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FinCEN! Files! Ho! Hum!

I think I like it better with the exclamation points… New episode of Mr, Watchlist’s DesigNation – delving below the sensationalist reporting on the FinCEN Files. Hint: I don’t think it should be as fear-inducing as BuzzFeed News and ICIJ would like it to be. After all, I think we’ve […]

FinCEN detail on its Civil Monetary Penalty

From today’s CMP assessment of $60,000,000 on Larry Dean Harmon: IV. CIVIL MONEY PENALTYFinCEN determined that Mr. Harmon, in his roles with Helix and Coin Ninja, willfully violated the BSA and its implementing regulations, as described in this ASSESSMENT and Attachment A, and that grounds exist to assess a civil […]

FinCEN penalizes Bitcoin mixer for AML violations

First Bitcoin “Mixer” Penalized by FinCEN for Violating Anti-Money Laundering Laws Contact Office of Strategic Communications, 703-905-3770 Immediate Release October 19, 2020 WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has assessed a $60 million civil money penalty against Larry Dean Harmon, the founder, administrator, and primary operator of Helix and Coin Ninja, convertible virtual […]

FBAR Extensions: Not for everyone

FBAR Clarification October 15, 2020   An October 14, 2020 posting on the BSA E-Filing website implied a filing extension for all Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) filers until December 31, 2020. The extension until December 31, 2020 is only available for victims of recent natural disasters: Link: FinCEN FBAR Relief […]

FinCEN issues supplemental Human Trafficking Advisory

FinCEN Issues Supplemental Advisory on Identifying and Reporting Human Trafficking and Related Activity The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued an advisory today to help financial institutions identify and report human trafficking. It is imperative that financial institutions enable their detection and reporting of suspicious transactions by becoming aware of […]

FinCEN provides more FBAR relief

FinCEN Provides FBAR Relief to Victims of Recent Natural Disasters Filers Have Until December 31, 2020 to File The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced today that victims of the California Wildfires, the Iowa Derecho, Hurricane Laura, the Oregon Wildfires, and Hurricane Sally have until December 31, 2020, to file Reports of Foreign […]