|The Government of Argentina has announced that it is committed to stamping out money laundering in gambling and could be about to initiate new controls in a bill designed to forbid the activity in financial and real estate trusts.|
The Government made its announcement during a visit by the President of the Financial Action Task Force, James Sassoon, and promised to present a bill to Congress regulating the trusts, which have grown considerably in the past few years.
According to the local Clarin newspaper, this bill could include controls against money laundering through gambling modelled on the National Lottery by regulating the financial operations of associations and co-operatives.
During his visit, Sassoon met with Martin Lousteau, Minister of the Economy, Martin Redrado, President of the Central Bank, and Alberto Abad, head of the nation’s Federal Public Income Administration. Invited by Zenon Biagosch, Director of the Central Bank, Sassoon also met with Alejandro Strega, a delegate of the Financial Action Task Force, and Rosa Faluto, head of Argentina’s Financial Information Unit.