Course Length: 3 days (24 hours)

MCTFT Coordinators: Gail Walker (727-344-8020)

This course will give the investigator/agent the ability to recognize potential money laundering violations, both international and domestic, while investigating narcotics related violations. The course introduces the concepts surrounding money laundering violations with an emphasis on “off shore” schemes, and provides a historical summary of the statutes, from cash reporting through the most current amendments to the federal money laundering statutes. The course will cover the elements of proof needed to charge money laundering and currency reporting violations in both domestic and international cases. The course also deals with the sources of information available to the investigator emphasizing the techniques needed to obtain legally admissible evidence from foreign countries. In addition, the analyst or investigator will learn how to prove the amount of illegal income. Lastly, the participants will be introduced to “exotic” international money laundering schemes as well as ones that are utilizing some of the latest technology.

Course Objectives

  • Identify various methods and phases of laundering money
  • Identify the history of the money laundering statutes
  • State the criminal and civil statutes applicable to money laundering
  • Identify federal currency reporting forms and their requirements
  • Identify the requirements for obtaining a financial search warrant
  • Utilize techniques specific to financial interviewing and recording
  • Develop and analyze a financial profile
  • State the methods to obtain financial information from foreign sources

Overview of topics

  • Methods of Money Laundering
  • Currency Reporting Forms and Statutes
  • Federal Money Laundering Statutes
  • Sources of Financial Information
  • Financial Profile
  • Electronic Transfer of Funds (and Electronic Banking)
  • Information from Foreign Sources
  • New Technologies

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