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wilful blindness

The responsible officer of a securities brokerage has been banned from the industry for ten months as a result of his "failure to discharge his duties as an RO" and a member of the company's senior management. The company has been fined a substantial amount, too.

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.

 


 

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