FinCEN Files

The FinCEN Files are leaked documents from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), that have been investigated by BuzzFeed News International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), and globally publicised on 20 September 2020. The reports describe over 200,000 suspicious financial transactions valued at over US$2 trillion that occurred from 1999 to 2017 across multiple global financial institutions. The documents appear to show that while both the banks and the United States Government had this financial intelligence, they did little to stop activities such as money laundering. The information implicates financial institutions in more than 170 countries who played a role in the facilitation of money laundering and other fraudulent crimes. Journalists around the world have criticized both the banks and the US government, the BBC stating it shows how


The FinCEN Files are leaked documents from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), that have been investigated by BuzzFeed News International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), and globally publicised on 20 September 2020. The reports describe over 200,000 suspicious financial transactions valued at over US$2 trillion that occurred from 1999 to 2017 across multiple global financial institutions. The documents appear to show that while both the banks and the United States Government had this financial intelligence, they did little to stop activities such as money laundering. The information implicates financial institutions in more than 170 countries who played a role in the facilitation of money laundering and other fraudulent crimes. Journalists around the world have criticized both the banks and the US government, the BBC stating it shows how "world's biggest banks have allowed criminals to move dirty money around the world", and BuzzFeed News claiming the files "offer an unprecedented view of global financial corruption, the banks enabling it, and the government agencies that watch as it flourishes."
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