Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Anti-Money Laundering

Similar presentations

Presentation on theme: "Anti-Money Laundering"— Presentation transcript:

1 Anti-Money Laundering
Anita M. Moyer, MSP, CAMS

2 Banking Crisis Humor This credit crunch is worse than a divorce.
I've lost half my net worth and I still have a spouse.

3 Banking Crisis Humor I went to the ATM this morning and it said "insufficient funds."  I'm wondering is it them or me?

4 New Dollar is released

5 WHY BSA? People want to cheat on their taxes Catch a buzz
Get naked!! ( world’s oldest profession!)

6 Bank Secrecy Act of 1970 Why? Drug trade of the 1960s brought grocery bags of cash into the banks. Currency Transaction Report (CTR) Suspicious Activity Report (SAR or Somethin’ ain’t Right) More slavery and human trafficking today than ever in history. Atlanta #1 hub.

7 What is Money Laundering?
Money laundering involves taking criminal proceeds and disguising their illegal source in anticipation of ultimately using the criminal proceeds to perform legal and illegal activities. Simply put, money laundering is the process of making dirty money look clean.

8 What is Money Laundering?
When a criminal activity generates substantial profits, the individual or group involved must find a way to use the funds without drawing attention to the underlying activity or persons involved in generating such profits. Criminals do this by disguising the sources, changing the form or moving the money to a place where it is less likely to attract attention.

9 Money Laundering Where did the name come from? 1930’s Chicago .

10 Find a reason to catch drug dealers, tax evaders, and…
10 10

11 Terrorists.

12 Money Laundering Money Laundering Stages
Placement. Getting the money into the bank Layering. Hiding the source or destination of the funds to disguise from where it comes or to where it goes. Integration. Combining illegitimate funds with legitimate funds in an attempt to make the illegitimate appear legitimate.

13 Let’s Launder Money $2,000,000 in 20’s weighs ???
How would you launder money? 1. 2. 3. First and foremost the most important thing to know about money laundering is that without a crime there is no money laundering. With this in mind investigators need to start their investigation by determining the crime behind the money. So now its time to think like a criminal and lets launder your money.

14 Let’s Launder Money $2,000,000 in 20’s weighs ??? 220 pounds
How would you launder money? 1. Painter – cash deposits – many banks 2. buy big motorhomes from divorcees 2 bills of sale – sell on ebay 3. Buy companies that are already CTR exempt.

15 How Serious is money laundering?
Dec 2004 American Banker article estimates between $600B and $1.5 Trillion Annually Let’s try to comprehend $1,000,000,000,000 weekend days = 261 work days Braves stadium holds 40,000 people If we filled stadium w/money launderers, each working day = $95,785 per person.

16 How does this effect us? “We will direct every resource at our command to win the war against terrorists, every means of diplomacy, every tool of intelligence, every instrument of law, every financial influence. We will starve the terrorists of funding… President George Bush Sept 24, 2001

17 How does this effect us? Like it or not, bankers are the gatekeepers at the nations financial borders…Instead of big seizures of cash, the program (USA Patriot Act) has led to books and records that help to identify, locate, and capture bad guys, and uncover (terrorist) plots. David Aufhauser General Counsel – Dept of Treasury Oct 2002

18 DEA busts ring accused of sending tons of drugs to USA
402 Arrests 9,512 POUNDS of Cocaine 227 POUNDS of Methamphetamine 27,229 Pounds of Marijuana $45,200,000 US Currency 94 Vehicles and 100 Weapons 22 States – distribution network USA Today. Thursday, March 1, Pg 11A


20 Differences Between Terrorist Financing and Money Laundering
Terrorist financing uses funds for an illegal political purpose, but the money is not necessarily derived from illicit proceeds. On the other hand, money laundering always involves the proceeds of illegal activity. The purpose of laundering is to enable the money to be used legally.

21 Differences Between Terrorist Financing and Money Laundering
Concealment of funds used for terrorism is primarily designed to hide the “purpose” for which these funds are used, rather than their source.

22 Similarities Between Terrorist Financing and Money Laundering
Both terrorists and money launderers use the same methods to move their money in ways to avoid detection, such as structuring payments to avoid reporting and underground banking, such as the ancient system of hawala

23 Why Should Anti-Money Laundering Be Important to You?
Countries around the world have been putting responsibilities on professionals, such as lawyers, accountants, company formation agents, auditors and other financial intermediaries, who have the ability to either block or facilitate the entry of illegitimate money into the financial system.

24 Why Should Anti-Money Laundering be Important to You?
The responsibilities of such gatekeepers include requiring them to identify clients, to conduct due diligence on their clients, to maintain records about their clients and to report “suspicious” client activities. Some of these rules also prohibit gatekeepers from informing or “tipping off” clients who are the subject of the suspicious transaction reports. Violations may subject gatekeepers to prosecution, fines and even imprisonment.

25 Questions

26 Thank you for your Time Anita M. Moyer, MSP, CAMS

27 References

28 References 1. The USA PATRIOT Act
2. Handbook on BSA 3. Banker’s On Line—excellent resource for Q&A 4. ACAMS Certification

29 References 6. History of FinCEN 7. Computer Software Due Diligence 8. Non-cooperative Countries and Territories 9. Treasury Department updates FinCEN SAR Reviews

30 References 12. Charles Montaldo (2007) Drug Bust Nets 400 Arrests, $45.2 Million. USA Today March 1, A

Download ppt "Anti-Money Laundering"

Similar presentations

Ads by Google