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WASHINGTON- – The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today announced a settlement with Desert Palace, Inc. d/b/a Caesars Palace where Caesars agreed to pay an $8 million civil money penalty for its willful and repeated violations of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). In addition, the casino…
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WASHINGTON, DC – The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today proposed a rule requiring certain investment advisers to establish anti-money laundering (AML) programs and report suspicious activity to FinCEN pursuant to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). FinCEN also proposed to include…
| Administrative Ruling
  Dear []: This responds to your letter of July 15, 2014, seeking an administrative ruling from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) on behalf of [ ] (the “Company”), regarding FinCEN’s money services business (“MSB”) regulations under the Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”). Specifically,…
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WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today renewed a Geographic Targeting Order (GTO) currently in place for armored cars and other common carriers of currency at two border crossings in Southern California and issued a new, similar,…
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WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today issued a final rule, pursuant to Section 311 of the USA PATRIOT Act, which imposes “special measure five” against FBME Bank Ltd. (FBME), formerly known as the Federal Bank of the Middle East.…
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On June 26, 2015, 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…