NOH Chapter Event: Anatomy of a SAR

The last Northern Ohio ACAMS event titled “Anatomy of a SAR” was held on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at KeyBank on Tiedeman Road. A big thank you to our event sponsor RDC for providing us with the delicious food and beverages that allowed us the time to socialize together before the presentation.

The evening’s presentation took us on a fascinating journey starting with a woman making unusual cash deposits at a bank branch to the ultimate arrest and prosecutions of multiple individuals associated with the Columbian Drug Cartel. The unveiling of how the special agents and analysts tracked the illicit activity—much of which was gathered through suspicious activity report filings—was informative from a business aspect, as well as entertaining like a good mystery novel. What a great event!

We would like to thank the following speakers for taking time out of their busy schedules to be with us that evening:

  • Dirk Halscheidt, special agent for the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigations (IRS-CI) and head for the SAR Review Team
  • Brian Sallee, special agent for the IRS-CI Northern Ohio Money Laundering Task Force
  • Donald Heath, special agent for the U.S. Secret Service Northern Ohio Money Laundering Task Force
  • Tiffany Morgan, analyst for the IRS-CI Northern Ohio Money Laundering Task Force

To learn more about our events, news and how you can become involved in our chapter, read the second issue of the NOH Chapter Newsletter.

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