Greater Phoenix ACAMS Chapter and IRS Criminal Investigations Jointly Sponsors AML Forum

The Greater Phoenix ACAMS Chapter and the IRS Criminal Investigations division jointly sponsored an all AML Forum on October 30, 2012.  Speakers from the IRS Criminal Investigations (CI) and Financial Investigations (FI) divisions, Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the U.S. Attorney’s office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Sigue Corporation, a money services company; presented information to over 70 attendees.  The forum was designed with a focus on the following issues facing financial institutions located along the southwest border of the U.S. such as: repatriation of currency, funnel accounts, domestic terrorist financing (sovereign citizens), tax refund crimes and identity theft, and banking money services businesses.  A practical, hands-on, exercise of investigating a SAR from the CI perspective was enthusiastically received by all who attended.  The ‘trash bag diving’ brought a lot of grimaces and laughter.  The Greater Phoenix ACAMS Chapter looks forward to sponsoring the forum annually.

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