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money laundering

The criminal act or practice of processing large amounts of money obtained through illegitimate or illegal means, often in small increments through banks or other legitimate businesses, so as to conceal its source or origins. One of the clubs downtown was shut down last week on charges of suspected money laundering for a local criminal enterprise.
See also: launder, money
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Hawala is not necessarily synonymous with money laundering or even white-collar crime or terrorism financing.
A man, 33, of Thingwall Hall Drive, Childwall, on suspicion of money laundering
Instead, the rule depends on the insurance company to oversee its agents and brokers, making the company "responsible for integrating its agents and brokers into its anti-money laundering program and for monitoring their compliance with the requirements of its program." In other words, the regulation makes the insurance company responsible for ensuring its agents and brokers take appropriate steps to prevent money laundering or terrorist funding.
If you're a financial services business regulated by the FSA or money service business registered with HM Customs and Revenue, you are covered by the Money Laundering Regulations.
Treasury just issued a new set of regulations subjecting the jewelry and precious gems business to money laundering controls and the next target, we understand, is the insurance industry."
He further said the Office of Receiver, which became operational in September 2017, was responsible for confiscation of assets, which had been determined by the courts to be proceeds or instruments of crime or related to money laundering. These, assets, he said were not kept under the Asset forfeiture Unit (AFU).
He said money laundering and the financing of terrorism are complex offences, so an investigation has to be launched, but they are often intricately intertwined with many other offences, and this leads to confusion.
He said that money laundering was conducted to conceal illegal activities, quick disposal of cash in bulk, to conceal illegal resource of income, to make it look legal, to conceal ownership and to use it for pleasure/extension of network.
The Finance Minister said the day's meeting highlighted on a specific area which was to prevent money laundering and terrorism financing.
In the past two weeks, Nairobi County has witnessed several other arrests, of Kenyans and foreigners, over colossal sums of "fake" dollars, eliciting the question whether Kenya has become a regional money laundering hub.
It is not yet clear as to whether the existing anti-money laundering laws allows authorization to CTD for probe into money laundering activities or the laws shall be amended.
The conference "Raising awareness on prevention and combating money laundering and financing of terrorism", organized in cooperation with the Ministry of Security of BiH within the project "Anti-money laundering support" funded by the European Union, was held today in Sarajevo.
Last month the European Commission (EC) issued a revised draft statement in relation to the Anti-Money Laundering Directive 4 (AMLD4), which has incorporated a list of 23 non-EU territories deemed to be failing in the fight against money laundering. Saudi Arabia and four US territories were among the places ranked as high-risk countries for money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
The largest part of this money passed through the Estonian branch of Danske Bank, Denmark's biggest bank, which is in the spotlight for having allowed around 9.5 million payments from high-risk customers, including as part of other money laundering schemes such as the Azerbaijani Laundromat.
He also directed all the stakeholders to double their efforts in countering the money laundering practices by ensuring that criminals indulged in such practices should not go scot-free.