How FINTRAC Builds a Case

The link chart of a money laundering case, with details changed or deleted for security and privacy reasons, demonstrates what FINTRAC includes in a case disclosure to law enforcement. The chart illustrates how complex and tangled money laundering schemes can be.

In this case, a foreign financial intelligence unit detected suspected money laundering activity linked to an import/export business and advised FINTRAC. Through analysis of transactions and other sources of information, we were able to uncover and link three separate clusters of suspicious financial transactions into a larger financial network. The more we kept digging, the more elaborate the scheme appeared. These separate financial clusters can be found on the chart and are identified in Boxes A, B and C.

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