what are some federal statutes that can be used to address terrorist financing
Federal Statutes on Terrorist Financing
Greetings members of the Police and Sheriff departments for Miami-Dade Metro, this memo is in regards to federal statutes on terrorist financing and how they relate to our culturally diverse city. [ Terrorist organizations require financial funding for a variety of reasons, from supplies, to training, media exposure, even bribes. Unfortunately, much
financial support for terror groups originates from within the United States itself. In order for us to thoroughly discuss this topic, we must first look at the statutes involved in addressing this problem. We will then look at some examples where these statutes have come into effect. After that we will be able to compare what works with the current structure, and what needs to be changed. Cooperation between this agency and those of the federal government will be the next topic. Finally, informing the civilian professionals in the economic sector of the importance of public awareness and due diligence in dealing with finances will be stressed. In conclusion we will rehash all of these points.
Federal Statutes Pertaining to Terrorist Financing
Federal statutes relating to terrorist finances fall into two time eras, pre 9/11 and post 9/11. Prior to the formation of the Patriot Act, controlling terrorist funding revolved around anti- money laundering. The basis for this was formed in 1970 with the BSA, or Bank secrecy Act. This was based around the Currency and Foreign Transaction Reporting Act or CFTRA. This required financial institutions to report transactions of $10,000.00 or more and allowed for apprehension of criminals by paper trail. This encompasses imports and exports also in these amounts. The International Emergency Economic Powers Act or IEEPA of 1977 allowed for restrictions on transactions of foreign currency and seizure of foreign assets under U.S. jurisdiction in the case of a national emergency. The Money Laundering Control Act of 1986 criminalized transactions dealing with money obtained through illegal acts or used to conceal or further such acts. The Annunzio-Wylie Anti-Money Laundering Act of 1992 increased the penalties on institutions found guilty of money laundering. ]
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