• Financial Professional since 1980
  • Quickly entered the corporate world and was running divisions before age 30
  • Spent 10+ yrs as Mgmt Consultant fixing business throughout North America
  • 2005: Joined Key’s AML Dept.
  • 2006: Became CAMS certified and began teaching others
  • 2007: Joined ACAMS Education Task Force and wrote for CAMS exam
  • 2009: Freelance AML Investigator and Educator

Other services I provide to businesses and organizations include:

  • Seminar: Best Practices of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs), including technical tips to reduce paper filings and better aid law enforcement.
  • A 5-day, on-site, intensive exam prep course (unofficial).
  • Developing enterprise-wide, AML education programs, including test materials.
  • Contract work for AML / CTF Investigative engagements.
  • AML speaking engagements.

I protect public and private entities, as well as individuals, by finding people like Bernie Madoff. My investigations have led to incarcerations and the cessation of well over $350 million in money laundering, corporate theft, financial fraud and government waste. I have rooted out everything from Ponzi schemes and loan fraud to terrorist financing. My work put an end to schemes that had run for years and gone totally undetected by those who were tasked as watchdogs.

I provide guidance and tools to candidates for the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (CAMS) certification exam, including the ONLY computer-based, full-length practice test. I not only test the candidate’s knowledge base, but also prepare him/her for the physiological rigors of the exam. It is available to individuals and in bulk for corporate clients (It is currently being translated into Arabic). The passing rate for those I have assisted is over 90%. Please note that ACAMS does not endorse my guidance or tools – the materials are my product and I am solely responsible for the content.

Since 2007, I have been a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) Education Task Force. I wrote questions for the 2007 Exam and anticipate participating again in 2010. I have co-facilitated the official ACAMS Exam Prep Course and also run my own Exam Prep Study Groups with 24+ hours of instruction.

I am the co-founder of the KeyBank Financial Intelligence Unit’s Investigators’ Continuing Education series that incorporates current threat analyses, trends, case studies, historical perspectives (eg, Charles Ponzi), and outside resources such as law enforcement.

I am the creator and owner of the LinkedIn Groups “ACAMS / CAMS Exam Study Forum (unofficial)” and “AML Investigators’ Forum”

My blog (AMLAssassin) covers Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Terrorist Financing (CTF) terms, methods, and guidance for the AML Investigator.