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Financial Crimes

SEC and U.S. Attorney’s Office Bring Action Against Promoter of Bitcoin Store, Inc.

by Perkins Coie on

On June 30, 2017, the SEC and the U.S. Attorney brought parallel civil and criminal fraud charges against Renwick Haddow, the owner of an unregistered broker-dealer entity named InCrowd Equity Inc., and two corporate entities...more

UK Criminal Finances Act 2017: A Dechert "Dirty Money" Trilogy: Part Three "The Good, The Bad and The Wealthy" - The New...

by Dechert LLP on

The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (the “Act”) represents a further significant development in the approach to the investigation and prosecution of financial crime in the UK1. The new offence of failure to prevent the...more

UK Criminal Finances Act 2017: A Dechert "Dirty Money" Trilogy: Part Two: "For a Few Days More" - Reform of the Suspicious...

by Dechert LLP on

The UK Criminal Finances Act 2017 (the “Act”) represents a further significant development in the approach to the investigation and prosecution of financial crime in the UK. The new offence of failure to prevent the...more

Proposed Legislation Would Combat Terrorist Financing, Money Laundering

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

- Proposed legislation targets current gaps in U.S. financial crime law and enforcement - Bi-partisan Senate legislation would likely expand compliance obligations for banks and others in financial services industry -...more

UK Criminal Finances Act 2017: A Dechert "Dirty Money" Trilogy

by Dechert LLP on

Part One: "A Fistful of Tax Dollars" - A New Corporate Offence of Failure to Prevent the Facilitation of Tax Evasion.. The Criminal Finances Act 2017 represents a further significant development in the approach to the...more

UK Proposal for Register of Foreign Beneficial Ownership of Real Estate Continues Global Trend Toward Transparency

On 5 April 2017, the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (the “Department”) issued a call for evidence (the “proposal”) for a public register (the “foreign ownership register”) which would contain...more

FDIC Chairman: A “Culture of Compliance” Begins at the Top

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In his remarks during last week’s launch of Case Western Reserve School of Law’s Financial Integrity Institute, FDIC Chairman Martin J. Gruenberg spoke on the historical context of today’s BSA/AML regulatory framework and the...more

Review of UK agencies responsible for tackling economic crime

by WilmerHale on

On Monday 13 March the Financial Times, in an article titled ‘UK economic crime agencies given fitness test’, reported on comments made by the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, alluding to a review of the agencies tasked with...more

Aim for the crime, shoot for the cover-up: the SFO secures a conviction for destroying evidence

by WilmerHale on

The factual proof of a financial crime is typically found in the financial data and supporting documentation. Given the evidential obligation on investigative and prosecutorial bodies to identify, collect, verify and analyse...more

Are Forensic Accountants an Attorney’s Silver Bullet?

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

From the art of interviewing, to recognizing mathematical irregularities, and following the money, Forensic Accountants are a proven invaluable tool for Attorneys and their clients. “Finding” the money combines the skill...more

Follow the money - the Criminal Finances Bill

by White & Case LLP on

The Criminal Finances Bill sets out measures to combat money laundering and tax evasion that will also affect corporate compliance requirements, particularly in the finance and professional services sectors....more

A spotlight on financial crime

by Reed Smith on

The Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) new mission statement has expressed a renewed intent to focus on financial crime, detecting insider dealing, market manipulation and anti-money laundering (AML). As a result, firms and...more

What does the future hold? UK prosecutor sees Bribery Act offence as a template for fighting other forms of financial crime.

by White & Case LLP on

UK prosecutor sees Bribery Act offence as a template for fighting other forms of financial crime. The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) would like to extend the strict liability "failure to prevent bribery" offence that is...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - September 2016

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset managers and...more

Non-UK companies to be prosecuted for failing to prevent "economic crime" anywhere in the world

by DLA Piper on

If a controversial new law is introduced in the UK, all companies with a connection to the UK will potentially be made liable for acts of "economic crime" committed anywhere in the world by their "associated persons" The...more

Is It Possible to Dodge Liability for Anti-Money Laundering?

by Conduent on

Dodge, duck, dip, dive, and… dodge. Unfortunately, these five rules apply not only to dodgeball players but also to employees attempting to evade detection as they engage in money laundering and other financial crimes. As...more

Best Practices to Thwart Hackers Using Email to Get Your Money

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

Not a week goes by without some news report of another hacking incident. The industries targeted include large retail stores, restaurants, banks, attorneys, accountants and recently in Maryland, a title company. In...more

The Financial Report, Volume 5, Number 15 (Global)

by DLA Piper on

Discussion and Analysis - I’ve been glued to my TV and my computer watching the “Games of the Thirty-First Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro.” Although the coverage, of course, focuses substantially on US athletes, NBC and...more

Blog: FCA introduces new Annual Financial Crime Report – first reports due March 2017

by Cooley LLP on

The UK Financial Conduct Authority’s new Annual Financial Crime Report rules will come into force on 31 December 2016. PRA and FCA authorised firms will have to submit an Annual Financial Crime Report within 60 business days...more

Second UK Deferred Prosecution Agreement

by Allen & Overy LLP on

The Serious Fraud Office has entered into its second-ever Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with a corporate. Against the backdrop of the first DPA, entered into with Standard Bank late last year, this second DPA provides...more

Your daily dose of financial news - The Brief – 7.28.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

A pair of whistleblowers is seeking discovery-related sanctions against Wells Fargo for allegedly concealing “crucial evidence” for their False Claims Act claims over fees added to government-backed mortgages....more

Corporate Investigations and White Collar Defense - July 2016

“Official Acts”—What They Are… and Are Not - Why it matters: On June 27, 2016, the Supreme Court decided McDonnell v. U.S., holding that, for purposes of the federal public corruption statutes, an “official act”...more

UK Bribery Act – 5 lessons in 5 years: No. 5 – What does the future hold?

by White & Case LLP on

UK Prosecutor sees Bribery Act offence as a template for fighting other forms of financial crime. The Serious Fraud Office would like to extend the strict liability "failure to prevent bribery" offence that is currently...more

Government Investigations: Use of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and Virtual Currency

by Moskowitz LLP on

Since 2009, the US Department of Justice has implemented an aggressive anti-tax evasion strategy that has changed by targeting tax havens that host financial intermediaries (i.e., banks) to the financial intermediaries...more

West Coast Real Estate Update: June 2016 #1

by Holland & Knight LLP on

California Governor Proposes "Build By Right" Approval Process for Affordable Housing - Recognizing the extreme need throughout California for construction of new affordable housing units, on May 13, 2016, Gov. Jerry...more

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