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From World Money Laundering Report Volume 2 No.1 published 22 January 2000

In previous BASICS columns, we have examined terminology and the resistance felt by staff to new compliance measures. In this issue, we look at a legal topic: that if wilful blindness.

First published in World Money Laundering Report Vol. 2 No. 1 on 22 January 2000

The individual brings with him or her a threat to the organisation. This threat arises from a number of factors: he or she might be careless, malicious or criminally inclined. Or just plain thick. Or vulnerable for some reason.

From World Money Laundering Report Vol. 2 No. 1 published 22 January 2000

The UK’s FSA has launched it a document called “Financial Services Authority – a New Regulator for the New Millennium”. Written in the kindergarten level English that now seems to be essential for all government public documents, the paper is not a consultative document but more a statement of intent. As such, it should be read against the background of the Financial Services and Markets Bill (“FSMB”).

From World Money Laundering Report Vol 1 No 1 October 1999

The key to understanding the detection and prevention of money laundering is to keep it simple. The BASICS column explains the terminology of laundering and the laws, why things are done and everything everyone needs to understand so that the hows and whys of money laundering prevention systems make sense.

From World Money Laundering Report Vol 1 No 1

What can a government department do when even major newspapers can't get its name right? Jim Sloan, FinCEN's new director, has walked into a situation where the USA's FIU has an identity crisis as well as a range of other problems. And FinCEN is far more than an FIU simpliciter

From World Money Laundering Report Vol 1 No 1 - October 1999

WMLR examines the proposed legislation and concludes that in some respects it will undermine the existing UK Law.

World Money Laundering Report Vol. 1 No. 1
Editorial: October 1999

We are now into the third wave of money laundering prevention across the world. The first was more of a ripple:

From World Money Laundering Report Vol. 1 No. 1
October 1999

Understanding Russian Banking.
Lapidus & van de Waal-Palms,
Mir House, USA. US$25.
Language: American English.

From World Money Laundering Report Vol. 1, No. 1
October 1999

The Bank of New York story broke in the newspapers almost by accident, it seems. As the weeks have gone by, it appears that rivalry between various law enforcement agencies in the USA and elsewhere led to a lack of co-operation and information that would have helped one organisation being held back by others.

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