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What people are saying about us…

“Kevin Has A Very Good Ability To Connect To The Audience. When He’s Doing A Presentation, Whether Small Or Large, You Get The Feeling That You’re Having A Conversation With Him. His Expertise And Experience With Money Laundering Helped Us To Understand The Issues We Need To Mitigate, And His Wonderful Sense Of Humor Make His Presentations Entertaining As Well.”

Robert Goecks

Anti-money Laundering Director, US Trust

“Kevin is the guy you want to work with if you want the best AML knowledge and a good laugh. After working alongside Kevin for the last two years I have learned that I can trust him to deliver a knowledgeable and entertaining course to our students. Not only will he share great stories and real life scenarios but he will also bring in his down to earth personality into the lecture and make it feel like we are in a classroom. I am beyond thankful to have Kevin contribute alongside my team and I.”

Jennifer V

Product Implementation Specialist, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)

“I Saw Kevin Speak For The New York External Fraud Committee. He Kept Us Very Engaged With Great Humor And Presentation Skills. The Information He Gave Us Really Clued Us In To The Scams And Fraudulent Activity That We Should Be Looking For. He Is Very Knowledgeable About The Latest Trends, And He Has Great Contacts. Let’s Face It: Money Laundering Can Be A Dry Topic And Kevin Kept Us Awake! Great Presentation.”

Daniel Auciello

Director Of Investigations, Morgan Stanley

“Kevin Sullivan Is A Very Dynamic Speaker. We Learned A Lot From His Presentation. His Information Is Timely And Very Important. He Uses Many Current Examples And Humor To Take The Stuffiness Out Of The Subject Matter. He Makes Complex Issues Simple To Understand And Applicable To Our Everyday Work Environment.”

Charles Judson

Director Of Security,AML Compliance Officer, Astoria Federal Savings

“I Took A Lot Away From Kevin’s Presentation. He Gave Me Insight Into Money Laundering And The Various Ways To Commit It, The Breadth And Scope Of It And The Various Signposts To Watch Out For.”

John Monahan

Vice President, AIG World Investigative Resources

“Kevin Interacted Really Well With Our Audience. He Captured Our Attention With His Humor And Great Real-Life Examples, And Helped All Of Us Have A Better Understanding Of What We Needed To Do To Maintain Our Compliance. He Is Very Personable And We Enjoyed Having Him.”

Eva Abbott

Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union

“I Really Enjoyed Kevin’s Presentation. He Is Very Enthusiastic And Has A Great Knack For Presenting The Material. He Keeps You Interested–He’s A Very Funny Guy!.”

Matt Vigh

Director Of AML Investigations, AXA Equitable

“I Love His Blend Of Humor, Actual Stories Of Bad Guys Vs. Good Guys, His Knowledge In The Area And A Smooth Ability To Converse With A Crowd.”

Lt. Tom Mcmanus

New York City Police Dept.

“I Thought Playing “Money Laundering Jeopardy” Was Hilarious, And Then I Realized That I Was Also Learning About Some Of The Latest Money Laundering Trends And Patterns. Very Unique.”

Theresa Gibbons

First Federal Bank



Book Reviews

“Anti-Money Laundering In a Nutshell”

Available on: Amazon, Kindle, Barnes & Noble, Nook,  Apress, and book subscription platforms such as Safari, Books24x7, and Springerlink

CEE Chapter FinCrime book recommendations: Kevin Sullivan's 'AML in a Nutshell'  

The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists CEE Chapter makes “AML in a Nutshell” their first FinCrime Book Recommendation!

“This is a concise, accessible, and practical guide to compliance with anti-money laundering law for financial professionals, corporate investigators, business managers, and all personnel of financial institutions who are required, under penalty of hefty fines, to get AML training.”

“In ‘Anti–Money Laundering in a Nutshell: Awareness and Compliance for Financial Personnel and Business Managers’, Kevin Sullivan draws on a distinguished career as an AML agent and consultant to teach personnel in financial institutions: what money laundering is, who does it, how they do it, how to prevent it, how to detect it, and how to report it in compliance with federal law.”


Top 20 Books on Money Laundering Prevention, KYC, and Financial Crime

Voted #1

“AML professionals know that stories of money laundering and learning of ways to combat it can be fascinating and informative reading material. Check out these 20 books for first-hand accounts of the criminals themselves as well as those that have dedicated their careers to fighting financial crime..”


Top 5 Money Laundering Books for 2021

✯✯✯✯✯ Financial Expert Rating!

“One of the best money laundering books available right now.”

View the interview of the author at

Simon Oates


✯✯✯✯✯ I Got The Job!

“I gave this book a five star rating because it is exactly what the title suggests. Before reading this book, I applied for an AML Investigator role but was declined due to lack of experience. After reading this book, I received and accepted a job offer for a similiar role, within one month! The book is written in layman’s terms but gives you everything you need to sound knoledgeable about AML.”

A Must Read

✯✯✯✯✯ …for the ACAMS exam but wanted to get a better, more top-level idea of what working as a…

“I have been thinking of studying for the ACAMS exam but wanted to get a better, more top-level idea of what working as a Anti-Money Laundering Specialist would be like. Mr. Sullivan does a great job of giving you the feel of what all is required without getting bogged in legalese or mundane subjects. He tells how this can be an interesting and rewarding profession.”

R. Connell

✯✯✯✯✯ Well Written, Great Intro To This Subject!!!

“Easy to understand, good intro and summary in each chapter, very useful links throughout. I came away knowing far more than i did going in and that’s the purpose of a book like this. Highly recommend it.”

Jim Moore

✯✯✯✯✯ In a Nutshell Indeed!

“Mr. Sullivan is the real deal. The book was written in a style that the average person could grasp the various intricate money laundering concepts. Highly recommended.”


✯✯✯✯✯ Very Good Book.

“Sullivan knows what he is talking about because of his vast experience in the AML industry. I found the book to very informative and educative. He also gives insight into AML as a profession. Very good book.”

Amazon Customer

✯✯✯✯✯ Entertaining and Simplified Overview of a Complicated World of AML

“Perfectly written book by an industry leader! Gives the reader a solid foundation and understanding of the multiple moving parts of AML and BSA. Highly recommend for anyone in the field, or anyone interested in financial crimes.”

Daniel Farruggio

✯✯✯✯✯ Easy To Digest

“Just finished reading this book and was not disappointed. For those like me, who’ve been in investigations for years and are wanting to get a better understanding of AML, this book hits the nail on the head. Information was easily understood and laid the groundwork for explaining the general AML structure and the entities involved.”

K. Thomas

✯✯✯✯✯ Great resource, well written, great prep for ACAMS

“I read the other reviews before purchasing this book and prepping for the ACAMS test. This was a great resource for the topic and for retired law enforcement to get a glimmer of how their skill sets apply to the private sector. Really enjoyed the book, not textbook like at all, easy interesting read. Strongly recommend it.”

James LeViness

✯✯✯✯✯ Five Stars!

“Great Book!”


✯✯✯✯✯ Highly recommended

“Highly recommended”


✯✯✯✯✯ Five Stars

“Awesome read. Very easy to understand and doesn’t have too many complex terms to describe something simple.”

Regino M. Celis Jr.

✯✯✯✯ Great Book!

“Great book!. I specifically love that Kevin broke down laundering business in novice terms. It is easy to understand and easier to remember terminologies.Loved it.”

Amazon Customer

✯✯✯✯✯ Helped With ACAMS Exam

“I purchased this book while studying for the ACAMS Exam. It truly helped me understand what the study guide was saying.”


C-Notes-Podcast All AML Content

“C Notes Podcast”

Available on your favorite broadcasting platforms including: Apple iTunes, Google, and vidcasts on YouTube

20 Best Risk Analysis Podcasts of 2021

“A curated list of the best risk analysis podcasts of 2021!”  View the full list at Welp Magazine.

Welp Magazine

20 Best Risk Assessment Podcasts of 2021

Voted “Best risk assessment podcasts of 2021” by Threat Technology, a cyber security news publication!  View the full list at Threat.Technology

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“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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