencies, like Bitcoin, are easily used by criminals to launder the proceeds of illegal activities. In the past, buying and selling Bitcoin was…

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July 24, 2019
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On May 6, 2019, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) issued Regulatory Notice 19-18 to help broker-dealers recognize and report potential fraud and money laundering.

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May 22, 2019
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On March 4, 2019, a British customs agency raided 50 real estate agencies and announced the largest fine ever imposed in the U.K. for money laundering violations in the real estate market.

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March 21, 2019
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The British Government has begun using a powerful weapon it recently added to its anti-money laundering arsenal, the Unexplained Wealth Order (“UWO”).

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January 17, 2019
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Late last month, federal prosecutors announced the first criminal prosecution against a U.S. broker-dealer under the Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”).

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January 10, 2019