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    Hidden ownership in high-end real estate


    Title: OCEG: Hidden ownershipThis latest installment of the Compliance Week/OCEG GRC Illustrated series explores how fraudsters are using high-end real estate to launder money.

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    FinCEN escalates crackdown on shell companies


    The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network has expanded efforts to require that title insurance companies identify the true owners behind shell companies used to pay for high-end real estate.

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    Treasury Moves to Shine a Light on Real Estate Transactions


    Recently, the U.S. Treasury Department said it would begin demanding to know the names of folks behind the shell companies, which ultra-wealthy foreigners use to hide behind multimillion-dollar real estate purchases. Efforts by the U.S. Treasury Department to police more closely large cash purchases of real estate as a method ...