FIFA Bribery Scandal Raises Questions about Anti-Money Laundering Checks in U.S. Banks

The recent bribery scandal involving soccer’s international governing body, FIFA, has revealed involvement of U.S. banks in moving alleged bribes through the financial system, raising questions about whether the banks were properly implementing and applying anti-money laundering rules, including customer due diligence on shell companies, and verifying the source of funds coming into the accounts. The corruption allegations, which have resulted in the resignation of FIFA President Sepp Blatter, demonstrate the need for stronger regulations and enforcement, the FACT (Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency) Coalition said today.

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