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    Re: Who Leaked the Cohen Bank Report? It May Not Be Secret for Long

    Quote Originally Posted by Common Sense 1 View Post
    Looks like some one is going to have some explaining to do.
    They violated bank secrecy laws.


    Who Leaked the Cohen Bank Report? It May Not Be Secret for Long

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...-may-come-soon

    The identity of the law enforcement official who supplied details of Michael Cohen’s banking activities to media-savvy lawyer Michael Avenatti probably won’t remain secret for long, according to people who work in the field.

    Anyone who gains access to the government’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network database of bank-generated suspicious activity reports, known as SARs, leaves an audit trail, they explained. So whoever searched for FinCEN reports filed against personal or business accounts associated with Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, left a digital record that is almost certainly under review.

    Once the information became public through news reports, the Treasury Department’s inspector general began an inquiry into the suspected leak.


    “Government employees and law enforcement personnel with access to the system are not authorized to publicly disclose SARs,” FinCEN spokesman Steve Hudak said.
    I don't know that someone in the FBI is governed by the BSA, so I'd have to check on that. If the bank released the SAR to the public, yes, they would be in violation of the BSA. But FinCEN grants the government agencies full access to SARs and other financial records covered by the BSA.

    What this person's problem will be is with whatever law prohibits agents from leaking information, not BSA, in my opinion (and based on my knowledge of BSA, which is pretty vast).

    It still won't help Cohen and/or Trump if the SARs are in Mueller's hands and in any way implicate either one of them.
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    Re: Who Leaked the Cohen Bank Report? It May Not Be Secret for Long

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I don't know that someone in the FBI is governed by the BSA, so I'd have to check on that. If the bank released the SAR to the public, yes, they would be in violation of the BSA. But FinCEN grants the government agencies full access to SARs and other financial records covered by the BSA.

    What this person's problem will be is with whatever law prohibits agents from leaking information, not BSA, in my opinion (and based on my knowledge of BSA, which is pretty vast).

    It still won't help Cohen and/or Trump if the SARs are in Mueller's hands and in any way implicate either one of them.
    The mysterious law enforcement official behind the leak of confidential documents on Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s business dealings is facing new pressure as sources debunk his rationale for leaking -- and one report suggests it won't be long before he's caught.

    The leaker could face up to five years in jail if identified and prosecuted.
    The individual, who has not been named, came forward in an interview with The New Yorker on Wednesday, taking responsibility for disclosing records that show Cohen used a shell company to receive payments from firms seeking access to the Trump administration -- including AT&T and a New York-based investment firm linked to a Russian oligarch.

    Cohen record leaker could face jail, as sources debunk missing-file claim | Fox News
    This is an all-out assault on Trump and the election result.
    Itís no longer about Russian collusion, if it ever was.


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    Re: Who Leaked the Cohen Bank Report? It May Not Be Secret for Long

    Quote Originally Posted by cuban smokes View Post
    Rudy Jewliani ........................ that is the asshole that leaked
    plug that asshole ..............
    Classy.
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    Re: Who Leaked the Cohen Bank Report? It May Not Be Secret for Long

    Quote Originally Posted by Common Sense 1 View Post
    Looks like some one is going to have some explaining to do.
    They violated bank secrecy laws.


    Who Leaked the Cohen Bank Report? It May Not Be Secret for Long

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...-may-come-soon

    The identity of the law enforcement official who supplied details of Michael Cohenís banking activities to media-savvy lawyer Michael Avenatti probably wonít remain secret for long, according to people who work in the field.

    Anyone who gains access to the governmentís Financial Crimes Enforcement Network database of bank-generated suspicious activity reports, known as SARs, leaves an audit trail, they explained. So whoever searched for FinCEN reports filed against personal or business accounts associated with Cohen, President Donald Trumpís longtime personal lawyer, left a digital record that is almost certainly under review.

    Once the information became public through news reports, the Treasury Departmentís inspector general began an inquiry into the suspected leak.


    ďGovernment employees and law enforcement personnel with access to the system are not authorized to publicly disclose SARs,Ē FinCEN spokesman Steve Hudak said.
    This is a great way to highlight the necessity of prosecuting Comey for leaking his internal FBI memos. We should not be having law enforcement leak confidential information for the purpose of triggering additional investigation or as some form of social justice.

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    Re: Who Leaked the Cohen Bank Report? It May Not Be Secret for Long

    Quote Originally Posted by Common Sense 1 View Post
    Looks like some one is going to have some explaining to do.
    They violated bank secrecy laws.


    Who Leaked the Cohen Bank Report? It May Not Be Secret for Long

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...-may-come-soon

    The identity of the law enforcement official who supplied details of Michael Cohenís banking activities to media-savvy lawyer Michael Avenatti probably wonít remain secret for long, according to people who work in the field.

    Anyone who gains access to the governmentís Financial Crimes Enforcement Network database of bank-generated suspicious activity reports, known as SARs, leaves an audit trail, they explained. So whoever searched for FinCEN reports filed against personal or business accounts associated with Cohen, President Donald Trumpís longtime personal lawyer, left a digital record that is almost certainly under review.

    Once the information became public through news reports, the Treasury Departmentís inspector general began an inquiry into the suspected leak.


    ďGovernment employees and law enforcement personnel with access to the system are not authorized to publicly disclose SARs,Ē FinCEN spokesman Steve Hudak said.
    Unless that person used someone else's credentials. Then you're back to square one

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    Re: Who Leaked the Cohen Bank Report? It May Not Be Secret for Long

    Quote Originally Posted by Atomic Kid View Post
    Unless that person used someone else's credentials. Then you're back to square one
    No when they find the person who did it he will probably be charged with a crime.

    But some people who work with the database say the leaker will be identified and almost certainly charged.

    The leaker could face up to five years in jail if identified and prosecuted.
    This is an all-out assault on Trump and the election result.
    Itís no longer about Russian collusion, if it ever was.


    William A. Jacobson, Clinical Professor of Law, Cornell Law School.

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