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WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) that identifies international Convertible Virtual Currency Mixing (CVC mixing) as a class of transactions of primary money…

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WASHINGTON—Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Director Andrea Gacki hosted a virtual meeting today with Ilit Ostrovitch-Levi, the Director-General of the Israel Money Laundering and Terror Financing Prohibition Authority (IMPA), which serves as Israel’s financial intelligence unit (…

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WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) assessed a $15 million civil money penalty against Shinhan Bank America (SHBA) for willful violations of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and its…

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WASHINGTON—Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) published a Small Entity Compliance Guide to assist the small business community in complying with the beneficial ownership information (BOI)…

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WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) assessed a $15 million civil money penalty against Bancrédito International Bank and Trust Corporation (Bancrédito) for willful violations of the Bank…

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WASHINGTON—Today, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a Financial Trend Analysis (FTA) on patterns and trends contained in Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) reporting on suspected…

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WASHINGTON—Today, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued an alert to highlight a prominent virtual currency investment scam known as “pig butchering.”  Multiple U.S. law enforcement sources…

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WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) hosted a FinCEN Exchange last week focused on countering the abuse of the digital ecosystem by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).  The DPRK continues to use, steal, and launder virtual assets in order to fund its illicit…

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WASHINGTON— Today, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), in coordination with IRS Criminal Investigation (CI), issued a Notice to financial institutions calling attention to a…

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CINCINNATI—Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Acting Director Himamauli Das joined Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI) Brian Nelson in traveling to Kentucky and Ohio this week to highlight FinCEN’s efforts to combat fraud and illegal fentanyl…

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MEXICO CITY—This past week, officials from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) traveled to Mexico City to reinforce its continuing commitment to close collaboration with the Mexican government to combat illicit finance. On August 2, FinCEN hosted a cross-border roundtable on the…

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WASHINGTON— Today, Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen announced the appointment of Andrea Gacki as the Director of the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).

Ms. Gacki presently serves…

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WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) convened a FinCEN Exchange today in San Antonio, Texas, focused on combating illicit financial transactions related to fentanyl trafficking and human smuggling. The session reinforced the Department of the Treasury’s use of public-…