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Money Laundering: Extent of Money Laundering through Credit Cards Is Unknown
GAO-02-670: Published: Jul 22, 2002. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 2002.
Money laundering is a serious issue; an estimated $500 billion are laundered annually. The extent to which money laundering through credit cards may be occurring, however, is unknown. Bank regulators, credit card industry representatives, and law enforcement officials interviewed by GAO indicated that credit card accounts were not likely to be used in the initial stage of money laundering, when il...
Anti-Money Laundering: Efforts in the Securities Industry
GAO-02-111: Published: Oct 10, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 2001.
To disguise illegally obtained funds, money launderers have traditionally targeted banks, which accept cash and arrange domestic and international fund transfers. However, criminals seeking to hide illicit funds may also be targeting the U.S. securities markets. Although few documented cases exist of broker-dealer or mutual fund accounts being used to launder money, law enforcement agencies are co...