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Anti-Money Laundering: a Comparative Review of Legislative Development

Fasken
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The historical background of money laundering legislation began with the drug trade.  Initial AML efforts were introduced primarily to curb the ability of drug cartels to use the proceeds of their crimes to process money from illegal drug activity and build larger drug businesses. The key historical turning point of AML legislation was the Vienna Convention of 1988 (“Vienna Convention”), where 43 countries agreed on … Continue reading Anti-Money Laundering: a Comparative Review of Legislative Development »

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