Egmont Group News
The Role of Financial Intelligence Units in Fighting Corruption and Recovering Stolen Assets
A white paper on “The Role of Financial Intelligence Units in Fighting Corruption and Recovering Stolen Assets” was published by the Egmont Group in October, 2012. The objectives of this study were to increase awareness of corruption and asset recovery among FIUs, present case scenarios, good practices and parameters for FIUs to the fight against corruption, and describe the position and role of the FIU in the asset recovery process.
With the admission of ANIF Gabon, AMLU Jordan, CTAF Tunisia and FMD Tajikistan at its 20th Egmont Plenary and Heads of FIU Meeting held in Russia from 9th -13th July, 2012, the Egmont membership is now 131. This new intake will further strengthen the opportunities for information sharing in areas of particular regional and strategic significance.
Best Egmont Case Award
The 2012 Best Egmont Case Award was attributed to Rosfinmonitoring (Russia). The objectives of this annual initiative are to present useful, varied and well-defined ML/TF cases; give details on the methods and techniques used in laundering criminal proceeds and; provide incentives for FIU to share case information.