John Cassara: Counter-Terrorist Financing

In this segment of AML Now, John J. Byrne, ACAMS executive vice president, chatted with John Cassara, a former covert intelligence officer and a Treasury Special Agent. Mr. Byrne and Mr. Cassara discussed Cassara’s work in the Middle East, his training styles and his points regarding the government’s involvement in counter-terrorist financing.

John Cassara is a former covert intelligence officer and a Treasury Special Agent. Much of his career was spent overseas where he developed expertise in anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist finance. Since his retirement, he has lectured in the United States and around the world on a variety of transnational crime issues. He is also a consultant for the analytics company SAS.

Cassara has authored and co-authored several non-fiction books and articles. His most recent publication is Demons of Gadara. It is his first novel that revolves around the theme of threat finance.

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