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FinCEN Director William J. Fox announced today the appointment of William D. Langford as Senior Policy Advisor. Mr. Langford will serve as a principal advisor to the Director with respect to the strategic development and administration of regulations involving the Bank Secrecy Act. “Mr. Langford…

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An expedited information-sharing program administered by FinCEN has yielded numerous productive leads for both terrorist financing and major money laundering investigations. The program enables federal law enforcement agencies, through FinCEN, to reach out to over 29,000 financial institutions…

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The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has modified the Currency Transaction Report, IRS Form 4789, to facilitate the recording of the movement of foreign currency. The revised form, FinCEN Form 104, is now available and can be used effective today. The change was made in response to…

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The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a final rule today that amends the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) to add futures commission merchants and introducing brokers in commodities to the regulatory definition of “…

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A system allowing law enforcement officials investigating terrorist financing and major money laundering cases to relay targets of investigation to thousands of financial institutions has resulted in a large number of financial leads for investigators, reports the Financial Crimes Enforcement…

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The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) continued its examination of terrorist financing methods in the fifth issue of The SAR Activity Review – Trends, Tips and Issues just released today. This latest issue of The Review looks…

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USA PATRIOT Act Section 314(a) information requests will resume on Tuesday, February 18, 2003. Information relevant to the operation of the system will be disseminated directly to participating financial institutions prior to that date. Financial institutions should refer questions on system…

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The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) will be reinstating information requests associated with section 314(a) of the USA PATRIOT Act during the week of February 17, 2003, as described below. Generally, section 314 authorizes law enforcement authorities to communicate with financial…