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2017 Mid-Atlantic Anti-Money Laundering Conference

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The HSI Illicit Finance and Proceeds of Crimes Unit (IFPCU) recently organized the 11th Annual Mid-Atlantic Anti-Money Laundering (MAAML) Conference which took place in Arlington, Virginia, Aug. 7-9. HSI, along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the United States Secret Service and the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation, hosted the conference.

This year’s MAAML Conference was commenced by HSI Division Chief Michael Prado, who as Master of Ceremony welcomed participants from the government, private sector and introduced the ICE Color Guard for their Presentation of Colors. Opening remarks were made by HSI Assistant Director of Investigative Programs, Matthew C. Allen. Mr. Allen emphasized the importance of the collaboration between law enforcement and the private financial sector in combating worldwide money laundering and its emerging trends. This year’s MAAML key note speakers included Juan Zarate, Chairman and Co-founder of the Financial Integrity Network, Joe Markel, a Compliance Manager, at Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC and Daniel Silver, former Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.

The conference was attended by approximately 600 U.S. law enforcement and anti-money laundering professionals within the U.S. financial industry. The conference focused on intelligence briefings from the sponsoring agencies related to significant criminal and terrorist threats, current money laundering trends, successful investigations, regulatory and compliance issues, cyber threats, as well as lessons learned. It additionally served as an opportunity for law enforcement and industry partners to network and establish working relationships that will help secure the country and close down vulnerabilities within the financial and economic sectors.

The Tenth Annual Mid-Atlantic Anti-Money Laundering (MAAML) Conference will take place at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, 1250 South Hayes Street, Arlington, Virginia, 22202, July 26 through 28, 2016.

This conference will focus on intelligence briefings from the sponsoring agencies related to significant criminal and terrorist threats, current money laundering trends, successful investigations, regulatory issues, cyber threats, as well as lessons learned. The conference will additionally serve as an opportunity for law enforcement and industry partners to network and establish working relationships that will help secure our country and shutdown vulnerabilities within the financial and economic sectors.

The sponsoring agencies for this tenth annual conference include Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the United States Secret Service, and the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation.

This conference is restricted to government officials and approved members of the financial industry.

ICE/HSI, FBI, DEA, USSS, and IRS/CI employees interested in attending this conference are required to register through their respective headquarters financial investigations division. Direct registrations will not be accepted.

2016 Conference Details

DateTimeDescription
Jul. 26 - 28 Entire Conference
Jul. 252 p.m. - 5 p.m.Early Registration
Jul. 267:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.Registration
Jul. 26 - 278:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.Full Conference Days
Jul. 288:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Final Conference Day

Location: Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, 1250 South Hayes Street, Arlington, Virginia, 22202

Accommodations: The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City is currently accepting reservations. Attendees can book rooms at the special conference hotel room rate of $174 per night by calling the hotels reservation toll free line or online as noted below.  The deadline for reservations is June 24, 2016.

 Individual guestroom reservations may be made online at Ritz-Carlton.com for the dates of July 25-27 https://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/PentagonCity/Reservations/Default.htm
Please input the Arrival Date, Departure Date and Group Code
Group Code: MIDMIDA

Or

By phone at 1-800-241-3333
Please reference the Group Name when calling
Group Name: 10th Annual Mid-Atlantic Anti-Money Laundering Conference

Please make room reservations prior to the deadline of June 24, 2016 to receive the special conference rate. The hotel provides an option to cancel the reservation prior to the event.  

There is no registration fee associated with this conference; however, each attendee will need to register through the attached electronic registration form or by visiting https://www.ice.gov/cornerstone.

Anti-Money Laundering Conference

The Eighth Annual Mid-Atlantic Anti-Money Laundering (MAAML) Conference took place Aug. 11-14, 2014 at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, DC 20023.

This conference focused on current money laundering trends, successful investigations as well as lessons learned. The conference additionally served as an opportunity for law enforcement and industry partners to network and establish working relationships that will help secure our country and shutdown vulnerabilities within the financial and economic sectors.

The sponsoring agencies for this eighth annual conference include the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the United States Secret Service, and the Internal Revenue Service.

For updates on the conference, as well as information on the latest trends and typologies related to money laundering, please visit https://www.ice.gov/cornerstone.

2014 Conference Details

DateTimeDescription
Aug. 11 - Aug. 14 Entire Conference
Aug. 112 p.m. - 5 p.m.Early Check In
Aug. 127:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.Check In
Aug. 12 - Aug. 138:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.Conference Events
Aug. 148:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Check Out

Place: The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20036

Registration is now closed.

Anti-Money Laundering Conference

2012 Mid-Atlantic Anti-Money Laundering Conference

The seventh annual Mid-Atlantic Anti-Money Laundering Conference took place at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City, 1250 South Hayes Street, in Arlington, Va., from July 30 through Aug. 2, 2012. This conference focused on current money laundering trends, successful investigations and lessons learned. It served as an opportunity for law enforcement agencies and industry partners to network and establish lasting relationships that will help secure our country and shutdown vulnerabilities within the financial and economic sectors.

The sponsoring agencies for the seventh annual conference included the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the United States Secret Service (USSS).

2011 Mid-Atlantic Anti-Money Laundering Conference Presentations

Paul Cogswell, Closed Loop Financial Products and Organized Crime (PDF | 2.1 MB)

Hal Crawford, Trade Based Money Laundering (PDF | 940 KB)

John Davidson, AML Typologies (PDF | 74 KB)

Phil DeLuca, Issue Based-Typology Driven Investigations (PDF | 125 KB)

Doug Leff, Emerging Money Laundering Threats (PDF | 99 KB)

Jerry Livigni, OFAC & Life Comes at You Fast (PDF | 602 KB)

Marta McClure, MoneyGram Fraud Prevention Efforts (PDF | 1.4 MB)

Edwige Sacco, Risk Management: Integrating AML and Anti-Fraud Efforts (PDF | 117 KB)

Ken Smith, Leveraging Financial Intelligence – Unleashing the Power of Cooperative Relationships with Financial Institutions (PDF | 836 KB)

Harry Wedewer, Commodities Futures Trading Commission: Brief Introduction (PDF | 212 KB)

Evan Weitz, Forfeiting Assets and the Black Market Peso Exchange (BMPE) (PDF | 359 KB)

T. Jack Williams, Mobile Payments and the Global Remittance of Funds (PDF | 3.5 MB)

2010 Mid-Atlantic Anti-Money Laundering Conference

July 27-29, 2010

The 5th Annual Mid-Atlantic Anti-Money Laundering Conference was held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC, from July 27, through July 29, 2010. The purpose of this conference each year is to focus on current money laundering trends, successful investigations and lessons learned. The conference is an opportunity for law enforcement agencies and private industry partners in the financial community to network and establish lasting working relationships that will help to secure the homeland and shut down potential and existing vulnerabilities within the financial and economic sector.

For the past five years, this event has been hosted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigations (IRS-CI). Details on the 2011 conference will posted on this website as they become available.

Selected presentations from the 2010 conference are available for downloading below in PDF format.

  • Alma Angotti, Enforcement, FINRA, Master-Sub Account Arrangements (PDF | 244 KB)
  • Alma Angotti, Enforcement, FINRA, Regulatory Update (PDF | 135 KB)
  • Darren Donovan, KPMG: Preventing Fraud, Detecting Waste, Responding to Abuse, Creating Transparency and Ensuring Accountability (PDF | 585 KB)
  • Deborah Morrisey, ICE: Foreign Corruption (PDF | 2.3 MB)
  • Debra Novak, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDF | 135 KB)
  • Don W. Randall, Bank of London (PDF | 80 KB)
  • Gerard LiVigni, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Ethics and Risk for OFAC: Two Aspects of One Compliance Reality (PDF | 275 KB)
  • Jason L. Nestelroad, SSA FBI, Cyber Division, Cyber Criminal Section, Financial Threat Focus Cell (PDF | 2.5 MB)
  • Jeff Ross, Chief Compliance Officer, Green Dot Corporation (PDF | 1.7 MB)
  • Jessica Gomel-Veksland, Vice President and Compliance Manager, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Assessing Risk Across Borders: KYC Feedback (PDF | 27 KB)
  • John Wagner, Director for BSA/AML Compliance, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (PDF | 145 KB)
  • Marion Percell, Chief, Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Unit, U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of New Jersey, Money Transmitting Businesses (PDF | 720 KB)
  • Maurice Clark, IRS Criminal Investigation, SAR Review Program: A National Perspective (PDF | 176 KB)
  • Nina Nichols, Assistant Director, Compliance Risk, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (PDF | 87 KB)
  • Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Prepaid Access (PDF | 232 KB)

2009 Mid-Atlantic Anti-Money Laundering Conference

The 4th Annual Mid-Atlantic Anti-Money Laundering Conference was held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC, from September 22, 2009, through September 24, 2009. The purpose of this conference each year is to focus on current money laundering trends, successful investigations and lessons learned. The conference is an opportunity for law enforcement agencies and private industry partners in the financial community to network and establish lasting working relationships that will help to secure the homeland and shut down potential and existing vulnerabilities within the financial and economic sector.

For the past four years, this event has been hosted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigations (IRS-CI).

Selected presentations from the 2009 conference are available for downloading below in PDF format.

  • Darren Donovan, KPMG: Current Anti-Money Laundering Issues (PDF | 49 KB)
  • David Levenberg, Deutsche Bank: Challenges of AML Laundering in International Correspondent Banking (PDF | 44 KB)
  • David Murray, U.S. Treasury Dept.: Misuse of Open Loop Prepaid Cards (PDF | 602 KB)
  • T. Jack Williams, Paymentcard Services Inc.: Prepaid Debit Card Overview (PDF | 1.2 MB)
  • Dr. John Zdanowicz, Florida International University: Trade-Based Money Laundering (PDF | 1.2 MB)
  • Elliot Leary, KPMG: Banking and Finance Integrity Survey Results (PDF | 539 KB)
  • Gerard LiVigni, U.S. Treasury Dept.: Office of Foreign Asset Control Report (PDF | 2.1 MB)
  • Lisa Arquette, FDIC: Bank Life Cycle (PDF | 155 KB)
Last Reviewed/Updated: 09/06/2017