Tell Her (or Him) No*

By John Byrne | August 7, 2018

Tell Her (or Him) No* Buying or Selling Antiquities Can Assist Terrorism After so many years of following the AML community and being a part of that great group, it is hard to surprise me on ways in which illicit funds can move to support a wide array of financial crime. So when invited to a recent roundtable discussion on yet another method for criminals to take advantage of, I was curious and wanted to…

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August Employee Spotlight: Jessica Bonner

By AML RightSource | August 1, 2018

AML RightSource August Employee Spotlight: meet Jessica Bonner! Ms. Bonner is a Senior Analyst in the Cleveland office with over 4 years of experience in the legal and anti-money laundering sectors. Prior to joining AML RightSource, she performed mortgage compliance fraud investigations and worked as an Attorney on a notable anti-trust matter. Ms. Bonner is a Licensed Attorney in the State of Florida. Since Ms. Bonner joined the company in February 2016, she has contributed to several…

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“Get Together”*

By John Byrne | July 20, 2018

“Get Together”* A Call for Partnership to Battle Human Trafficking Last week I was able to attend the roll-out of a new report by the leader in anti-human trafficking, Polaris. The report, “On-Ramps, Intersections, and Exit Routes: A Roadmap for Systems and Industries to Prevent and Disrupt Human Trafficking” is the sequel to their last report on trafficking typologies. The new report, according to CEO Bradley Myles, covers the intersections of the previous posted typologies. Myles…

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July Employee Spotlight: Sam Lauritzen

By AML RightSource | July 2, 2018

AML RightSource July Employee Spotlight: meet Sam Lauritzen! Sam is a Manager in the AML RightSource Hudson office and has been with the company since 2015. He has experience serving in operations and management roles in the healthcare industry and has contributed to several political campaigns. Since Mr. Lauritzen joined the company he has contributed to a variety of BSA/AML client projects. His experience includes project management, new hire training, staff development, fraud and money laundering investigations,…

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John Byrne Presents at 10th Annual BSA Coalition Conference

By AML RightSource | June 27, 2018

Yesterday AML RightSource Vice Chairman, John Byrne, spoke about the state of the current anti-money laundering community at the 10th Annual BSA Coalition Conference in Virginia. The annual conference discussed a variety of topics including the state of AML, FinCEN’s customer due diligence and beneficial ownership rules and the evolving use of technology to comply with BSA/AML. Read the full speech here.

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June Employee Spotlight: Ryan Painter

By AML RightSource | June 1, 2018

AML RightSource June Employee Spotlight: meet Ryan Painter! Ryan is a Manager in the AML RightSource Phoenix office and has been with the company since August 2013. He has over seven years of experience in the banking and anti-money laundering industries and is interested in the rise of new cryptocurrencies. Mr. Painter is a Manager in our Phoenix office with over 10 years of management experience, including seven years in the banking and anti-money laundering industries.…

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Bitcoin/Blockchain Presentation: Avoiding Jumbo Size Problems

By AML RightSource | May 15, 2018

Avoiding Jumbo Size Problems: Bitcoin/Blockchain Presentation Last week, AML RightSource Financial Crimes Advisory Practice Associate, Mici Chase, spoke at the Frantz Ward Labor and Employment Seminar. She co-presented with Keith Ashmus, Partner at Frantz Ward LLP, on the topic of Bitcoin and Blockchain. The presentation discussed what Bitcoin and Blockchain are and how they work, as well as what the future looks like with this new technology. See the gallery below for photos from the event. Ms. Chase…

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May Employee Spotlight: Matt Hanna

By AML RightSource | May 2, 2018

AML RightSource May Employee Spotlight: meet Matt Hanna, Esq., CAMS! Matt is a Manager in our Cleveland office and has been with AML RightSource since July 2015. He has led many staff augmentation projects, is part of the company’s SAR Committee, and is interested in the regulation of Money Service Businesses. Mr. Hanna is a Manager in our Cleveland office and oversees teams of analysts across the firm’s three offices. Prior to joining AML RightSource, Matt…

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Crossing the Border: How to Evaluate Countries’ AML Risk

By Samantha Mucha | May 1, 2018

Financial Institutions (“FIs”) are required to take a risk-based approach in their BSA/AML compliance programs. The risk-based approach provides FIs with a large degree of flexibility in determining their risk thresholds for certain types of customers and transactions. FIs are also required to document their approach by developing a Customer Risk Rating (“CRR”) methodology. International transactions carry different amounts of risk, depending on the jurisdiction. In order to evaluate the risks associated with connections to…

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Prescriptions for Creating a More Robust AML Program

By Mohammad Faraj | April 18, 2018

In today’s regulatory enforcement environment, staying ahead of the trends in BSA/AML compliance is critical. The stakes in minimizing risk have never been higher, compelling managers to focus on the promotion of healthy and responsible institutional practices within their financial institutions (“FIs”). A strong AML program operates in the background when things are going smoothly. However, when things go wrong, the consequences are usually severe and the weaknesses come to the forefront. FIs and nonbank…

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