Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Advisory: Advisory to Financial Institutions on Filing Suspicious Activity Reports Regarding TARP-related Programs, October 14, 2009 [open pdf - 167KB]
"The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is issuing this advisory so that financial institutions may better assist law enforcement when filing Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) on activities potentially related to the federal government's Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) programs. This advisory furthers the Department of the Treasury's broader efforts to ensure that U.S. financial institutions are not used as conduits for illicit activity.1 Vigilance by financial institutions together with law enforcement efforts to combat illicit activity are important to allow the Financial Stability Plan programs to serve their purpose of laying the foundation for economic recovery. FinCEN requests that financial institutions follow the instructions under the 'Suspicious Activity Reporting' section of this advisory for proper completion of SARs that involve TARP-related programs."
FinCEN Advisory FIN-2009-A006
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network: http://www.fincen.gov