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Glossary for MSBs


AFMLS Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section, Department of Justice
ATF Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Department of the Treasury
BJA Bureau of Justice Assistance, Department of Justice
CFTC Commodity Futures Trading Commission
DEA Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice
EOUSA Executive Office of United States Attorneys, Department of Justice
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice
FDIC Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Fed Federal Reserve Board
FinCEN Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, Department of the Treasury
HIDTA High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
HIFCA High Intensity Money Laundering and Related Financial Crime Area
ICE U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
INL Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Department of State
IRS-CI Internal Revenue Service -- Criminal Investigations, Department of the Treasury
MLCC Money Laundering Coordination Center, U.S. Immigration and Customers Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security
NCUA National Credit Union Administration
OCC Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of the Treasury
OCDETF Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force
OFAC Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of the Treasury
OJP Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice
ONDCP Office of National Drug Control Policy
OTS Office of Thrift Supervision, Department of the Treasury
SEC Securities and Exchange Commission
SOD Special Operations Division, Department of Justice
USPIS United States Postal Inspection Service

U.S. Statutes, Laws and Reports

BSA Bank Secrecy Act
IEEPA International Emergency Economic Powers Act
INCSR International Narcotics Control Strategy Report
MLCA Money Laundering Control Act of 1986
MLSA Money Laundering Suppression Act of 1994

International Organizations and Related Terms

APEC Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
APG Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering
CHFI Committee on Hemispheric Financial Issues
FATF Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering
FIU financial intelligence unit
FSF Financial Stability Forum
GCC Gulf Cooperation Council
ILEA International Law Enforcement Academy
IFI international financial institution
IMF International Monetary Fund
NCCTs non-cooperative countries or territories
OAS Organization of American States
OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
OFC offshore financial center
OGBS Offshore Group of Banking Supervisors

General Terminology

BMPE Black Market Peso Exchange
GTO Geographic Targeting Order
MOU memorandum of understanding
MSB money services business

BSA Forms

CMIR Report of International Transportation of Currency or Monetary Instruments
CTR Currency Transaction Report
FBAR Foreign Bank Account Report
SAR Suspicious Activity Report
SARC Suspicious Activity Report for Casinos
SAR-SF Suspicious Activity Report for Securities Brokers and Dealers