Greg Monahan, a former criminal investigator for the US Treasury Department, has joined crypto exchange Binance as Global Money Laundering Reporting Officer, according to a press release shared by the platform.
In his previous position, he was responsible for investigating tax and financial crimes. Monahan will replace Karen Leong, who will continue to work for Binance as Director of Compliance. Monahan said:
"My efforts will be focused on expanding Binance’s international anti-money laundering (AML) and investigation programs, as well as strengthening the organization’s relations with regulatory and law enforcement bodies worldwide."
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In particular, Binance has increased its global compliance team and advisory board by 500% since 2020.
The crypto trading platform hired former US Senator Max Bockus as a regulatory advisor in March 2021.
Subsequently, former FATF executives Rick McDonell and Jose Nado also joined the exchange.