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The Treasury Department today issued and sent to the Federal Register for publication a proposed rule implementing Section 312 of the USA PATRIOT Act.

Section 312 requires certain U.S. financial institutions to take prescribed anti-money laundering measures with respect to correspondent…

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Re: Effective Date for the Suspicious Activity Reporting Requirement for Money Services BusinessesRemains January 1, 2002

The U.S. Department of the Treasury is announcing that the January 1, 2002 date on which certain money services businesses (MSBs) becomesubject to the suspicious…

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Money Services Businesses, including money transmitters, are filing voluntary suspicious activity reports that describe attempts by customers to disperse transactions and circumvent record keeping requirement thresholds. This finding is reported in the third issue of the…

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The Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has established a FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONSHOTLINE, 1-866-556-3974, for financial institutions to voluntarily reportto law enforcement suspicious transactions that may relate to recent terroristactivity against the United…

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A mechanism for providing feedback to financialinstitutions about a key anti-money laundering reporting requirement onsuspicious activity was put in place with the release today of TheSAR Activity Review – Trends, Tips and Issues.

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The five federal financial institutions supervisory agencies - the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union Administration, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Office of Thrift Supervision - together…

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"Jim Sloan's long and distinguished career with the Secret Service has preparedhim well to lead Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network," Secretary Rubinsaid. "FinCEN serves as a critical link among the law enforcement, financial andregulatory communities and maximizes the information-…