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Mexico: Mexican prosecutor fired for revealing corruption probe The Washington Post


 

"Follow the Money"
Financial Training Seminar

CAPI and the Department of Justice's Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section are co-hosting a three-day Financial Investigations Seminar from January 9th to 11th, 2018 for local, state, and federal government employees who would benefit from learning from top-notch DOJ instructors how to "follow the money." Investigators, auditors, analysts, and lawyers are all welcome. The training will take place at Columbia Law School in New York City. 

This training is a live-group seminar; no advance preparation is required. It will teach participants how to apply investigative techniques and methods to unravel the case study's money laundering scheme, to identify assets for forfeiture, and to make charging and forfeiture decisions. Participants will analyze financial documents to establish links among the targets, assets, and the illegal activities, and will be assigned to a "task force" group to work on and discuss the case study as a team.  Each task force member will take a turn reporting the group's investigative results to the entire seminar. Application is mandatory. Please find the application form on our website here

The seminar is broken into the following modules:

  • Introduction to Financial Investigation
  • Starting a Financial Investigation
  • Bank Secrecy Act Reporting Requirements
  • Organizing a Financial Investigation
  • Obtaining and Analyzing Bank Documents
  • Money Laundering Statutes
  • Identifying Assets for Forfeiture
  • Evaluating and Seizing Assets
  • Proving Unexplained Income
  • Analyzing Tax Records
  • Creating a Money Flow Chart
  • Seizing and Freezing Foreign-Based Assets
  • Anticipating Challenges to Forfeiture
  • Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture Charging Decisions

Cost: There is no enrollment cost for this seminar. Participant's agency/office is responsible for all travel expenses and incidentals.

Requirements: As this is an interactive seminar, participants must be present for the entire time each day, which will be roughly from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Space is limited, so please do not apply unless you are able and willing to attend.

To Apply: Complete the application form found on our website (here). Submit to CAPI@law.columbia.edu. 

Deadline: All applications must be submitted by Monday November 20, 2017. Acceptance e-mails will be sent on or about Friday, December 1, 2017.

 
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