Tag Archives: organised crime

Power to the AML people

Now that I have whetted your appetites with that first course of participants in my little AML survey, let’s move on to the first meat course: why you do what you do.  The survey question was: “Being totally honest, please … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy and heavy-handedness

Since I left Sunday school with nary a backward glance when I was about eight, I have had little to do with organised religion.  I enjoyed daydreams about unattainable priests as much as the next teenage girls, but realised quite … Continue reading

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Going off the rails

Welcome back, and may I wish you all a happy and peaceful 2017. India has certainly been in the money laundering news lately, what with its “demonetisation” of the most common banknotes on 8 November 2016 and the subsequent arguments … Continue reading

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Money laundering is on the cards

A couple of months ago, traffic police in Alabama stopped a car and noticed the smell of marijuana.  They searched the car and found forty gift cards with a total balance of US$19,600, along with “numerous receipts showing repetitive reloading … Continue reading

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Anna Karenina and the assault rifle

PEPs = high risk = EDD.  But why?  The short answer is corruption: anyone with access to public influence and/or public money will be a target for criminals who want to gain that access for themselves.  Of course, the majority … Continue reading

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Don Donald?

I’m not going to hide it from you: I’m devastated by the Trump win.  Devastated and not a little scared.  I’m no fan of career politicians – I’d rather people did a proper job before turning to public service – … Continue reading

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Diamond geezers

I have been working in AML now for, well, let’s just say more than two decades.  People often ask whether I find it boring, and I can perfectly honestly say that I don’t.  And for that, I have to thank … Continue reading

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Silver screen laundering

I have yet to see it myself – hampered by as I am by a full diary and a dislike of movie violence – but I am enjoying reading all about the new movie “The Infiltrator”, based on the memoirs … Continue reading

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Money laundering on the menu

I’m not a fan of sushi myself (it’s raw fish, guys – plus I have an uncle who breaks into singing “If you knew Sushi like I know Sushi” whenever he sees me), but plenty of people are.  And the … Continue reading

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Making a money laundering ass of yourself

It will come as no surprise at all to you to learn that I am the Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator for my little street in Cambridge – the Neighbourhood Witch, as my husband likes to call me.  (Don’t worry: he pays … Continue reading

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