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Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is a part of the United States of America's Department of the Treasury. Established on April 25, 1990, FinCEN collects information about financial transactions and analyses it to prevent domestic and international money laundering, terrorist financing, and other financial crimes.
Why is FinCEN in news
Panama Papers, Paradise Papers and now, FinCEN Files. The case sheds light into the dubious transactions involving potential money laundering, terrorism, drug dealing or financial fraud around the world. In 2020, media houses, who are part of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and 109 other news publications, uncovered stories of suspected cases of financial frauds worth $2 trillion. These transactions took place between 2000 and 2017.
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