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Section 6211 of the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 (the “AML Act”) requires the Department of the Treasury to periodically convene a global anti-money laundering and financial crime symposium focused on how new technology can be used to more effectively combat financial…

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FinCEN has submitted for publication in the Federal Register an Extension Notice, which will lengthen the reopened comment period and set one deadline for all comments addressing its NPRM regarding certain transactions involving convertible virtual currency or digital assets with legal tender…

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WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced today that it has submitted for publication in the Federal Register an…

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WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today announced that Capital One, National Association (Capital One) has been assessed a $390,000,000 civil money penalty for…

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WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced today it is reopening the comment period for its recent proposed rulemaking regarding certain transactions involving convertible virtual currency (CVC) or digital assets with legal tender status (LTDA). 

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The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a Notice today to alert financial institutions about the potential for fraud, ransomware attacks, or similar types of criminal activity related to COVID-19 vaccines and their distribution. This Notice also provides specific instructions…

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In prepared remarks today, FinCEN Director Blanco provided important…

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WASHINGTON—Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Director Kenneth A. Blanco today discussed how information sharing is critical to identifying, reporting, and preventing financial crime.  In his…

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WASHINGTON—In coordination with the Federal Banking Agencies, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today issued a

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WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today convened a virtual FinCEN Exchange with representatives from financial institutions, technology firms, third-party service providers, and federal government agencies to discuss growing concerns regarding…

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WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today announced the renewal of its Geographic Targeting Orders (GTOs) that require U.S. title insurance companies to identify the natural persons behind shell companies used in all-cash purchases of…

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Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Director Kenneth A. Blanco today hosted a virtual ceremony to recognize the recipients of this year’s FinCEN Director’s Law Enforcement Awards.  FinCEN announced this year’s recipients in…

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The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and the Federal Reserve Board today invited comment on a proposed rule that would amend the recordkeeping and travel rule regulations under the Bank Secrecy Act.  FinCEN and the Board, pursuant to their shared authority, are proposing…