The Department of the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) published issues 28 through 32 of its FinCEN Advisory in April 2002. Copies are attached for your information. These issues may also be accessed from FinCEN's Web site at
FinCEN Advisory is designed to keep financial institutions, regulatory agencies and law enforcement agencies advised of trends and developments related to money laundering and financial crime. The periodical provides intelligence and analysis for case support to federal, state, local and international law enforcement and regulatory agencies, while furnishing financial communities with the information they need to help prevent and detect financial crime. For more information about FinCEN programs, visit FinCEN's Web site at http://www.fincen.gov/.
In a continuing effort to assist banks in Bank Secrecy Act compliance, anti-money laundering efforts, and prevention and detection of other financial crimes, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) forwards each issue of FinCEN Advisory to FDIC-supervised banks. Please circulate copies to each department of your institution with Bank Secrecy Act compliance and internal security responsibilities.
General comments or questions about FinCEN publications should be addressed to FinCEN's Office of Communications at (703) 905-3773. Comments also may be faxed to FinCEN at (703) 905-3885.
For your reference, all FDIC Financial Institution Letters published since January of 1995 may be found on the FDIC's Web site at www.fdic.gov under "Newsroom, Events, FOIA." For information on receiving automatic notification of the issuance of Financial Institution Letters, please go to www.fdic.gov/news/news/announcements/index.html.
Distribution: FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)
NOTE: Paper copies of FDIC financial institution letters may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC 20434 (800-276-6003 or (703) 562-2200).