Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (#21)

After an institution files an STR with regard to a particular account, a law enforcement agent requests the institution to keep the account open until advised otherwise by law enforcement. What steps should the institution take?

The institution should close the account in order not to be caught in the middle of a law enforcement investigation
The institution should follow the request of the law enforcement agent and keep the account open
The institution should request a written letter from the law enforcement (agency signed by an appropriate authorized signature)
The institution should keep the account open only if doing so comports with the bank’s own AML procedures