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Readers of this journal may find it useful to have a short note about the implications for control over money laundering of the government's proposals in the Financial Services and Markets Bill. This Bill was introduced into the House of Commons in June 1999, and is presently going through the...
The forces of globalisation have had a profound effect on the world's economies and it should come as no surprise that they have given new opportunities for organised crime and new challenges for legal systems and law enforcement. While the phenomenon of organised crime is not new, it has been...
The financial services industry is recognised as one of the prime participants in the worldwide battle against money laundering. However, this participation docs expose the industry and the whole financial services system to a number of problems and dangers. Many of these dangers are theoretical...
The fight against corruption and money laundering is a universal phenomenon. Corruption has a negative impact on the economy and, in the long run, on economic prosperity. Corruption, as part of economic crime, can flourish in circumstances where it is given incentives and where countervailing...
As any prosecutor will confirm, professional organised criminals require efficient facilities to launder the proceeds of crime traditionally in cash but increasingly in other forms of property.
Money laundering is established as a criminal offence and, to date, the prosecution of money laundering has been the responsibility of the Criminal Prosecution Service CPS and the Serious Fraud Office SFO. However, the Financial Services and Markets Bill will provide the Financial Services...
Much has been written and spoken about the theory of designing and implementing anti moneylaundering procedures in financial institutions in the UK. Such analysis, it has to be said, while valuable, is generally made by those who inhabit the groves of academia and by learned friends from the...
The activities of professional advisers, particularly lawyers has, in the past, caused considerable concern in the field of moneylaundering activities, due in no small part to the existence of the secrecy generated by the attorneyclient privilege.
Fraud has never respected national boundaries. But the advent of the Internet and modern technology has increased the ease with which money and documents can be transferred worldwide. The Fraud Advisory Panel's first annual report estimates that fraud could be costing 5bn a year and is likely to...
This paper consists of two parts, the second of which will be published in the next issue of this Journal Volume 3, Number 3. The second part of this paper will deal with the legal framework of the European Union.
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