International Financial Law Prof Blog

Editor: William Byrnes
Texas A&M University
School of Law

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

FinCEN Files: Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren join watchdog groups in calling for banking reforms

An ICIJ investigation reveals the role of global banks in industrial-scale money laundering — and the bloodshed and suffering that flow in its wake. 

FINCEN 2Obtained and shared by BuzzFeed News, the stolen FinCEN documents include more than 2,100 suspicious activity reports, or SARs, filed by global banks to the United States Treasury Department’s intelligence unit, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, known as FinCEN.  A former U.S. Treasury Department official, Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, from Virginia, pleaded guilty in January to conspiring to unlawfully disclose documents to BuzzFeed News.

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