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Senior Treasury Department Employee Charged with Unlawful Disclosure of Suspicious Activity Reports

On Wednesday, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced the arrest of a senior employee at the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FinCEN. Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards has been charged with unlawfully disclosing Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) to members of the media and for conspiring to unlawfully disclose information in violation of 31 CFR §1023.320(e)(2), 31 USC §5322, 18 USC §371 and 18 USC §2. SARs are filed to Treasury in confidence by financial institutions to alert law enforcement to potentially suspect activity.

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