Combating money and property laundering in Lithuania: Fundamental issues of economic crime prevention

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Abstract

Money and property laundering mechanisms and prevention issues are analyzed in this paper. Author is taking into account general situation on prevention of money and property laundering in Lithuania, institutional ant measures' framework fo r this prevention. First of all, paper is focusing on general understanding what should be understood as money laundering per se as procedure and illegal action. This question is raised in common meaning, including worldwide understanding of money laundering phenomenon. Secondly, it is emphasizing what are the measures that must be taken to combat those illegal actions. This question also takes together the institutional framework for prevention and investigation in Lithuania. Thirdly, author is presenting what are the basic keys of money and property laundering in Lithuania and how preconditions of laundering are restricted or eliminated. Final conclusions are made what steps have been made and what steps are going to be implemented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-80
JournalJournal of Eastern European criminal law
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • Money laundering
  • Economic crime
  • Prevention

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