WASHINGTON – Despite a robust anti-money-laundering regime imposed on banks and money services businesses in the U.S., a number of loopholes are allowing other companies to skate by without performing basic due diligence to curb the flow of illicit funds.

That was the verdict of a report published Thursday by the Financial Action Task Force, a Paris-based international body dedicated to combating money laundering and terrorist financing. The task force evaluates countries every decade.

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