MoneyGram Fraud Case Dismissed Post-Compliance Revamp

Law360 (June 10, 2021, 8:33 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania district court judge dismissed anti-money laundering charges against MoneyGram International Inc. on Thursday, marking the end of an eight-year deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice. 

The dismissal, signed by Judge Christopher Conner, ends a saga that began with a 2012 deferred prosecution agreement with the DOJ and included a 2018 extension, the use of two independent monitors, and the company's forfeiture of at least $225 million.

Independent monitor John Carey, a senior managing director with consulting firm Treliant, gave the revamped compliance program the green light in April, after which prosecutors on May 17 requested the dismissal of...

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