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  • Westpac blames technology and human error for anti-money laundering failings

    Westpac Banking Corporation has said “a mix of technology and human error” and “deficient financial crime processes” were to blame for its failure to comply with anti-money laundering obligations.

  • COVID-19 is costing drug cartels millions of dollars

    The coronavirus pandemic has crippled cities and crushed businesses from coast to coast. It’s also costing drug traffickers millions, multiple law enforcement officials told NBC News, because their methods of moving money have been compromised. Since the start of the crisis, federal drug agents in major U.S. hubs have seized substantially more illicit cash than…

  • COVID-19-related Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risks and Policy Responses

    Paris, 4 May 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented global challenges, human suffering and economic disruption. It has also led to an increase in COVID-19-related crimes, including fraud, cybercrime, misdirection or exploitation of government funds or international financial assistance, which is creating new sources of proceeds for illicit actors. Using information provided…