Trade-Based Money Laundering — HSBC, ING And You?

Law360, New York (August 9, 2012, 1:13 PM EDT) -- The British bank HSBC Holdings PLC is making headlines, thanks in part to a U.S. Senate hearing held this past month, during which executives from the bank were grilled for failing to stop Mexican drug cartels, subsidiaries linked to al Qaeda, and nations on the U.S. sanctions lists like Syria and Iran, from making illegal purchases and moving money into the United States. HSBC executives admitted that a large portion of some $7 billion transferred by their Mexican subsidiaries into the bank's U.S. operation likely belonged...
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