FACT Policy Director testified before Alaska’s legislature on the harmful impact of the “secrecy rat-race” between states and how Alaska could help to lead the way to transparency.
The Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency (FACT) Coalition submitted detailed comments yesterday in response to the Treasury Department’s call for public input on a draft rule to implement the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA)
“The FACT Coalition warmly welcomes this proposed rule, and we are glad to see Treasury’s FinCEN implementing the plain language of this landmark beneficial ownership disclosure law,” said Ian Gary, Executive Director of the FACT Coalition. “These rules, along with the earlier releases this week of the White House’s Strategy on Countering Corruption and the notice of proposed rulemaking from FinCEN aimed at tackling systemic money laundering vulnerabilities in the U.S. real estate sector are a clear demonstration of an emerging American commitment to tackling global corruption, which corrodes democratic governance both at home and abroad.”
With the global climate summit COP26 just concluded and the Summit for Democracy – with its emphasis on combating corruption – right around the corner, now is the perfect time for activists to bring together the fights against corruption and climate change.
Casey Michel’s new book, “American Kleptocracy” (released Nov. 23), is an investigative look into how the U.S. built “the largest illicit offshore finance system the world has ever known” and how this system has “infected American politics, threatened US national security and gouged local communities.”
31 Civil Society Organizations Send Letter to FinCEN in Support of Strong Beneficial Ownership Implementation