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Citi Hires FinCEN’s Blanco as Financial Crimes Compliance Chief

April 2, 2021, 6:23 PM

Citigroup Inc. hired Ken Blanco, the director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, as its chief compliance officer of its newly created financial crimes unit.

Blanco worked on combating financial crimes and enforcing regulations on money laundering and terrorism financing at FinCEN, a bureau in the Department of Treasury. Before that, he spent 29 years in the U.S. Department of Justice, including serving as Deputy Assistant Attorney General and overseeing the investigation of white-collar fraud.

Blanco will start at Citi in the second quarter, according to an internal memo seen by Bloomberg News. He will step down from FinCEN ...

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