31 U.S. Code § 5361 - Congressional findings and purpose
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Congressional findings and purpose
(a)Findings.—Congress finds the following:
The National Gambling Impact Study Commission in 1999 recommended the passage of legislation to prohibit wire transfers to Internet gambling sites or the banks which represent such sites.
(b)Rule of Construction.—
Internet Gambling In or Through Foreign Jurisdictions
“(a)In General.—In deliberations between the United States Government and any foreign country on money laundering, corruption, and crime issues, the United States Government should—
encourage cooperation by foreign governments and relevant international fora in identifying whether Internet gambling operations are being used for money laundering, corruption, or other crimes;
advance policies that promote the cooperation of foreign governments, through information sharing or other measures, in the enforcement of this Act [probably means title VIII of Pub. L. 109–347, which enacted this subchapter, see Short Title of 2006 Amendment note set out under section 5301 of this title]; and
encourage the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering, in its annual report on money laundering typologies, to study the extent to which Internet gambling operations are being used for money laundering purposes.
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