Federal prosecutors have indicted the operators of a Costa Rica-based digital currency exchange...

|By:, SA News Editor

Federal prosecutors have indicted the operators of a Costa Rica-based digital currency exchange called Liberty Reserve (LR) for facilitating the laundering of over $6B in illicit cash. LR users were able to transfer money using Western Union (WU), MoneyGram (MGI), Visa (V), MasterCard (MA), American Express (AXP), and CitiBank (C). Given the crackdown on compliance policies at banks such as HSBC, questions now might be asked whether those companies have any culpability.