Top 10 ways to Launder Drug Money through a Casino: Free Anti Money Laundering Training in Trinidad!!

In casinos it is normal practice for patrons to enter with large sums of cash on their person. They sometimes go to the cashier’s cage and pay their cash and receive a chit or chips. They return to the table or game and place their bets. In Trinidad, casinos are called Private Members Clubs. Recently many restaurants also have a room where there is a roulette machine and various slot machines where patrons can gamble.

Here a 10 ways that money obtained from illegal activities can be laundered through a casino.

1.The casino may accept dirty cash and perform bank-like services where they may also facilitate money lending services;

2. An individual can go to the casino with dirty money and do some gambling, then cash out the chips and leave. I was told of an instance in Trinidad where the wife of a certain licensing officer was going to a certain private members club with $10,000 every night. Her husband gave her this money from bribe payments that he collected to issue licenses.

3.Friends or associates can be recruited to take a certain sum of cash each and they will also be given instructions to gamble on certain tables or machines and different casinos and locations. Each person can be paid a commission. They will also be told when to leave the casino of course after they receive their winnings or cash the chit or coins. ;

4.Use money obtained from criminal activities to purchase food and beverages with cash  that will be prepared and sold or shared at the private members club. All receipts will be kept;

5.Employees salaries can be paid with dirty cash as a business expense;

6. A limited liability can be incorporated and a company bank account can be opened. The name of the company can be something related to the gambling industry, such as a security consulting firm.  All winnings from gambling can be deposited in this account. If required to disclose source of funds, you can show the chit or receipt from the casino;

7.Use online gambling casinos and play with bitcoin that may request an email address and a password. Your winnings will be paid to you using bitcoin;

8.Rent for the casino can be paid in cash derived from the proceeds of crime;

9.The entire casino can be used as a front to a money laundering operation. To keep up appearances, there can be drink specials, food on sale. I was in a maxi taxi and I heard the front seat passenger tell the driver about a new restaurant in east Trinidad where beers were being sold for $21.00 TTD.  The driver exclaimed that he doubted that the restaurant would be profitable. The co-pilot stated the restaurant was being used to wash money, so it would definitely be profitable.

10.Dirty money can be used to gamble at the casino and then winnings can be transferred to a the bank account of a charity that was created to wash money.

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Ten Profitable Pandemic Products!! Start your Business

Hello human!! I want to thank you for reading my post during your 2020 quarantine! I understand that your schedule is very demanding…

I have compiled a list of 10 products that remain profitable during this current season that many are calling a “pandemic”.

These should provide you with business ideas that you can start now or after quarantine

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Here are the products:

1.Bathroom tissue;

2.Cleaning Supplies;

3.Water;

4.Vegetables

5.Dry Goods;

6.Protective Gear;

7.Ebooks;

8.Online courses;

9.Alcohol;

10.Cigarettes!

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Registers to be maintained by a regulated entity for the purposes of the Regulator : AML Compliance Consultant

Record keeping is a major part of Anti-Money Laundering. As such , the following registers must be kept for the regulators as well as the auditors:

Register of Correspondence received from the regulator;

Register of Internal Suspicious Activity Reports (SARS) received from staff;

Register of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARS) and Suspicious Transaction Reports (STRs) submitted to the regulator;

Register of Law Enforcement Request for Information.

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New $50,000 Source of Funds Declaration (SOFD) threshold in Trinidad and Tobago

In Trinidad and Tobago, for the purposes of completing a Source of Funds Declaration (SOFD)  a large transaction is now $50,000TTD according to Legal Notice No. 356 of 2019.

The Miscellaneous Provisions (Proceeds of Crime and Central Bank) Act No 22, 2019 has amended Section 55 (3C) of the Proceeds of Crime Act Chap. 11:27 (POCA) and Regulation 11 (1) of the Financial Obligations Regulations (FORs), 2010. 

It follows that your Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism Proliferation Financing Compliance Program must be updated to reflect this change. A suspicious transaction can also be below this $50,00 threshold and reporting entities can file Suspicious Transaction Reports for transactions that fall below this amount.

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Top 10 ways to Launder Drug Money through a Supermarket : Free Anti Money Laundering Training in Trinidad!! Must watch

“It was my first job,packing the groceries in bags and boxes at the supermarket. My supervisor handed me a brown paper bag and instructed me to take it upstairs accompanied by the security guard on duty at the grocery. I peeked inside the brown bag and there were coils of $100 notes in TTD cuurency. This was not the cash from the cash registers because there are set times where all the cashiers would clear their drawers. I delivered the bag upstairs as instructed and returned behind cash register #5 where I was placed for the page.” These were the words of my client. I told him that tomorrow he would appear before the Magistrate and would be asked if he pleaded guilty or not guilty to the charges.

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Is your local supermarket a front for a money laundering operation ? It is possible. Supermarkets are cash intensive businesses and many of them in Trinidad, do not accept Linx. There are other supermarkets that will even change your government issued disability checks as long as you purchase a few items.

Below are the Top 10 Ways to Launder Dirty Money using a Supermarket:

1.Use dirty cash as float or change to be used by cashiers to give to customers;

2.Use cash gained from illegal activities to pay suppliers such as fresh fruits and vegetables vendors,coconut water suppliers. Some suppliers accept cash only or even extend 7 days or 30 days credit to the supermarket;

3.Employees of the supermarket can be paid in cash weekly with the proceeds of crime. Most staff of a supermarket receive cash payments in brown a envelope;

4.Bags of dirty cash can be deposited into the supermarket’s business bank account as cash from sales;

5.Rent for the premises of the supermarket can be paid with dirty money;

6.Utilities such as electricity, internet and water can be paid with money obtained from illegal activities;

7.Accept checks from recipients of disability checks issued by the Government and pay them with cash gained from criminal activities;

8.Dirty Cash in small denominations ($10 bills, $20 bills) can be given to the cashier and she will exchange it with $100 bills, or just change the notes;

9. The grocery can sell items wholesale such as cigarettes and alcohol to a bar that is also owned by the proprietor of the supermarket ,dirty cash will be used for this purchase;

10.Cash can be accepted and fake invoices generated and the grocery issues a checks to the criminal.

About the Author: Antoinette Sydney LLB LEC CAMLFC CFRMP, Bar No. SYA2015211, Attorney at Law. The author is the first Online Lawyer based in Trinidad and Tobago. She has clients in Guyana, St Vincent, Barbados, the British Virgin Islands and North America. She specializes in Corporate Law and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance. She helps clients to start their Online Business Empire.

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What is Wire Stripping? Free AML Training

Money launderers use wire transfers daily to move dirty cash between countries and bank accounts[1]. They also use wire transfers to distance illegal funds from their original source.  The objective is to move the dirty money from one bank account to another and from one jurisdiction to another. This makes it difficult for Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA) to trace the origin of the money.

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In executing their correspondent banking services and daily payment operation banks are now exposed to wire stripping which impacts on cross-border banking activity. The failure on the part of Financial Institutions (FI) to monitor or prevent wire stripping will render FIs unable to screen and stop payments to designated entities and individuals[2].

Wire Stripping defined

It is the deliberate act of changing or removing material information from wire payments or instructions, thus making it difficult if not impossible to identify and restrict payments to and from sanctioned individuals, entities or countries.

How is it done

FIs may conceal or simply removing true originators from transactions processed through US banks in order to avoid the sanctions-monitoring programs put in place by those institutions. The FI may weed out, tamper, or even alter the payment details of the transfer with respect to[3]:

-the ordering client;

-The beneficiary client details such as (country, address, name);

-the origin of goods and

-sea ports involved.

Some FIs even advised originating banks on how to format their transfers in a manner that would allow the transactions to avoid detection completely[4].

Result

These FIs were subjected to regulatory fines and suffered irreparable reputational damage.

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Sources


[1] https://www.riskscreen.com/kyc360/article/implementing-sanctions-screening-and-due-diligence-methods-for-products-and-payments/

[2] https://www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/Understanding_sanctions:_wire_stripping_-_managing_compliance_risk/%24File/1308-1124709_Wire%20Stripping%20.pdf

[3] https://www.riskscreen.com/kyc360/article/implementing-sanctions-screening-and-due-diligence-methods-for-products-and-payments/

[4] https://www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/Understanding_sanctions:_wire_stripping_-_managing_compliance_risk/%24File/1308-1124709_Wire%20Stripping%20.pdf

What are Shell Companies ?:

A shell company is considered to be an incorporated company with no independent operations, significant assets, ongoing business activities, or employees. Shell companies tend to be…holding companies.[1]

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To launder money, the shell company purports to perform some service that would reasonably require its customers to often pay with cash.

The launderer then deposits the money with the shell company, which deposits it into its business bank accounts. The company then creates fake invoices and receipts to account for the cash. Such transactions create the appearance of legitimacy and clean money.

The shell company can then make withdrawals and either return the money to the initial criminal or pass the money on to further shell companies before returning it to further disguise who initially deposited the money[2].


[1] https://aml-cft.net/library/shell-company/

[2] https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/money_laundering

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Why are PEPS considered high risk customers ?Antoinette Sydney

According to the FATF , Politically Exposed Persons are considered to be higher risk customers because of their status and influence. This can be used to commit money laundering offences and other predicate offences.

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How to conduct EDD on PEPS? AML Compliance Consultants

The following steps are required to conduct Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) on Politically Exposed Persons (PEPS):

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  1. Ensuring that appropriate risk-management systems are in place to determine whether the customer or the beneficial owner is a PEP, or immediate family member or close associate of a PEP (Reg. 20 (2);
  2. Obtaining senior management approval BEFORE establishing (continuing, for existing customers) the business relationship (Reg 20 (4);
  3. Ensuring that reasonable measures are taken to determine the source of wealth and source of funds (Reg. 20 (5); and
  4. Conducting enhanced on-going monitoring of the business relationship (Reg. 20 (5).

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