FinCEN Starts Global Investigations Division

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Friday, August 30, 2019

On August 28, 2019, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced the start of its Global Investigations Division (GID), which will have responsibility to implement targeted investigation strategies based on FinCEN’s unique authorities under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) to combat illicit finance threats and related crimes, both domestically and internationally.[1] FinCEN Director, Kenneth A. Blanco, announced Matthew Stiglitz, a former Principal Deputy Chief in the United States Department of Justice’s Criminal Division with 24 years of experience as a state and federal prosecutor, will head GID.