Laundering the proceeds of organised crime

MONEYVAL Typology Report

The report examines the methods used by organised criminal groups to launder illegally earned funds and the challenges faced by financial intelligence units,  law enforcement agencies and prosecutors in investigating money laundering linked to organised crime groups.

It analyses the main reasons and obstacles for relevant authorities to successfully prosecute organised crime groups and those who launder money on their behalf, as well as to achieve final confiscations of the proceeds from organised crime. With a view to assisting relevant authorities, it sets out possible measures that can be taken to improve the investigation and prosecution of organised crime and support the confiscation of proceeds.

Specific typologies and trends are also included, together with red flag and indicators, for use by financial intelligence units in their analysis to assist identifying cases where organised criminal groups might be involved.

The report was published in May 2015.

The report can be found here: MONEYVAL report

For further information: Committee of Experts on the evaluation on anti-money laundering measures and the financing of terrorism (MONEYVAL)