Richmond Chapter Update

On December 2, 2011 the Richmond Chapter hosted a special learning event, "List Screening: Finding the Bad Guy." The event, sponsored by Lexis Nexis, was held at “The Place” in Glen Allen, Virginia and included speakers from the United States Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC), Acuity, and Capital One. Yamam Fadl with OFAC discussed frequent causes of OFAC violations, enforcement action types, recent changes to OFAC regulations, and provided an overview of limited, comprehensive, and list based sanctions programs. David Bliss with Acuity discussed the Arab Spring (uprising in the Middle East), false negatives in list screening, and how routing numbers might be used to help prevent OFAC violations. Last but not least, Richmond Chapter Board Member Charlie George with Capital One discussed the composition of an effective list screening program.

Other Richmond Chapter News

The following Richmond Chapter members appeared in the current edition of ACAMS Today:

  • Yashica Whitehead, Recipient, 2011 Article of the Year award.  Her photograph graces the cover.
  • Linda Trimmer, Article on Elder Financial Abuse titled "The Next Tsunami: Elder Financial Exploitation"
  • Joe Soniat (Chapter Board), Article on Training titled "Educating, energizing and empowering your frontline AML troops"
  • Christine Feldspausch (Chapter Board), is the focus of a Member Spotlight

Congratulations on work well done!

The Richmond Chapter's next event is a Roundtable discussion on February 28th at The Place at Innsbrook.  Registration opens soon at

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