Federal Money Laundering Enforcement Efforts Lag
(14 Dec 2012) For the recently ended fiscal year 2012, there were 310 new criminal prosecutions for money laundering offenses, according to the latest available data from the Justice Department. This number is down by 4 percent from last year, and down 40 percent from a peak reached in fiscal year 2005, the first year of the second administration of President George W. Bush.

Of the 310 money laundering prosecutions in FY 2012, Justice Department records showed that more than two out of three (222 of the total, or 72 percent) were non-drug-related and only 88 (or 28 percent) were drug-related. Drug-related money laundering prosecutions are down 12 percent from last year and down 60 percent from seven years ago; other money laundering prosecutions are unchanged from last year and down 24 percent from seven years ago.

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