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FINTRAC imposes an administrative monetary penalty on Sino Financial Ltd

From the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre

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March 3, 2022, Ottawa ON

FINTRAC announced today that it has imposed an administrative monetary penalty on Sino Financial Ltd, also operating as Sino Financier. This money services business in Pierrefonds, Quebec, was imposed an administrative monetary penalty of $33,000 on October 25, 2021, for non-compliance with Part 1 of the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act and its associated Regulations.

Sino Financial Ltd was found to have committed the following violation:

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“Canada’s Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Regime is in place to protect the safety of Canadians and the security of Canada’s economy. FINTRAC is committed to working with businesses to help them understand and comply with their obligations under the Act. At the same time, we will be firm in ensuring that businesses continue to do their part and we will take appropriate actions when they are needed.”

Sarah Paquet, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada

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