The article “FinCEN’s AML and Terrorist Financing Priorities: An Introduction,”1 featured in the ACAMS Today 12th Law Enforcement edition, shared general thoughts, basic definitions and practical examples on each of the national anti-money laundering (AML) priorities. This article, the second of the series, will discuss...
FinCEN’s AML and Terrorist Financing Priorities: An Introduction

In 2021, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued its first set of anti-money laundering (AML) and terrorist financing priorities. In 2021, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued its first set of anti-money laundering...

According to the site Malaphor, quandrum is a word combining ‘quandary’ (dilemma) and ‘conundrum’ (a puzzle).1 When finding a workable solution between customer due diligence (CDD) requirements, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), compliance becomes a puzzle...

Money laundering, terrorist financing, evading taxes, bribery, corruption, abuse of human rights and even modern-day slavery differ in their nature, but they have some things in common: They destroy people’s lives, undermine the common values in our societies and they are facilitated by a lack...

In the present environment, roughly one in three organizations experience economic crime, only 50 percent of money laundering or terrorist financing occurrences are identified by system alerts and one in five banks are recipients of regulatory enforcement actions.1 The United Nations Office on Drugs and...