What is the goal Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Non-Cooperative Countries and Territories (NCCT) List?

The principal aim of the Non-Cooperative Countries and Territories (NCCT) Initiative was to reduce the vulnerability of the global financial system to money laundering by ensuring that all financial centres adopt and implement measures for the prevention, detection and prosecution of money laundering according to internationally standards.

 Jurisdictions that are subject to the FATF’s call for countermeasures or are subject to enhanced due diligence (EDD) due to their strategic AML/CFT deficiencies (black list)[1]

Click to access FATF-Public-Statement-June-21-2019.pdf


[1] http://www.fatf-gafi.org/publications/high-riskandnon-cooperativejurisdictions/documents/public-statement-november-2017.html

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How to predict the future !!!! by Antoinette Sydney

Your subconscious mind is a silent observer of your thoughts,words and action . Your subconscious mind does not understand negative commands . Check your thoughts hourly , conduct a weekly audit to see if your thoughts are negative or positive .

Develop positive affirmations that are easy to remember . Purchase the beads used in meditation and repeat your chant at least 108x. Honestly believe that it will come to past ,eliminate all doubt in your mind. See yourself graduating with that degree ,imagine your spouse congratulating you on that new business .

An important ingredient is “feeling”. You must feel that you have already received what you have asked of Source.

Your subconscious mind will now bring it to reality . It is now important for you to avoid all negativity ,go on a news fast . It is done.

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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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How do you create Cash Flow Projections to open Business Business Bank Account ?

There are two important aspects of a Cash Flow Projection:

1.An estimation of the total income that the business will receive in 1 month;

2.An estimation of all the expenses incurred by the business in 1 month.

Income

In order to determine the income that your business generates, you should be keeping a great record of all the money that you receive. It can be as simple as having a receipt book or using an excel sheet to list the amount of money earned. It can be more sophisticated by using accounting software or an application on your phone. As a business owner you must keep track of all the cash earned in order to determine how to make improvements to ensure that the business is sustainable.

Expenses

You should also have a well maintained record of the money that you are spending to further the business. You may keep a folder to store all receipts and log the respective sums in it. You may find that some expenses are fixed and are incurred monthly. Some examples of expenses are travelling expenses, raw materials.

You will basically subtract your expenses from your income to show whether the business is making a profit or a loss.

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No Weapon formed Against you will Prosper

She welcomed three bundles of joy last Friday night. She groomed the first kitten and look at him in astonishment. She was a mommy,she gave birth to her kittens under my staircase. The same spot that I placed her,to die comfortably ,six months ago. She suffered an injury to her mouth after she attempted to run across the street and a car ran into her. At the time,she experienced great pain and could not eat her food to regain strength. I put her favorite blanket and chew toy and smiled as I expected her departure.

Six months later,in this same spot,she gave birth to 3 lovely kittens. I reflected on life. Sometimes people think that they have set you up for failure . They devise plans and schemes to orchestrate your demise . The Universe will serve you justice and you will prosper where your enemies intended for you to perish.

Great things are on their way to you,because no weapon formed against you will be able to prosper. Every wicked plan for your life will return void unto the sender.

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What is a Sole Trader ?? Antoinette Sydney

A Sole Trader Is A Business Where The Individual Operates The Business.

It Is Basically The Person Trading As A Business Name.

There Is No Legal Separation Between The Person And The Entity .

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Must all employees of Listed Businesses complete AML Training?

Yes from director to door man. Rest easy, I have uploaded 100% free AML Training Sessions on Youtube.

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What does the way you walk say about you?

I have always been teased about the way I walk. I walk quickly, I pass people by on the sidewalks as though a dog I chasing me. I am oftentimes told that I would get a speeding ticket. I simply laugh at these jokes. In response, I say that I am “on a mission”. I could be on my way to class, on my way to the office or about to meet a friend, I walk with purpose.
Increasing your walking pace by 25% was one of the confidence building exercises in the Magic of Thinking Big . The author told of the games his mother played that consisted of watching passersby and observing their walking habits. His mother advised him that there was much to learn from observing the walking habits of people. The author said that psychologists link poor posture and sluggish walking to low self confidence. Psychologists also say that our attitudes can be changed by improving our posture and by increasing our speed of movement.


The author described 3 different groups of people based on their walking patterns. The first group are the “beaten people”, they “shuffle and stumble along through their life”. The second group of people are average and so is their walk, average. The last group of people exude “superconfidence” in the words of the author. These people walk faster than average, there is a sprint in the way they walk. Their walk tells the world “ I’ve got someplace important to go, something important to do”. Moreover, it tells the onlooker that the walker will succeed at anything he is about to do. The author advised that we should “throw our shoulders back, lift up our head and walk a little faster and feel confidence grow.

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Are Lawyers required to comply with the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) in Trinidad and Tobago?:AML Compliance Consultants

According to the CFATF Mutual Evaluation Report June 2016 “there is no evidence that the legal profession complies with AML/CFT measures in Trinidad and Tobago. This is a serious deficiency having regard for the significant role played by these professional as financial intermediaries (gatekeepers) in introducing and facilitating such a large percentage of financial transactions”.

Gatekeepers are professionals who can facilitate the entry of illicit money into the financial system . These professionals include: Accountants, Auditors, Lawyers, Notaries, Company Formation Agents.

In AML CFT terminology, lawyers fall under the umbrella term DNFB-Designated Non Financial Businesses and Professions.

The First Schedule of the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) captures lawyers as listed businesses but states that the lawyer is only accountable when performing the following functions on behalf of a client:

a)Buying and selling real estate;

b)Managing of client money, securities and other assets;

c)Management of banking, savings or securities and other assets;

d)Organization of contributions for the creation, operation or management of companies;

e)Creation, operation or management of legal persons or arrangements, and buying and selling of business entities.

Lawyers are susceptible to being used as a conduit to money launderers to facilitate their nefarious purposes.1

It is therefore imperative that local attorneys understand their AML/CFT obligations and comply with the FIU to safeguard their practice and to retain their reputation.

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Which lawyers are at risk?

Sole practitioners, small firms and large firms are all plagued by the risk of being used by money launderers and perpetrators of other financial crimes. A risk assessment ought to be conducted to ensure that measures are put in place that are commensurate with the risks posed by the customer.

What are attorneys required to do?

  • Register with the FIU;
  • Create a Compliance Program;
  • Appoint a Compliance Officer;
  • Submit a Fit and Proper Form for the Compliance Officer to be approved by the FIU;
  • Train staff on the Compliance Program;
  • Receive internal suspicious activity and transaction memos from staff;
  • Report Suspicious Activity in the SAR/STR to the FIU;
  • Undergo Continuous training;
  • Conduct an annual internal review of the Compliance Program;
  • Conduct annual external review of the Compliance Program.

How do money launderers use the legal and professional services  law firms and sole practitioners to launder their funds?

  • Creating corporate vehicles and complex legal entities such as trusts. These obscure the links between the proceeds of crime and the perpetrator.2
  • Buying and selling property can be used in the layering stage, or in the integration stage where the asset is purchased and retained.3
  • Performing financial transactions on behalf of a client (making deposits, issuing cheques, making and receiving wires, buying and selling stock).4
  • Providing financial and tax advice. Criminals may pose as wealthy individuals who need help sheltering wealth from tax.5

The issue of lawyers  providing advice to their client is controversial, as they have a confidential relationship with their clients.6

According to the CFATF Mutual Evaluation Report June 2016 at paragraph 260 “Financial Institutions (FIs) have indicated that they have particular concerns with doing business with real estate entities and lawyers that buy and sell real estate due to concerns that there is inadequate AML/CFT understanding and application of the requirements such as CDD”.

The Evaluators at paragraph 282 of the MER requested that there be collaboration between the FIU and the Law Association to make the legal fraternity aware the AML/CFT legislative requirements as well as their obligations to implement these requirements.

The Evaluators noted at paragraph 317 of the MER that there appears to be a gap in the registration of lawyers. The majority of lawyers opined that they did not qualify for inclusion as a listed business since their services did not fall withAre Lawyers required to comply with Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) in Trinidad and Tobago? clearly identify who should be registered.

Penalties

For the offence of Money Laundering, the penalty :

  • On summary conviction,  is  a fine of $10M & to imprisonment for 10 years
  • On Indictment, to a fine of $25M & to imprisonment for 15 years under POCA, S 53 (1)

For the offence of the Financing of Terrorism the penalty,

  • On conviction on indictment for  Individuals $5M & 25 years imprisonment;
  • On summary conviction Legal entities $5M & 5 years imprisonment  under Anti Terrorism Act s 22 A (3) (4) .

When must legal practitioners conduct Customer Due Diligence(CDD)?

When the services provided to the client falls under those services described in the First Schedule of the POCA. This CDD must be applied on a risk sensitive basis when lawyers  establish a “business relationship” with a client, when attorneys carry out an occasional transaction, when they suspect money laundering, when they suspect terrorist financing or when they doubt the veracity of identification documents.7

When must legal practitioners conduct Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD)?

For ongoing matters that present a higher risk of money laundering or terrorist financing, where the client has not been physically present for identification purposes or where the client is a Politically Exposed Person (PEP).8

Kevin Shepherd back in 2002 stated that “Some believe that the special relationship between lawyers and their clients gives lawyers an early inside view into crimes that could make their insights invaluable in the war on domestic and international criminal activity.”9

Lawyers as gatekeepers must start the Know Your Customer (KYC) process. “There is just no other current way of ensuring that the information an Financial Institution (FI) receives is not just a big cobweb of complexities created by a lawyer, helping the customer protect personal identification and corporate ownership information”.10

The time is coming when lawyers will be closely observed by the regulators as powerful and effective gatekeepers. Please get your affairs in order.

Antoinette Sydney LLB LEC CAMLFC CFRMP is an author and entrepreneur based in Trinidad and Tobago.

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References

1 – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/criminal-activities/anti-money-laundering-solicitors-front-line-defence

2- 6 http://aml-expert.com/study-notes/Gatekeepers:_Accountants_Auditors_Lawyers_Notaries_Company_Formation_Agents

7-8 https://www.niceactimize.com/blog/Regulation-of-UK-lawyers-as-gatekeepers-for-AML-538

9-10 http://www.cypressresources.com/blog/aml-gatekeepers-engage

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Updated 5th May 2020