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| Guidance
Dear Mr. Freeman:Thank you for your December 23, 2014, letter to FinCEN Director Jennifer Shasky Calvery with your concerns about a news article referencing potential FinCEN guidance concerning sports betting. While the article apparently was based on unauthorized sources without a clear…
| Enforcement Action
| News
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today issued a $1 million civil money penalty (CMP) against Mr. Thomas E. Haider for failing to ensure that his company abided by the anti-money laundering (AML) provisions of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). Concurrently, FinCEN’s…
| News
WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today assessed a $300,000 civil money penalty against North Dade Community Development Federal Credit Union in Miami Gardens, Florida for significant Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) violations. North Dade’s anti-money laundering (AML)…
| Advisory
On October 24, 2014, 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…
| News
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”), as the agency primarily responsible for administering the Bank Secrecy Act, is issuing this Statement to reiterate expectations regarding banking institutions’ obligations under the Bank Secrecy Act for money services businesses. Money services…
| Administrative Ruling
  Dear [ ]: This responds to your letter of December 3, 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”).…