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Money Laundering Schemes Hit Vancouver's Real Estate Market

Posted 05/21/15

Vancouver Real Estate and Undeclared Cash at the Canadian Border.

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Presentation to Commonwealth Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies

Posted 05/21/15

I'm happy to be presenting at the 5th Commonwealth Review Meeting of Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa

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Charity Fraud Funds Terrorism

Posted 03/17/15

Charitable funds purportedly raised to alleviate hunger, provide emergency aid, and educate children often ends up funding arms, weapons, and terror.

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Personal Liability for Compliance Officers

Posted 03/17/15

The UK is the most recent jurisdiction to hold a Compliance Officer personally responsible for the systemic deficiencies of his employer.

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Terrorist financing, money laundering, and the Canadian jewellery industry (Part 9)

Posted 03/02/15

Complying with this legislation is demanding and technical. It’s also something you might not want to tackle on your own. Before you get too angry at the federal government, just take a moment to reflect on the true source of your angst.

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Terrorist financing, money laundering, and the Canadian jewellery industry (Part 8)

Posted 02/26/15

Recently, I attended a Canadian jewellery show and spoke with a number of jewellers about their AML compliance programs. The folks I met generally grouped themselves into two separate camps.

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Terrorist financing, money laundering, and the Canadian jewellery industry (Part 7)

Posted 02/24/15

Among other functions, FATF conducts mutual evaluation reports (MERs) of member states to determine the degree to which they have incorporated the 40 recommendations into domestic law, as well as their compliance.

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Terrorist financing, money laundering, and the Canadian jewellery industry (Part 6)

Posted 02/19/15

The act and regulations are very specific about what activities a dealer in precious metals and stones (DPMS) reporting entity is required to complete and how, the records that need to be kept and how, and how compliance is to be documented.

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Terrorist financing, money laundering, and the Canadian jewellery industry (Part 5)

Posted 02/17/15

FINTRAC Guideline 6(l) “Record Keeping and Client Identifications for Dealers in Precious Metals and Stones” provides additional interpretation of the exceptions identified in Section 39(1).

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Terrorist financing, money laundering, and the Canadian jewellery industry (Part 4)

Posted 02/13/15

The threshold at which a dealer in precious metals and stones (DPMS) becomes a reporting entity and subject to the requirements of this legislation is described in Section (39)1 of the regulations.

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