Tag: AML

Morgan Stanley’s Wealth Arm Probed by Multiple Federal Regulators – WSJ

Multiple federal regulators are probing Morgan Stanley over how it vets clients who are at risk of laundering money through the bank’s sprawling wealth-management division. The Securities and Exchange Commission, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and other Treasury Department offices are involved, according to people familiar with the matter. That is in addition to the Federal Reserve,…

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Deutsche Bank Subsidiary DWS to Pay $25 Million for Anti-Money Laundering Violations and Misstatements Regarding ESG Investments

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged registered investment adviser DWS Investment Management Americas Inc. (DIMA or DWS), a subsidiary of Deutsche Bank AG, in two separate enforcement actions, one addressing its failure to develop a mutual fund Anti-Money Laundering (AML) program, and the other concerning misstatements regarding its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investment process. To settle the charges,…

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DeFi Needs to Comply With Anti-Money Laundering Rules, US Says

Decentralized financial transactions, including those done with virtual currencies, need to comply with anti-money laundering and sanctions laws, the US Treasury Department said in a new report. The 39-page report, which was commissioned by the Biden administration, concludes there are several risks associated with DeFi technology, which has no exact definition but includes self-executing transactions between two or more people…

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SEC Charges Danske Bank with Fraud for Misleading Investors about Its Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Failures in Estonia

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges against Danske Bank, a multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Denmark, for misleading investors about its anti-money laundering (AML) compliance program in its Estonian branch and failing to disclose the risks posed by the program’s significant deficiencies. Danske Bank agreed to pay $413 million to settle the SEC’s charges. According to…

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Exclusive-U.S. Justice Dept is split over charging Binance as crypto world falters – sources | Reuters

Splits between U.S. Department of Justice prosecutors are delaying the conclusion of a long-running criminal investigation into the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance, four people familiar with the matter have told Reuters. The investigation began in 2018 and is focused on Binance’s compliance with U.S. anti-money laundering laws and sanctions, these people said. Some of the at least half dozen…

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US Bill to Offer Rewards for Whistleblowers Exposing Money Laundering

Mary Inman, a whistleblower attorney with over two decades of experience, told OCCRP on Wednesday that this new program could potentially serve as a “real game changer in anti-money laundering enforcement.” The program, she said, resembles the one launched in 2012 by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which has since paid out over half a billion dollars to…

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