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September 2011

As was reported in our last blog post about Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs), such reports are critically important to the U.S. government’s efforts to detect complex criminal activity. FinCEN, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s office responsible for analyzing such

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In a case initiated from a Suspicious Activity Report review team, a Federal government accountant pleaded guilty to theft of public money and money laundering. The case began when an alert bank noticed several unusual transactions, including large cash payments

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Last Friday, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced the imposition of a $25,000 civil penalty against Mohamed Sheikh for alleged violations of the Bank Secrecy Act. Specifically, the assessment alleges that Sheikh willfully violated the structuring requirements of the

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Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced that a nationwide takedown by Medicare Fraud Strike Force operations in eight cities has resulted in charges against 91 defendants, including doctors, nurses, and other medical

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Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced yesterday that David Rosen, the former CEO of MediSys Health Network, was found guilty in Manhattan federal court for participating in a scheme to bribe New

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It’s been reported that Stewart David Nozette, a former U.S. government scientist with NASA, has pleaded guilty to one count of attempted espionage for trying to sell classified information to an undercover FBI agent posing as an Israeli spy. The

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The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FinCEN, is an enforcement branch of the U.S. Treasury Department. FinCEN was established in 1990 to investigate financial crimes, such as money laundering and fraud. In 1994, the branch increased in power when it

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The United States Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of Florida announced that 10 defendants have been charged in an indictment unsealed today. The indictment, the result of “Operation Crystal Ball,” focused on a group of individuals claiming to be

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