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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
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
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
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
On May 7, 2013, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) unsealed extraordinary criminal charges against two registered representatives of a U.S. broker-dealer and a high-level Venezuelan...more
The IRS continues to aggressively pursue offshore tax evasion. Another example of which is plan to share tax information with Australia and the United Kingdom....more
On April 30, 2013, the United States Department of Justice issued a “John Doe Internal Revenue Code” summons to Wells Fargo Bank, as a provider of correspondent bank services for Canadian Imperial Bank...more
The first step a taxpayer with undisclosed or unreported offshore accounts or assets undertakes in seeking to enter the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative (OVDI) is to apply for pre-clearance from the IRS Criminal...more
A New York federal grand jury recently indicted a Swiss lawyer and bank executive for their roles in allegedly assisting US citizens with hiding assets in Swiss bank accounts, allowing the US citizens to evade income taxes....more
Three times over the past four years, the IRS has given taxpayers with undisclosed offshore accounts the opportunity to come clean and avoid prosecution. While the most recent offer – the 2012 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure...more
79 year-old Mary Estelle Curran received good new when she was sentenced for criminal tax evasion and failing to file reports of foreign bank accounts on UBS Swiss accounts she inherited from her husband....more
This past week, my second book, “Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act” was released. Over the past few years I have tried to provide the compliance practitioner with solid information that can be used to implement,...more
On April 15, FinCEN issued Advisory FIN-2013-A002, which advises financial institutions to review regulations that require U.S. financial institutions to perform money laundering or other suspicious activity due diligence or...more
The old adage – if something is too good to be true, it probably is not – applies with equal force in the world of bribery and intrigue. The recent arrest of the mining executive for obstruction of the Justice Department’s...more
Taxpayer’s often find themselves facing substantial penalties for failing to file or late payment of income estate or gift tax return. Some taxpayers face enormous penalties for failing to file a Report of Foreign Bank or...more
In this issue:
- SEC and CFTC Adopt Joint Rules to Help Protect Investors from Identity Theft
- CME Block Trade Advisories Clarify Nonpublic Information Restrictions
- CFTC Staff Issues No-Action...more
The Criminal Tax Division of the U.S. Dept of Justice (DOJ)is taking the position that when a taxpayer has “willfully” failed to file a Report of Foreign Bank or Financial Account, an FBAR, and has in addition filed false...more
Long-heralded reform of the UK financial services regulation architecture impacts the listed company regime.
On 1 April, a new financial regulation architecture became operative in the UK through the Financial...more
Last year was the year of Bank Secrecy, sanctions and anti-Money Laundering enforcement. The HSBC settlement sparked significant controversy over the claim by the Justice Department that HSBC and other banks are “too big to...more
Last weekend in the Financial Times (FT) was a report by Tim Burgis of an interview he held over a lunch meeting with the Angolan Isabel dos Santos, who Forbes magazine recently declared “the continent’s first female...more
Talk about a way to start off FCPA enforcement in 2013. The Department of Justice has sent an emphatic message: Just when you think things are slowing down, they come out and surprise you....more
What is risk? Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and UK Bribery Act risk is generally doing business in a non-compliant manner under these laws, where such action can increase the possibility of engaging in or...more
In 2012, DOJ and the SEC brought 25 new Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) enforcement actions, a significant decrease from the number of FCPA enforcement actions brought in 2011 (45) and the prolific 2010 (71). However,...more
Argentina signs the OECD Convention, but it does not obtain automatic access to financial information.
On September 13, 2012, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) announced that Argentina...more
June 30 is the deadline for U.S. taxpayers, (including resident aliens) to timely report foreign financial accounts for the year ending 2012. The report form (TD 90-22.1) known as an FBAR is due if a U.S. taxpayer has control...more
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