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VIENNA, Va. – The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today announced the assessment of a $4.1 million civil money penalty against Saddle River Valley Bank in Saddle River, New Jersey. FinCEN has determined that the bank violated several provisions of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) from 2009…
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Good morning. I would like to thank the American Gaming Association for inviting me to speak with you today. Let me begin with a brief overview of FinCEN, for those of you who might not be as familiar with our role. FinCEN is a bureau of the Treasury Department, and reports to the Undersecretary…
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WASHINGTON, DC – The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today announced the assessment of a $37.5 million civil money penalty against TD Bank, N.A. for failure to file suspicious activity reports related to the massive Ponzi scheme orchestrated by Florida attorney Scott Rothstein. The…
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On June 21, 2013, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) updated its lists 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…
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The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) will hold an Informational Webinar on Thursday, September 19, 2013, to discuss technical specifications related to the electronic filing of the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR).The Webinar will provide participants with an…
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VIENNA, Va. – The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today released an analysis of Mortgage Fraud SAR Filings in Calendar Year 2012. FinCEN’s data on suspected mortgage fraud shows that reports declined 25 percent in 2012 (from 92,561 to 69,277) as compared to the previous year. The past…
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Responding to the needs of many filers who submit Reports of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBARs) jointly with spouses, or wish to submit them via third-party preparers, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today introduced FinCEN Form 114(a), Record of Authorization to…
| Administrative Ruling
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network ('FinCEN') is issuing this administrative ruling in response to issues and concerns related to FinCEN ruling FIN-2009-R002.1 That ruling clarified that, when an armored car service ('ACS') is contracted to conduct transactions on behalf of a customer of a…