A Factsheet from the IMF - Money Laundering

FACTSHEET - The IMF and the Fight Against Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism, 31 August 2002.

Money laundering is a process in which assets obtained or generated by criminal activity are moved or concealed to obscure the link between the crime and the assets. Terrorist activities are sometimes funded from the proceeds generated by illegal activities, and perpetrators must find ways to launder the funds in order to use them without drawing the attention of authorities. Detecting an