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Electronic currency: Is it provided for money laundering?

The immediacy, the anonymity and little or no tracking of the e-currency transactions, they play a double role: for many, is a synonym of freedom, for others, You can facilitate the laundering of proceeds of crime.

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The Clinton list update: 11 people and 18 companies have been removed.

Enter the dreaded list Clinton supposed to deal with burdensome trade sanctions for individuals and companies included in the list. Through it, the United States Department of the Treasury, through its Office of foreign assets Control (OFAC, for its acronym in English) said natural and legal persons who considered that participate or provide services in networks of organized crime, particularly drug trafficking.

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Money laundering: preventive measures to be taken companies

Colombia has seen how organized crime networks cause deep damage to their citizenship and projected a negative image of the country.

The various Governments of the nation have signed international conventions to ensure the prosecution of numerous crimes. Following the famous maxim of “follow the money”, the legislation also seeks to pursue the assets derived from criminal activities, preventing your “wash” o “money-laundering” and making the financing of terrorism.

In this context, the past 19 February of the 2014, the Superintendency of companies, dependent of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and tourism, approved the “Circular external 304-000001” It imposes a series of obligations on companies that are already under surveillance.

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The Clinton list and new Colombian members

Recently 12 Colombians were included in the Clinton list, a compilation of people, companies and institutions that are vetoed by the United States Government, by being linked to transactions relating to drug trafficking, as well as the money laundering.

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Mexico will issue a list of individuals and companies related to the drug similar to the Clinton list

The last four years the Government of Mexico has unleashed a strong struggle with drug trafficking, that's why the Secretary of the Treasury, Luis Videgaray, said at a Conference in Washington, that will be a list of people and companies that are related to drug trafficking in Mexico.

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The America de Cali in the Clinton list: a history of glory and legal fight

The List Clinton It was created in the year of 1996 as a means of pressure against the acquisition of illicit moneys, It was included to all companies and individuals linked with the profit from drug trafficking money, applying utmost hardness sanctions that could range from high penalties until a final trade embargo.

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Possibly there will be a Clinton list for smugglers in Colombia

Due to interest from a group of special Dutch agents in the billionaire Paraguayan cigarette smuggling they enter legitimately by Aruba and Curacao and complete in hand of organized criminals who possess nearly the 20% national market, the Government of Juan Manuel Santos in conjunction with the police and the National Federation of departments They are studying measures for greater control on the illicit trade in cigarettes, gasoline and liquor.

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Consequences of investigations and subpoenas of the OFAC

What are the potential consequences of an investigation of the OFAC?

OFAC sees itself as playing a very important role in protecting the national security of the United States, and therefore it takes its program of sanctions very seriously. Punishes the intentional infringements and those which are purely accidental. When your compliance office deems appropriate, make criminal recommendations to the Department of Justice.

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Collaborate with the OFAC: Companies which have benefited?

Some recent examples suggest that OFAC rewards those who cooperate, with moderate penalties. This is part two of three, in examining the benefits of cooperating with the Office of foreign assets Control (OFAC).

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Potential benefits of cooperating with the OFAC

Recently arrangements in legal proceedings in the civil area have been promoted by the Office of foreign assets Control (OFAC) and these suggest that cover-ups, no crimes, they can lead to strict sanctions.

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