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| Advisory
If a financial institution knows, suspects, or has reason to suspect that a transaction relatingto senior foreign political figures involves funds derived from illicit activity, includingmoney laundering, terrorist financing, or any other violation of law or regulation, or if thetransaction appears…
| News
FinCEN has streamlined the process for electronic filing for individuals filing a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR), FinCEN 114. The new process removes the requirement for registering and creating an account on the BSA E-Filing System prior to downloading, completing, and…
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VIENNA, Va. – The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today finalized anti-money laundering (AML) regulations that will require the housing government sponsored enterprises (Housing GSEs) to develop programs for the prevention of money laundering and to file suspicious activity reports (…
| Speech
Good afternoon. It is a pleasure to be joining you again this year. Today, I will focus my remarks on some of the key events for FinCEN in the last year (a bit of a "year in review"), as well as some of the issues we expect to be a prominent part of our collective anti-money laundering (AML)…
| News
WASHINGTON, DC – The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), in coordination with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), today issued guidance that clarifies customer due diligence expectations and reporting requirements for financial institutions seeking to provide services to marijuana…
| Guidance
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) is issuing guidance to clarify Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) expectations for financial institutions seeking to provide services to marijuana-related businesses. FinCEN is issuing this guidance in light of recent state initiatives to legalize certain…
| Enforcement Action
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VIENNA, Va. – The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today announced the assessment of a civil money penalty against Saleh H. Adam, doing business as Adam Service, a money services business (MSB). A FinCEN investigation determined that, since November 2007, Adam Service committed serious…
| Administrative Ruling
  Dear [ ]: This responds to your letters of May 21, 2013 and July 10, 2013, seeking an administrative ruling from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) regarding the status of [ ] (the “Company”) as a money services business (“MSB”) under the Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”). Specifically…