202020200927 The FinCEN Files – misleading the public and benefiting from criminal conduct

Sunday, 27 September, 2020 – 06:34

Financial Crime Broadcasting dot com blog casts There is, at present, a state of excitement amongst the media, some financial crime consultants and some politicians in response to what they are being told is public opinion.

The so-called FinCEN Files were heavily telegraphed in a media blitz more akin to the launch of a Hollywood film that has cost a fortune but the result isn’t as good as was hoped.

In the USA and the UK, mainstream media outlets have published a series of articles that, they say, arise because of what it has found in documents obtained from the USA’s Financial Intelligence Unit, FinCEN.

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20200419 All that glisters is not silver – Rihan v Ernst and Young

Nigel Morris-Cotterill

In one of the worst kept secrets of recent times, the case of Rihan v EY Global and others has reached its first major milestone – a formal hearing before the English High Court. It’s all about money laundering, skulduggery and all that sexy stuff. But that’s just froth. The real meat of the Order comes in the far less seductive part of the case – the choice of venue and corporate responsibility for downstream malfeasance.

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