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The Anti-Corruption Directorate under General Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Azerbaijan established within consistent and systematically implemented anti-corruption measures in the country is a law-enforcement body directly involved in AML/CFT field.  Thus, pursuant to the Code of Criminal Procedure of the Republic of Azerbaijan, preliminary investigations on criminal cases related to anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism shall be handled by prosecution bodies. The Memorandum of Understanding on mutual cooperation in AML/CFT sphere was signed between the Financial Monitoring Service and the Anti-Corruption Directorate under General Prosecutor’s Office in February 2010. Thus, the Anti-Corruption Directorate was identified as the prosecution body responsible for AML/CFT activities.

In accordance with the AML/CFT legislation and the mentioned Memorandum of Understanding, both agencies share information on facts of legalization of criminally obtained funds or other property and investigation of such facts.

Moreover, based on the Curriculum jointly developed by the Financial Monitoring Service and the Scientific-Education Center of the General Prosecutor’s Office, employees of the General Prosecutor’s Office receive