Under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), 31 U.S.C. 5311 et seq., and its implementing regulations at 31 C.F.R. Chapter X (formerly 31 C.F.R. Part 103), FinCEN may bring an enforcement action for violations of the reporting, recordkeeping, or other requirements of the BSA. FinCEN's Office of Enforcement evaluates enforcement matters that may result in a variety of remedies, including the assessment of civil money penalties. For example, civil money penalties may be assessed for recordkeeping violations under 31 C.F.R §1010.415 (formerly 31 C.F.R. §103.29), or for reporting violations for failing to file a currency transaction report (CTR) in violation of 31 C.F.R. §1010.311 (formerly 31 C.F.R. §103.22), a suspicious activity report (SAR) in violation of 31 C.F.R. § 1021.320 (formerly 31 C.F.R. §103.21), or a report of foreign bank and financial accounts (FBAR) in violation of 31 C.F.R §1010.350 (formerly 31 C.F.R. §103.24). FinCEN also takes enforcement actions against money services businesses (MSBs) for failure to register with FinCEN in violation of 31 C.F.R §1022.380 (formerly 31 C.F.R. §103.41).
If you are unable to download a copy of an enforcement action from FinCEN's Web site, you may request that a paper copy be mailed to you by: (i) an e-mail: frc@FinCEN.gov; (ii) a fax request to FinCEN's fax number at 202-354-6411; or (iii) a call to FinCEN's Regulatory Helpline at 1-800-949-2732. The request should include your name and name of your organization; the enforcement action and matter number as listed on the index; and a method of sending the document to you (postal address, fax number, or telephone number for arranging pick-up).