Bridging the Week by Gary DeWaal: May 14 to 18 and May 21, 2018 (AML; Suspicious Transactions; Disgorgement; Fake ICO)

Published Date: May 21, 2018

The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority collectively fined a broker-dealer over US $6.1 million for not having an anti-money laundering program reasonably designed to detect and report suspicious activities, and not reporting a number of questionable transactions. Separately, during a House of Representatives’ committee appearance, the co-heads of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement bemoaned recent time restrictions imposed on enforcement actions for disgorgement, while the SEC itself launched an initial coin offering that purposely was a fraud – but it was a very good fraud! As a result, the following matters are covered in this week’s edition of Bridging the Week:

Bridging the Week is not scheduled to publish on May 28; the next scheduled edition is June 4.

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Gary DeWaal

Gary DeWaal is currently Special Counsel with Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP in its New York office focusing on financial services regulatory matters. He provides advisory services and assists with investigations and litigation.

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