Also this week: a new blog by FACT government affairs director Erica Hanichak, and a great upcoming panel discussion cohosted by FACT, GATJ, and the Nawi Collective.
A recent draft rule by Treasury’s FinCEN to implement the Corporate Transparency Act contains severe deficiencies that, if left in place, could “undermine U.S. national security and global leadership in the fight against corruption.”
Vulnerabilities in commercial real estate markets recently identified by FinCEN only further reinforce the need for comprehensive regulatory action to address money laundering through U.S. real estate.
In an encouraging signal of anti-corruption progress to come in 2023, the Treasury Department announced its intention to release a draft rule targeting money laundering through US real estate markets this April.
Less than a week after the conclusion of the IACC, the Biden Administration took another big step toward meeting its anti-money laundering and anti-corruption commitments with the release of the second draft rule to implement the Corporate Transparency Act early today.
The bipartisan ENABLERS Act continues to gain steam heading into conference as an amendment to the annual must-pass defense bill, providing lawmakers with a historic opportunity to end the complicity of U.S. professionals in the laundering of illicit funds by kleptocrats and criminals the world over.