Category Archives: The Patriot Act

The Government’s War on Money Laundering

As a provider of financial services, once again I am required to attest (i.e., declare to be correct and true or genuine), by using the Compliance Attestation System, that I have read and understand and agree to the third-quarter anti–money-laundering … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of an Unwilling “Federal Agent”

Today I received my fourth-quarter 2007 Anti-Money Laundering Training Program notice. After my “mandatory” compliance, I must agree with everything stated in the “training” through the Compliance Attestation System. Although the manner and frequency of this forced training has changed … Continue reading

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The USA PATRIOT Act and Finance: The Hidden Threat

After 18 years in the investment business, a time I might add that has been rewarding in many ways, I am now truly questioning whether I should stay in this profession. It just isn’t fun anymore. When it actually stopped … Continue reading

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