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What are some of the services not regulated?
Reflecting the lower risk of exposure to money laundering, payment of cost to lawyers, provision of legal advice, participation in litigation and will-writing are not regulated.
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What is the penalty for money laundering in the UK?
Money laundering under the Proceeds of Crime Act can lead to a sentence of up to 14 years in jail, or a large fine.
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What constitutes the act of money laundering?
Money laundering constitutes: concealing, discussing, converting and transferring criminal property, or removing it from the UK. entering into, or becoming concerned in, an arrangement which you know, or suspect, facilitates the acquisition, retention, use or control of criminal property by,...
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What determines the length of sentence for money laundering offence?
The length of the sentence largely depends on the amount of money involved. The seriousness of the offence increases with the amount of cash laundered.
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What should a Beneficial Owner, Officer or Manager (BOOM) do when they become subject of a relevant criminal conviction?
If an individual who has been approved as a Beneficial Owner, Officer or Manager (BOOM) becomes subject to a relevant criminal conviction, then they must inform their AML Supervisor within 30 days of the conviction. They must also inform their firm within 30 days of when they become aware of the...
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What are the obligations upon becoming suspicious of a client or transaction?
A SAR should be made to the relevant Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) upon becoming suspicious of a client or transaction.
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What happens if a Beneficial Owner becomes a subject of a criminal conviction?
When a Beneficial Owner becomes the subject of criminal conviction, the High Court, upon the application to the requisite AML Supervisor, can make an order to sell the Beneficial Owner’s interest in the firm.
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What is Office for Professional Body AML Supervision (OPBAS)?
The Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision (OPBAS) is a regulatory body set up by the government and came into effect 18 January 2018.
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Does the money laundering regulation apply if a firm does a mixture of regulated and unregulated work?
If a firm does a mixture of regulated and unregulated work, the Money Laundering Regulations only apply to the regulated aspects.
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What is the maximum sentence for acting as a Beneficial Owner, Officer or Manager (BOOM) when subject to a relevant criminal conviction?
The maximum sentence for acting as a Beneficial Owner, Officer or Manager (BOOM) when subject to a relevant criminal conviction is 2 years.
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Does the offence of tipping off only apply to persons in the regulated sector?
The offence of tipping off is not only restricted to the regulated sector. It also applies to those who are not in the regulated sector, where any person makes an unlawful disclosure likely to prejudice a money laundering investigation.
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