Article: ABN AMRO to pay $575M in money laundering settlement with Dutch authorities

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ABN AMRO to pay $575M in money laundering settlement with Dutch authorities

Jaclyn Jaeger, 19 April 2021

Dutch bank ABN AMRO on Monday reached a €480 million (U.S. $575 million) settlement with the Netherlands Public Prosecution Service (NPPS) to resolve money laundering charges.

The NPPS first informed ABN AMRO in 2019 the bank was the subject of a criminal investigation relating to potential violations of the Dutch Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing Act (AML/CTF Act). Recently, the NPPS added new charges of “damaging money laundering” to the case. Continue reading “Article: ABN AMRO to pay $575M in money laundering settlement with Dutch authorities”

Article: Danske Bank CEO Quits Amid Dutch Probe of Laundering Allegations

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Danske Bank CEO Quits Amid Dutch Probe of Laundering Allegations

Frances Schwartzkopff and Joost Akkermans, 19 April 2021

Danske Bank A/S is replacing Chris Vogelzang as chief executive officer after a Dutch money-laundering investigation implicated the former ABN Amro Bank NV executive, complicating the Danish lender’s efforts to get past its own scandal.

Vogelzang, who had run Denmark’s biggest bank for less than two years, will be replaced by Danske’s head of risk management, Carsten Egeriis. The move comes after authorities in the Netherlands named Vogelzang “a suspect in connection with their investigations of potential violations of Dutch legislation relating to the prevention of money laundering at ABN Amro,” Danske said. Continue reading “Article: Danske Bank CEO Quits Amid Dutch Probe of Laundering Allegations”

Article: ABN Amro Sees Quarterly Loss After $574 Million Settlement

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ABN Amro Sees Quarterly Loss After $574 Million Settlement

Joost Akkermans, 19 April 2021

ABN Amro Bank NV agreed to pay 480 million euros ($574 million) to end a Dutch investigation that found “serious shortcomings” in the lender’s processes to combat money laundering.

The amount will be booked in the first quarter and the lender expects a “modest” loss as a result, according to a statement on Monday. As part of the settlement, ABN Amro will pay a fine of 300 million euros and a disgorgement of 180 million euros, with the latter reflecting costs the lender had saved, according to the Dutch public prosecutor. Continue reading “Article: ABN Amro Sees Quarterly Loss After $574 Million Settlement”

Fined: ABN AMRO Clearing Chicago LLC Fined by FINRA

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ABN AMRO Clearing Chicago LLC Fined by FINRA

An AWC was issued in which the firm was censured and fined $150,000. Without admitting or denying the findings, the firm consented to the sanctions and to the entry of findings that it understated the portfolio margin requirements for accounts at various points in time. The findings stated that the firm incorrectly treated certain overthe-counter (OTC) equity securities, which are not margin eligible, as marginable securities. As a consequence, the firm understated the margin requirements for these accounts by millions of dollars.

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Article: NY DA Morgenthau wanted to end offshore bank & corporate secrecy

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NY DA Morgenthau wanted to end offshore bank & corporate secrecy

Lucy Komisar

The Komisar Scoop, 22 July 2019

Robert Morgenthau, who was the District Attorney of Manhattan for 33 years, died today at 99. He was a mortal enemy of the corrupt offshore bank and corporate secrecy system and used the fact of dollars settling in Manhattan banks to go after money-launderers throughout the world.

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