Cuban and Venezuelan Sanctions with Marilu Jimenez and Andy Fernandez

By AML RightSource | February 19, 2020

Marilu Jimenez of FINCAdvisors sits down with Andy Fernandez, partner at Holland & Knight and a leading expert in sanctions compliance. They discuss the sanctions regime and its increasingly complex nature, as well as the recent guidance OFAC issued in the summer on culture. Their discussion covers two particular types of sanctions, both extremely relevant in the US and Latin American markets; the rollback of the general licenses related to Cuba and the complexity of…

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AML Conversations: Iranian Sanctions – Tim White

By AML RightSource | February 11, 2020

In this edition of AML Conversations, we’re looking at the economic sanctions imposed on Iran. The US Government has used economic sanctions for over 200 years to exert pressure on foreign countries and others to implement its foreign policies. In recent times, the US has used sanctions against numerous foreign governments, including Iran, North Korea and Venezuela.

The sanctions programs relating to Iran have a particularly complex and tortured past. In this edition of AML Conversations, Elliot Berman and Tim White of AML RightSource, discuss the history of these programs from their inception in 1979 to their current state.

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AML Conversations: James W. Foley Foundation

By AML RightSource | February 5, 2020

In this edition of AML Conversations, John Byrne sits down with Thomas Durkin, the Education Program Director of the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation. Tom takes you through an emotional discussion of the impact his friend and photojournalist, Jim Foley, has had on hostage advocacy and the security needs of journalists everywhere. In 2014, Jim was captured and later murdered by ISIS. Jim’s death prompted the creation of the Foundation whose vision is that all…

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AML Conversations: Andy Price – AML Challenges for Credit Unions Worldwide

By AML RightSource | January 15, 2020

In this edition of AML Conversations, John Byrne, Vice Chairman at AML RightSource sits down with Andy Price of World Council of Credit Unions on AML challenges for credit unions worldwide particularly as it applies to financial inclusion. The Council, among other things, supports financial markets in growing economies, along with global partners, such as USAID, the UN, and the World Bank by promoting financial inclusion, strengthening institutions as well as providing policy and regulatory…

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AML Conversations: Steve Cohen – Basis Technology

By AML RightSource | December 19, 2019

In this edition of AML Conversations, Elliot Berman, Marketing Advisor at AML RightSource sits down with Steven Cohen, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Basis Technology. The company is engineering a safer & more productive world by building proven Artificial Intelligence solutions for analyzing text, connecting data silos, and discovering digital evidence. The conversation focuses on how various elements of AI are influencing the effectiveness of transaction monitoring in the financial services…

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AML Conversations: Kent Belasco – Director, Commercial Banking Program Marquette University

By AML RightSource | October 14, 2019

In this edition of AML Conversations, John sits down with Kent Belasco, Director of the Commercial Banking program at Marquette University, one of only two undergraduate programs dedicated to banking in the United States. As the AML community continues to figure out the variety of skill sets needed by financial crimes professionals, having a potential workforce with actual banking backgrounds can certainly assist with understanding the risk challenges with certain products and services. Now sit…

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AML Conversations: Dennis Lormel – Dealing with White Supremacists

By AML RightSource | August 8, 2019

Welcome to this episode of our podcast series, AML Conversations. In this episode, AML RightSource Vice Chairman John Byrne interviews Former FBI TFOS Head, Dennis Lormel. With the horrific shootings in Gilroy, El Paso and Dayton, AML Conversations explores how the AML community can further assist law enforcement in dealing with white supremacists. Now sit back and enjoy AML conversations. Stream AML Conversations on SoundCloud and iTunes. AML Conversations is dedicated to inform professionals and those…

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AML Conversations: Marilu Jimenez – A Global Career in AML, Training and Compliance Advocacy

By AML RightSource | June 11, 2019

Welcome to this episode of our podcast series, AML Conversations. In this special advisory board edition, AML RightSource Vice Chairman John Byrne interviews Marilu Jimenez, who recently joined the AML RightSource Advisory Board in early April. Marilu has extensive legal and compliance experience in both the United States and internationally. She runs her own advisory practice and shares her views on the regulatory environment in Latin America, as well as her dedication to training and…

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AML Conversations: The importance of training prosecutors with Elliot Casey from the Virginia Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Services Council

By AML RightSource | May 23, 2019

Welcome to this episode of our podcast series, AML Conversations. In this edition, we dig deep into how prosecutors in the Commonwealth of Virginia get trained on many areas of law, including financial crime. Vice Chairman John Byrne’s guest, Elliott Casey, a former prosecutor himself, now trains law enforcement officials (prosecutors and investigators alike) on such disparate issues like digital evidence, forfeiture and complex financial crime. Casey also shares his views on the civil safe…

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AML Conversations: Live, from Hollywood, FL!

By AML RightSource | May 6, 2019

Welcome to this episode of our podcast series, AML Conversations. In this edition, we join AML RightSource Vice Chairman, John Byrne as he moderates a live panel of veteran AML experts during the 2019 ACAMS moneylaundering.com 24th Annual International AML & Financial Crime Conference in Hollywood, FL. The panel, made up of Chuck Taylor – AML RightSource Executive Vice President and Head of Financial Crime Advisory, Rick Small – BB&T Executive Vice President and Director…

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