In the line of fire

When you think about money laundering and the people behind the effort to counter it, you don't exactly imagine James Bond. A more likely image would be a team of bleary-eyed back-office guys sifting through piles of transaction reports.

The mundane reality of anti-money laundering (AML) and fraud prevention lies somewhere in the middle – high-speed chases in powerboats down the Thames are uncommon when financial criminals are being arrested, but some impressive technology that could have come

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