Post at a glance:
- FinCEN imposes $8 million penalty against California’s biggest and oldest card club
- Club failed to implement and maintain an effective anti-money laundering (AML) program and failed to detect, deter, and report suspicious transactions
- Enforcement action serves as valuable reminder of scope of Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)
As mentioned in our prior AML Update, the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) continues to aggressively enforce anti-money laundering and other financial crimes laws.
The latest target? California’s biggest and oldest card club, Artichoke Joe’s.