southbeach1500 saidIt's Bush's fault.
Lol, you're so right, in 2 different senses.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FinCENFinCEN was established by order of the Secretary of the Treasury (Treasury Order Numbered 105–0 on April 25, 1990. In May 1994, its mission was broadened to include regulatory responsibilities and the Treasury Department's Office of Financial Enforcement (OFE) was merged with FinCEN in October 1994. On September 26, 2002, after Title III of the Patriot Act was passed, Treasury Order 180-01 made it an official bureau in the Department of the Treasury.
OPFinancial institutions file more than 15 million "suspicious activity reports" every year, according to Treasury. Banks, for instance, are required to report all personal cash transactions exceeding $10,000, as well as suspected incidents of money laundering, loan fraud, computer hacking or counterfeiting.
That probably explains why the FBI has been on my case recently.