The monstrous amount of fines has placed banks (not just HSBC) in a much more cautious mode on issues such as money laundering. DPAs like any deferred punishment [have] an effect in relation to an approach to the ”sword of Damocles,” but there are different schools of thought on the amount of deferred persecution of santen in itself. On April 20, 2020, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) announced that the Industrial Bank of Korea (IBK) has agreed to a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) and a us$51 million fine in connection with a single-charge investigation accusing IBK of violating the Se Act (BSA) Bank. On the same day, the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced an agreement with the IBK, including a $35 million fine, and the New York Attorney General (NYAG) announced a non-prosecution agreement regarding the same behavior. What about the prosecution? There are still very few, if that is the case. Whether it`s MLROs or executives, there are no prosecutions in good conscience. This issue remains unchanged in the banking sector. The agreements deal with the failures of the IBK, managing an effective anti-money laundering program in their New York subsidiary (IBKNY) over a long period of time, during which a U.S. citizen, Kenneth Zong, and several co-conspirators, including several Iranian nationals, were allegedly able to transfer more than $1 billion of IBK accounts through U.S. financial institutions.
, including IBKNY, in order to violate U.S. sanctions against Iran. Despite MoneyGram`s agreement for five-year surveillance – an unusually long period for corporate surveillance – the Department of Justice stated in 2018, regarding the extension of the DPA, that according to the joint request that He and MoneyGram filed to extend and modify the DPA, information on four-meter crime was filed today in federal court in the Eastern District of New York , which deliberately accuses HSBC of maintaining an effective anti-money laundering (AML) program. not to intentionally proceed with due diligence against its subsidiaries of foreign correspondents, to violate the IEEPA and to violate TWEA. HSBC waived the federal charge, accepted the filing of the information and assumed responsibility for their criminal conduct and that of its employees. ”HSBC is held responsible for astonishing surveillance breaches – and worse – that have led the bank to allow drug traffickers and others to extract hundreds of millions of dollars from HSBC`s subsidiaries and to allow hundreds of millions more transactions with sanctioned countries,” said Deputy Attorney General Breuer.