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INSIGHT: FinCEN Director says AML regime must reflect ‘modern national security needs,’ warns of ‘broader set of criminals’ who use US system to ‘facilitate bad acts’

By Elizabeth Hearst for AMLi

The Director of the US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has called for an AML/CFT regime that “reflects modern national security needs” in 2022. 

Speaking as part of the ABA/ABA Financial Crimes Enforcement Conference, Himamauli Das warned that “counterterrorism will always be a core priority”, but revealed there was a “far broader set of criminals who use [the US] financial system to facilitate their bad acts”.

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