Regulators get tough on anti-money laundering enforcement

Financial Crime

LONDON - Although regulators on both sides of the Atlantic have been busy mopping up the financial mess and searching for a long-term solution to the crisis, enforcing anti-money laundering (AML) regulations has certainly not fallen off their radar. In the UK, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) has fined London-based corporate advisory firm Sindicatum £49,000, and its money-laundering reporting officer (MLRO) Michael Wheelhouse £17,500 for AML failures. In the US, the Federal