Q: My US based company received a payment from a french corporation. The owner of the french corporation is asking a refund
on his personal account which looks like laundering money thing. What is the international law that forbids me to proceed in the repayment of the french corporation into the owner's personal account? Thanks in advance for your prompt answer.
A: I can think of no "international law" that prohibits you from refunding as directed; however, state and federal statutes against money laundering might well be triggered if this is this person's "modus operandi". Has he requested this method more than once? A pattern is a give-away.
Seeking the advice of a local business lawyer as to the specifics might well solve your issue.
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