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Money Laundering

The Law Society of England and Wales has issued an e-mail circular to solicitors referring to acceptable documents for client identification in relation to money laundering. Is it sufficient?

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"This case is a good example of how disregarding reporting and compliance can turn into a crime" : New Jersey District Attorney's Office. But still the USA fails, even in the most blatant cases, to prosecute a bank for money laundering.

As Lord Woolf confirms that the Court of Appeal was wrong to allow John "Goldfinger" Palmer to retain proceeds of fraud, the Home Office is deciding whether to try to use the Proceeds of Crime Act to attack the funds. Easy-peasy, says Nigel Morris-Cotterill

The Associated Law Societies of Canada have succeeded in their attempts to overturn some of Canada's requirements that lawyers report

Hui Wei-chun, 39, unemployed, was jailed for two years and 10 months, and Cheung Kam-lun, 54, merchant, was jailed for two years and nine months in Hong Kong for their parts in laundering schemes. In mitigation, the court rejected a claim that they had been "entrapped" into committing the offence.

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 the Editor:

Welcome to the first edition of World Money Laundering Report. In this issue, we have set the tone for the way that WMLR will work with you to raise the awareness of money laundering related issues in your organisation.

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