Tag Archives: organised crime

From little acorns

I work regularly in the UK and four UK-related jurisdictions, and for those five I take pains to learn their AML legislation, regulation and guidance.  When it comes to the other jurisdictions of the world and their AML regimes, I … Continue reading

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Adiós a la Cara de Piña

Panama has been in the news recently for its Papers, but long before then we had Noriega (or “Old Pineapple Face”, as his braver countrymen called him – behind his back, of course).  Indeed, when I started out as a … Continue reading

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Smile: you’re on ATM camera!

Years ago, I used to joke in AML training sessions that one day CDD would be obsolete because as soon as a baby was born s/he would be tattooed with an indelible barcode which would be used as proof of … Continue reading

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Conspiring against criminal cash

I have written a few times before about the interesting stage that all countries go through as their criminals (alongside ordinary people, but I’m less interested in them) transition from cash to non-cash working patterns.  As a jurisdiction’s AML regime … Continue reading

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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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