On March 1, a federal district judge in Alabama issued an opinion finding the landmark Corporate Transparency Act unconstitutional, potentially undermining a once-in-a-generation U.S. anti-money laundering and national security victory.
Read FACT’s official statement for the record highlighting the critical work of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, including its ongoing efforts to implement the Corporate Transparency Act and finalize strong rules curbing money laundering through U.S. real estate and private investment markets.
In January, FACT, TI-US, and GFI held a press briefing detailing the Coalition’s main policy areas to watch in 2024, including imminent actions by Treasury addressing money laundering risks through U.S. real estate and private investment markets, as well as new work at the intersection of environmental and financial crime.
FACT Executive Director Ian Gary reflects on the policy victories, new Coalition members, media hits, and emerging issues that defined FACT’s 2023, and turns an eye to the year ahead.
Treasury begins accepting ownership information reports under the Corporate Transparency Act, the Foreign Extortion Prevention Act is signed into law, and the Biden Administration provides an update on long-awaited AML reforms for real estate and private investment markets.
FACT welcomes the release by Treasury of the final rule necessary to begin reporting under the landmark Corporate Transparency Act. The upcoming launch of Treasury’s beneficial ownership database on January 1, 2024 represents the largest U.S. anti-money laundering victory in decades.