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Internal reporting procedures

Section 42(1) of the 2010 Act requires a designate person to report to the Gardaí and the Revenue Commissioners any knowledge or suspicion they have that another person is engaged in money laundering or terrorist financing. Section 44 of the Act provides that such reports may be made “in accordance with an internal reporting procedure established by an employer….”.                     

One of the Regional Managers has been appointed as the Board’s Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO). The MLRO has responsibility for making reports to the Gardaí and the Revenue Commissioners. Solicitors who wish to make a report should contact the MLRO for the purpose of reviewing the circumstances of the case and determining whether a report should or can be made.

The following form should be used to report potential money laundering to the MLRO

Legal Aid Board
Internal Money Laundering Reporting Form

TO: MLRO

FROM:  ………………………………………………….               ………………

Law Centre/Section……………………………… Position …………………………………

CLIENT:

Name(s) …………………………………………………………………………………………

Permanent Address ……………………………………………………………………………..

………………………………………   Date of Birth ………………………………………...

Nationality ………………………….. Occupation/Employer …………………………………

EOS reference ………………………… Date client relationship commenced …

PPSN                    …………...

INFORMATION/SUSPICION:

Transaction/Instruction

…………………………………………………………………………………………………...

Reason for suspicion (please attach copies of any relevant documents) ……………………….

…………………………………………………………………………………………………...

…………………………………………………………………………………………………...

…………………………………………………………………………………………………...

SIGNATURE…………………………………………… Date: ………………………………

MLRO USE:

Date received ………………... Time received ………….……… Ref………………………..

Garda/revenue advised? ….Yes/No Date………………………. Ref ……………………….