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New Policy Restricts Use of Asset Forfeiture in Structuring Offenses

Posted by William Byrnes on May 7, 2015


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Under the new policy, in the absence of criminal charges, judicially authorized warrants to seize bank accounts involved in structuring can only be obtained if the prosecutor first develops probable cause of additional federal criminal activity and that determination is approved by a supervisor.  Otherwise, a prosecutor may ask a judge to issue a seizure warrant only if either the U.S. Attorney or the Chief of the Criminal Division’s Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section personally determines that seizure would serve a compelling law enforcement interest.

In addition, the new policy imposes important protections after a seizure has taken place.  Read the full Attorney General’s Memorandum and the Structuring Policy Directive and story

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Federal Government After Decades Tries To Stop Local Authorities From Profiting on Asset Seizure Abuse Justified by Federal Law (But What About State Abuse)?

Posted by William Byrnes on January 19, 2015


Read the Notice sent to State Enforcement today, and links of previous coverage of this issue – at http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/intfinlaw/2015/01/federal-government-after-decades-tries-to-stop-local-authorities-from-profiting-on-asset-seizure-abu.html

 

01701_11_1_coverUse your Lexis subscription to access LexisNexis’ Money Laundering, Asset Forfeiture and Recovery and Compliance: A Global Guide – This treatise by William Byrnes with commentary and analysis of hundreds of AML experts from over 100 countries,  is designed to provide the compliance officer accurate analyses of the AML/CTF Financial and Legal Intelligence, law and practice in the nations of the world with the most current references and resources. This multi-volume treatise is organized around five main themes: 1. Money Laundering Risk and Compliance; 2. The Law of Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance; 3. Criminal and Civil Forfeiture; 4. Compliance and 5. International Cooperation.  As these unlawful activities can occur in any given country, it is important to identify the international participants who are cooperating to develop methods to obstruct these criminal activities.

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Money Laundering, Asset Forfeiture and Recovery … New LexisNexis Matthew Bender Title

Posted by William Byrnes on June 27, 2012


LexisNexis Matthew Bender has launched a online-only international title: Money Laundering, Asset Forfeiture and Recovery, and Compliance – A Global Guide.

Written by two California law professors (Professors William Byrnes & Robert Munro, Thomas Jefferson School of Law),

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English: Logo of Group of working out of financial measures of struggle against money-laundering (FATF) Русский: Логотип Группы разработки финансовых мер борьбы с отмыванием денег (ФАТФ) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Each nation has its own chapter with sections covering:

  • Anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing;
  • Criminal and civil forfeiture;
  • Compliance & risk; and
  • International cooperation.

The remaining nations of the world will be covered in quarterly updates scheduled to go live in 2012 and 2013.

Because the new product spans so many practice areas, it appears on seven area-of-law pages (Accounting, Banking, Criminal, Foreign Law, International Law, International Trade, and Taxation), plus Lexis Tax Center. Just look under “Search Analysis, Law Reviews & Journals”.

This title is also available as an ebook.

Link to the Book’s Introduction: 1 Money Laundering, Asset Forfeiture and Compliance INTRODUCTION

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Money Laundering, Asset Forfeiture and Recovery, and Compliance: A Global Guide

Posted by William Byrnes on December 2, 2011


Register now to access Money Laundering, Asset Forfeiture and Recovery, and Compliance: A Global Guide, and receive a complimentary chapter in PDF! Order before December 15, 2011 and save 20%!*

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Written by Professors William Byrnes & Robert Munro of Thomas Jefferson School of Law, the new publication contains in-depth coverage of the laws and government actions in 47 nations to combat money laundering, terrorist funding and similar practices. Each nation has its own chapter with sections covering:

  • Anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing;
  • Criminal and civil forfeiture;
  • Compliance & risk; and
  • International cooperation.

The remaining nations of the world will be covered in quarterly updates scheduled to go live in 2012 and 2013.

Because the new product spans so many practice areas, it appears on seven area-of-law pages (Accounting, Banking, Criminal, Foreign Law, International Law, International Trade, and Taxation), plus Lexis Tax Center.  Just look under “Search Analysis, Law Reviews & Journals”.

This title is also available as an ebook and mobile-book.

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LexisNexis® Tax Law Community Podcast: The Authors of “Money Laundering, Asset Forfeiture and Recovery, and Compliance–A Global Guide”

Posted by William Byrnes on November 21, 2011


click here for PodCast LexisNexis® Tax Law Community Podcast: The Authors of “Money Laundering, Asset Forfeiture and Recovery, and Compliance–A Global Guide”.

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Posted by William Byrnes on November 10, 2011


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