Highlights From 2019's AML Enforcement Activity

By Ann Sultan, William Barry and Kirby Behre (December 19, 2019, 2:09 PM EST) -- In 2019, U.S. authorities committed additional resources to combat money laundering: the FBI announced this year that it would devote additional resources to combatting money laundering, and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network  launched its Global Investigations Division, tasked with carrying out "targeted investigation strategies" to "combat illicit finance threats and related crimes, both domestically and internationally."

These additions and others add to the pressure on companies to ensure anti-money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act compliance programs are up to date.

In this article, we explore some themes in money laundering enforcement; the government's continued focus on the importance of BSA/AML compliance...

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