Bill Campbell, CAMS—Tampa, FL, USA

Bill Campbell is currently a senior financial investigator (contractor) assigned to the Asset Forfeiture Division at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tampa, FL. He assists federal investigators with conducting financial investigations, tracing criminal procedures, and developing probable cause for asset seizures and serves on the office’s SAR Review Committee.

Campbell spent 28 years as a federal agent in various investigative and management capacities with the Internal Revenue Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration. His assignments included postings in Baltimore, MD, Miami and Tampa, FL. He served as a DEA liaison agent at the U.S. Embassy in Bern, Switzerland, coordinating joint U.S. and Swiss money laundering and asset forfeiture investigations. His last assignment was at the DEA Headquarters’ Financial Investigations Unit.

His post-government career included positions as an anti-money laundering (AML) manager with the former Wachovia Bank and Citibank. In addition to managing standard AML reviews, Campbell led several high profile, international AML investigations which centered on the use of the Black Market Peso Exchange.

Prior to his current position, Campbell was an AML consultant, with projects spanning from reviewing correspondent wire transfer activity for a large international bank to coordinating a look-back project for a western-based U.S. bank with significant activity along the southwest border.

Campbell helped develop ACAMS’ Advanced Financial Crimes Investigations Certification (CAMS-FCI) course and taught at its inaugural session. In his current position, he continuously promotes the challenging and essential work done by AML and compliance personnel.

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