Laundering the Proceeds of Public Sector Corruption
World Bank, April 2009
50 Pages Posted: 7 Apr 2009 Last revised: 1 May 2011
While much has been written about how anti-money laundering laws might be used to prevent or uncover official corruption there has been little empirical analysis of actual cases. Such an examination suggests that there are a number of recurring patterns of corruption that do not involve cash. These patterns suggest ways in which financial institutions might better detect the laundering of official corruption.
Keywords: Financial Action Task Force Standard, FATF, FATF 40, Money Laundering, Public Sector, Patterns of Corruption, Features of Corruption, Financial Institutions
JEL Classification: K14, K23, K42
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