Representative of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation participated in the FATF Working Group meeting

25 may 2021, 16:44

A regular meeting of the FATF Working Group (Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering) on risks, trends and methods took place in a videoconference format; Denis Kunev, deputy head of the department of the General Organizational and Analytical Department – head of the Division of Analytical Support of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation participated therein.

Participants of the meeting discussed the FATF second draft review on recovery of assets, which is aimed at practical assistance to the process of search, seizure, confiscation and recovery of illegal assets to the countries of origin.

Participants of the event discussed best practices of the FATF Member States on search for illegal financial flows, seizure mechanism, confiscation and recovery of assets gained as the result of criminal activity. At the same time they made comments and observations to the draft document, and proposals for its further formation.

The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation pays significant attention to the topic of recovery to Russia of assets illegally withdrawn from the territory of the state. The work on it continues.

The next FATF Working Group meeting on risks, trends and methods has been scheduled for the second part of 2021.

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