As 2017 winds down, we are taking a look back at the first year of Money Laundering Watch, Ballard Spahr's blog focused on money laundering, the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), anti-money laundering (AML), counter-terrorist financing, and global financial corruption. Money Laundering Watch provides in-depth discussions of the important developments in this ever-evolving area and their potential implications.

We want to thank our many readers around the world who have made Money Laundering Watch such a success since we launched it less than a year ago. The feedback we receive from financial industry professionals, compliance officers, in-house and external lawyers, AML/BSA consultants, government personnel, journalists, and others interested in this field is invaluable, and we hope you will continue to share your perspectives with us.

2017 has been a busy year in the world of financial corruption. We are highlighting 12 of our most-read blog posts, which address many of the key issues we've examined this year.

We also would like to thank the other platforms that promote our blog: Digital Currency & Ledger Defense Coalition, Money Laundering Bulletin, and Federal Tax Crimes.

We look forward to continuing to keep you informed in 2018. If you would like to subscribe to Money Laundering Watch, please click here.