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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Today, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) held an outreach event on beneficial ownership reporting requirements with Puerto Rico’s Secretary of State—the Hon. Omar J. Marrero-Diaz—at the Puerto Rico Department of State. The event included…

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BOSTON—Today, as part of the Treasury Department’s Counter-Fentanyl Strike Force, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), in partnership with IRS Criminal Investigation (CI), announced a new initiative to combat the…

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WASHINGTON—Today, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) jointly proposed a new rule that would require SEC-registered investment advisers (RIAs) and exempt reporting advisers (ERAs) to establish,…

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WASHINGTON — Today, in light of intensified terrorist activity in the Middle East, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued an Advisory to assist…

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The Corporate Transparency Act requires many companies doing business in the United States to report information to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) about who ultimately owns or controls them. Join a FinCEN representative for a virtual…

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WASHINGTON—As the nation reflects on the many ways to protect our environment this Earth Day, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) reminds financial institutions to remain vigilant in identifying and reporting suspicious activity related to environmental crimes. Environmental crimes…

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WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a Financial Trend Analysis today focusing on patterns and trends identified in Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) data…

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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 non-financed purchases of residential real estate.

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WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), in close coordination with the Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS), issued a Notice…

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WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is issuing a request for information…

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MIAMI—Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Director Andrea Gacki joined public and private sector financial industry leaders this week at the Financial and International Business Association’s (FIBA) annual anti-money laundering conference to discuss regulatory expectations and best…

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Updated March 11, 2024

On March 1, 2024, in the case of National Small Business United v. Yellen, No. 5:22-cv-01448 (N.D. Ala.), a federal district court in the Northern District of Alabama, Northeastern Division, entered a final declaratory judgment, concluding that the…

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WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is informing U.S. financial institutions that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an intergovernmental body that establishes international standards for anti-money laundering, countering the financing of terrorism, and countering…

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Andrea Gacki, Director of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), traveled to Puerto Rico from February 20-22 to highlight collaborative efforts to combat public corruption, fraud, and drug trafficking. Director Gacki hosted the first…

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WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a Financial Trend Analysis (FTA)  today reflecting an increase in Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) reporting…