Why We Need Anti-Money Laundering Whistleblower Awards

By Eric Havian and Michael Ronickher (December 6, 2018, 6:17 PM EST) -- Late Tuesday, federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment alleging wire fraud, tax evasion, and money laundering by three employees and a client of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. Last week, German authorities raided Deutsche Bank to seize documents connected to its alleged efforts to help clients set up offshore accounts and launder money. And three weeks ago, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued its annual report to Congress on the remarkable success of its whistleblower rewards program.

What do these events have in common? They all highlight the crucial role of whistleblowers in law enforcement. They also demonstrate why Congress should...

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