FinCEN EXTENDS AND BROADENS REAL ESTATE PURCHASE DISCLOSURES*

FinCEN EXTENDS AND BROADENS REAL ESTATE PURCHASE DISCLOSURES* | Eric P. Gonchar

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The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) is a bureau of the United States Department of Treasury. FinCEN’s mission statement is “to safeguard the financial system from illicit use and combat money laundering and promote national security through the collection, analysis and dissemination of financial intelligence and strategic use of financial authorities.” Their goal is to protect the country against financial crimes, money laundering, tax evasion and terrorist financing by obtaining and analyzing financial transaction data for law enforcement purposes.