A bad guy thinks like a bad guy. He does bad guy things. He acts like a bad guy. He spends his day trying to think up more bad...
AML / BSA / AFC / CFT News, Articles, Interviews, Events, & Resources
So you think all is well with your compliance/AML system…Your deflector shields are up and on maximum. OFAC – check; Patriot Act...
Dancing with the SARs: Navigating the BSA Suspicious Activity Report
Way back in the Mesopotamia Era… well, ok, it was really only 1992, but it just feels like such a long time ago as so much has...
Anti-Money Laundering in a Nutshell
"Awareness and Compliance for Financial Personnel and Business Managers." Kevin Sullivan, CAMS draws on a distinguished career...
5 Pillars of a Successful Anti-Money Laundering Program
We are quite familiar with the four pillars of a quality anti-money laundering program. They have been established and should be...
Bribe Backfires on S.A.R. Reporter
Bribe Backfires on S.A.R. Reporter, and everyone in the AML field should know this – the SAR is confidential. That is certainly...
Tom DeLay The Hammer Gets Nailed
Former coordinator of New York’s money-laundering task force explains why Congressman Tom Delay was found guilty of money laundering.
Fallout – The Real Cost of Non-Compliance with the BSA
When a bank like HSBC gets called on the carpet the dramatic economic effects shows up in several ways. I was interviewed about what this means, exactly, not just for the bank, but for the bank’s customers.
Money Laundering Update
Kevin has been interviewed about what’s hot in the money laundering world.
Vatican Scandal – And Then He Created the Moon and the SARS
For a second time in 2010, the Vatican finds itself under the magnifying glass as it again is the subject of a money laundering probe. Is the bank or a bank employee dirty? I don’t know. If this had been any other bank on the planet, this would never have received so much press and attention.
Money Laundering & Financial Crime in Virtual Worlds Interview
Money Laundering & Financial Crime in Virtual Worlds Interview with Kevin Sullivan. The following interview with Kevin...
Examples of Bulk Cash Smuggling
Several of the readers have made inquires about the blog on Bulk Cash Smuggling. I have attached below several actual...
How to Spot Bulk Cash Smuggling
I was recently invited to do a podcast interview with BankInfoSecurity.com where we discussed the latest AML trends – including bulk cash smuggling. I also wrote a guest blog for BankInfoSecurity.com’s series “The Expert’s View” entitled How to Spot Bulk Cash Smuggling.
Black Market Peso Exchange
A very recent attempt at the very slick Black Market Peso Exchange method of laundering shows just how a company can be used to launder drug proceeds.
“Anti-Money Laundering In A NutShell”
Author, Kevin Sullivan, CAMS, CCI
A concise, accessible, & practical guide to compliance with anti–money laundering law for financial professionals, corporate investigators, business managers, and all personnel of financial institutions…
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