US: HUMAN AND CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS OPPOSE THE COMBATING MONEY LAUNDERING, TERRORIST FINANCING, AND COUNTERFEITING ACT OF 2019

On 17th July, a group of organisations, including the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the American Civil Liberties Union, sent an open letter to Congress to oppose the Combating Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2019.   This Bill, it said, would contribute to the growing overcriminalization in federal criminal law, would criminalise actions that cause no social harm, carries harsh prison sentences that contribute to mass incarceration and coerced guilty pleas, and raises Fourth Amendment concerns by expanding the government’s ability to obtain sensitive information without a warrant or judicial process.  The letter details objections to various provisions in the Bill.

https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/07/17/human-and-civil-rights-groups-oppose-combating-money-laundering-terrorist-financing

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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