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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today published two administrative rulings, providing additional information on whether a person’s conduct related to convertible virtual currency brings them within the Bank Secrecy Act’s (BSA) definition of a money transmitter.…
| Administrative Ruling
  Dear [ ]: This responds to your letter of June 1, 2013, seeking an administrative ruling from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) on behalf of [the Company], about [the Company]’s possible status as a money services business (“MSB”) under the Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”).…
| Speech
Good morning. I am honored to be joining you again this year. I recently had the opportunity to meet in Washington with SIFMA’s AML and Financial Crimes Committee and we had a very productive discussion. I know that some of the threats that are on your industry’s radar screen – threats such as…
| News
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today fined J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. $461 million for willfully violating the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) by failing to report suspicious transactions arising out of Bernard L. Madoff’s decades-long, multi-billion dollar fraudulent…
| Speech
Good afternoon. I am Jennifer Shasky Calvery, Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. I would first like to thank Preet Bharara and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, as well as our colleagues in the Office of the…
| Enforcement Action
| Guidance
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is announcing a further extension of time for certain Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) filings in light of ongoing consideration of questions regarding the filing requirement and its application to individuals with signature…
| Advisory
On October 18, 2013, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) updated its list of jurisdictions with strategic AML/CFT deficiencies. These changes may affect U.S. financial institutions’ obligations and risk-based approaches with respect to relevant jurisdictions. As part of the FATF’s listing and…