FinCEN Files: Investigation into Dirty Money Transfers from Major Global Banks

At least $ 2 trillion in suspicious transactions were carried out between 2000 and 2017 by several major global banks. This is what an investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, made up of 400 journalists from the media in 88 countries, including the investigation units of Radio France and the newspaper Le Monde, reveals.
For their investigation, ICIJ journalists were able to obtain "suspicious activity reports". These are top-secret documents that US bank internal compliance officials send to US financial intelligence agencies when they detect questionable money transfers.

According to these documents, 2,000 billion dollars in suspicious transactions may have been carried out. It is dirty money linked to drugs, corruption, organized crime and terrorism.

Large banks are singled out like JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Bank of New York Mellon or HSBC. They ensure, however, that they make significant efforts to combat financial crime an…

France records its heaviest record since the start of the pandemic

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France records its heaviest record since the start of the pandemic

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Olivier Véran also called on the French not to be relaxed about the containment, which he considered "the visible impact (...) in the territories where the virus circulates a lot". But "it's not over" and "the pressure is still very strong, enormous on hospitals, that's why I say that confinement must continue (…) the time is right to stay with us and to continue this containment effort, "he insisted.