International Assets

You’ll Want to Keep Your Money

July 30, 2013 Anti-Money Laundering

You might be aware that financial institutions are required to report deposits of $10,000 or more by filing what is called a “Currency Transaction Report,” or CTR.  What you might not know is that it is that making multiple deposits of less than $10,000, in multiple accounts, in order to avoid the CTR reporting threshold, […]

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Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)

March 2, 2012 Commentary

New U.S. Regulations | Wide-Ranging Implications for Banks Operating in Latin America and the Caribbean The U.S. Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department recently released much-anticipated proposed regulations for implementing the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). Wide-ranging implications for banks operating in Latin America and the Caribbean are expected. According the U.S. IRS […]

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Private Equity and Hedge Fund Investments in Bank Holding Companies: Finding a Safe Harbor in the Federal Reserve’s Regulatory Maze

September 8, 2011 Federal Reserve

Guest post by Xingjian Zhao, Diaz Reus & Targ, LLP Bank Holding Company Act and Change in Bank Control Act are two laws that affect investment in bank holding companies. The credit crisis that gripped U.S. and global financial markets, and the ensuing economic meltdown, have created fresh investment opportunities for private equity and hedge […]

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Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists 2011 Conference

May 9, 2011 Anti-Money Laundering

Viva Las Vegas!   Las Vegas – September 19-21, 2011: The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) ACAMS 10th Annual conference is packed with practical information including newly revamped and highly interactive sessions led by experts from leading global organizations. [See highlights below] Diaz Reus is pleased to be the Diamond Sponsor for this […]

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MORRISON V. NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK: EFFECTS AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES

April 22, 2011 Commentary

Guest post by Joseph Gulino, DRRT Investigations, Governance & Compliance. Miami, Florida First published by the ABA International Section of Law, January 2011, Volume 6, Issue 4. MORRISON V. NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK: EFFECTS AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES With the decision in Morrison v. National Australia Bank (NAB), the U.S. Supreme Court drastically changed the landscape of […]

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Diaz Reus Blunts Criminal Sentence for Taiwanese Businessman’s OFAC Violation

August 31, 2010 China

Diaz, Reus & Targ, LLP Successfully Blunts Criminal Sentence For Taiwanese Businessman’s OFAC Violation (U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida – Case Number 10-20246-CR-Jordan) On Friday, August 27, Taiwanese businessman Yi-Lan “Kevin” Chen was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in federal prison by U.S. District Court Judge Adalberto Jordan, successfully avoiding a severe sentence […]

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Recovering Assets from International Financial Fraud

July 20, 2010 Caribbean

The element of surprise. Tracking monies stolen by a Ponzi-scheme architect being prosecuted by the SEC, our investigators and attorneys found $15 million secreted in Panama accounts and moved to repatriate the assets. But two days before the freeze orders hit, the bad guys got tipped off by corrupt bank officials and moved the cash […]

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Guevara Reward in Peru Spy Case Blocked by 11th Circuit

June 27, 2010 International Assets

In December 2000, Jose Guevara, a former Venezuelan intelligence agent, was introduced by his second cousin to an international fugitive, the target of an international manhunt. Then, spurred in part by the allure of a $5 million reward, Guevara helped authorities capture the fugitive, former Peruvian spy master Vladimiro Montesinos. Montesinos’ capture was considered a […]

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The World Expo in Shanghai China Expected to Draw 70 Million People Worldwide

June 18, 2010 China

Largest event ever in the 150 history of global expositions. The World Expo in Shanghai China is expected to attract over 70 million people worldwide who will visit exhibitors from more than 200 countries. The six-month world exhibition, which is themed “Better City, Better Life,” runs May 1-Oct. 31, 2010, and will be located on […]

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Freezing Argentina Assets

June 12, 2010 Argentina

While perhaps not as egregious a ploy as Ponzi schemes à la Madoff and Stanford, the Argentine bond swindle hurts investors just the same. Argentine Government’s Refusal to Meet Bondholder Obligations The Argentina government’s refusal to meet bondholder allegations for years—without any justification—ranks as international financial malfeasance demanding remedy. Luckily, after a half-decade legal struggle, […]

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