On 14 April, FinCEN issued an Advisory urging financial institutions to focus their efforts on detecting the proceeds of foreign public corruption — a priority for the US Government. The Advisory provides typologies and potential indicators of kleptocracy and other forms of foreign public corruption, namely bribery, embezzlement, extortion, and the misappropriation of public assets. It also reminded one of the Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Rewards Program, which offers rewards payments for information leading to seizure, restraint, or forfeiture of assets linked to foreign government corruption, including the Government of the Russian Federation.
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