Presentation on theme: "Cedric Woodhall, former head of ARO UK. UK has 2 ARO’s."— Presentation transcript:
Cedric Woodhall, former head of ARO UK
UK has 2 ARO’s
Existing CARIN arrangements and staff given ARO responsibilities. This is desirable but not essential Team of 12 dealing with all CARIN/ARO and FIU Egmont requests. Access within SOCA to Financial Investigation Resources subject to internal tasking arrangements.
Staffing Ready access to information Secure communications Co-operation between national agencies Access to, or be the central point for, statistics on confiscation and sequestration.
Accredited Financial Investigators ◦ Specialist ◦ Expensive Financial Intelligence Officers ◦ Trained to understand financial intelligence and how to apply it ◦ Lower costs BUT they want to become F.I’s. Financial Analyst
Legislative deficiencies or legislative provisions. Privacy & data protection ◦ Request needs Judicial coercive measures e.g. Court Order therefore formal LoR needed. Bank Secrecy Private Records Privileged information (e.g. held by Government) Legal Privilege
Crime is a business Money is the motivator Prosecute when you can Disrupt when you can’t Seize the cashflow – disrupt operations Seize the Profits – make crime less attractive / stop reinvestment Undermine Criminals as Role Models