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- Significant jail time can result from overseeing and directing unauthorized robo-signing activities.
- Victims of unauthorized robo-signing include residential mortgage servicers, in addition to...more
Following the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's investigation into the alleged fraudulent practices of a debt relief company, the CFPB and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced the...more
FinCEN recently issued interpretive guidance to clarify that it views certain activities involving convertible virtual currencies as money transmission services under the Bank Secrecy Act and FinCEN regulations....more
News reaches us of a private small round table session put together by Transparency International and attended by some from the US FCPA white collar community (we understand Mark Mendelsohn attended) and our very own David...more
Internal investigations can arise in a number of different ways and can concern a number of different subjects. Allegations of financial misconduct, employment-related missteps, and breaches of fiduciary duty, among others,...more
The IRS and the Justice Department have increased their efforts regarding criminal investigation of international tax evasion. ...more
In line with our recent coverage of the Internal Revenue Service’s initiatives to pursue illegal offshore tax havens, on May 16, 2013 a Florida couple – Drs. David Leon Fredrick and Patricia Lynn Hough – was indicted by a...more
Can you synthesize and reconcile the world’s leading laws, regulations and commentaries on the best practices an anti-bribery and anti-corruption compliance program. ...more
On February 1, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin sentenced Arvind Ahuja, a Milwaukee neurosurgeon, to serve three years of probation and to pay a fine of $350,000 following his conviction by...more
On May 13, 2013, the Supreme Court denied a taxpayer’s petition for certiorari regarding the Seventh Circuit’s August 27, 2012, decision applying the Required Records Exception to override the taxpayer’s Fifth Amendment...more
On May 7, 2013, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB" or “Bureau”) and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced a joint law enforcement effort in U.S. District Court for...more
Federal authorities executed a seizure warrant against a bank account associated with one of the leading bitcoin exchanges. The warrant was not based on bitcoins themselves being illegal. Rather, the entity was not registered...more
Has the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) in the UK started as it means to go on? The FCA recently fined a UK subsidiary of a private Swiss Bank for failing to establish and maintain effective anti-money laundering controls...more
Bad news travels fast. On May 14, Magistrate Judge Susan Gauvey of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland signed a Seizure Warrant authorizing the Federal Government to seize “the contents of Dwolla...more
We have been keeping track of FinCEN's SAR Activity Review – Trends, Tips & Issues virtually from its inception.
In its just issued May 2013 report, FinCEN provides new information regarding two areas of importance:
Last week, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) publicized penalties against three companies – as well as four associated individuals – that it found had failed to establish and implement adequate procedures...more
On May 7, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced mail and wire fraud charges against a debt settlement firm, its owner, and three of its employees. ...more
FinCEN recently issued interpretive guidance to clarify that it views certain activities involving convertible virtual currencies as money transmission services under the Bank Secrecy Act and FinCEN regulations. If your...more
As we have previously reported, despite the growing number of States that have sanctioned the use of marijuana in various forms, the federal government has continued its efforts to crack down on dispensaries....more
Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the indictment of two employees of a U.S. broker-dealer, Direct Access Partners, and a senior official in Venezuela’s state economic development bank, Banco de...more
The government’s ever-evolving response to the United States financial crisis has come full circle, as civil Justice Department Attorneys seek to rely on legislation enacted to protect financial institutions from fraud to sue...more
In our most recent discussion of the IRS’s Offshore Enforcement Initiatives, we discussed the John Doe Summons recently issued by the U.S. Department of Justice to Wells Fargo seeking information about First Caribbean...more
Billie Sol Estes died yesterday and when it comes to scam artists from the great state of Texas, before there was Allen Stanford and his magical Certificates of Deposits located in his private bank in Antigua, there was...more
The Commodity Futures Trading Commision (CFTC) is investigating a large number of trades in energy and metal markets to determine whether traders illegally used over-the-counter swaps markets to trade futures....more
On May 7, the DOJ charged two employees of a U.S. broker-dealer and a senior official in Venezuela’s state economic development bank for their alleged roles in what the DOJ describes as a “massive international bribery...more
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