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The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) has released a follow-up operational alert to its 2019 original concerning money laundering (ML) in underground banking. The initial alert particularly focused on the casino sector.  The new alert, published in […]

Between 2016 and 2022, broker-dealers suffered significant penalties – some in the millions – for customer due diligence failures. These fines have made it clear that firms dealing in securities are not exempt from global anti-money laundering (AML) regulators’ scrutiny. […]

Even the most advanced anti-money laundering and countering of terrorist financing (AML/CFT) technology depends on a well-conceived underlying governance structure to serve its intended purpose. Indeed, U.S. regulators expect firms to designate specific individuals solely responsible for AML/CFT functions – […]

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced a 16-year prison sentence for Kayricka Wortham, the “mastermind” behind a fraud spanning nearly two years. During her time as Operations Manager for the Smyrna, Georgia-based Amazon warehouse, Wortham stole $9.4 […]

On May 24-25, 2023, Canada and the United States joined a trilateral workshop reviewing the opioid problem, including fentanyl, and its connection to money laundering. The workshop was hosted by Mexico’s Unidad de Inteligencia Financiera (UIF) in Mexico City. As […]