Transnational Criminal Organizations, Cybercrime, and Money Laundering: A Handbook for Law Enforcement Officers, Auditors, and Financial Investigators, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Transnational Criminal Organizations, Cybercrime, and Money Laundering

A Handbook for Law Enforcement Officers, Auditors, and Financial Investigators, 1st Edition

By James R. Richards

CRC Press

344 pages

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Hardback: 9780849328060
pub: 1998-10-20
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WRITTEN BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONAL FOR OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL IN THE TRENCHES

This book examines the workings of organized criminals and criminal groups that transcend national boundaries. Discussions include methods used by criminal groups to internationally launder money; law enforcement efforts to counteract such schemes; and new methods and tactics to counteract transnational money laundering.

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO FACETS OF INTERNATIONAL CRIME AND MEASURES TO COMBAT THEM

Intended for law enforcement personnel, bank compliance officers, financial investigators, criminal defense attorneys, and anyone interested in learning about the basic concepts of international crime and money laundering, this timely text explains:

  • money laundering terms and phrases

  • an overview of relevant federal agencies, transnational criminal organizations, and basic investigatory techniques

  • the intricacies of wire transfers and cyberbanking

  • the phenomenon of the "World Wide Web"
  • Reviews

    "…breaks new ground in describing in some detail the techniques used by organized crime groups. This is an excellent reference source that will contribute also to honing investigative skills."

    -Crime & Justice International, July/August 1999

    "This is an excellent book and a recommend read for the novice, the expert and the voyeur…I'll tell you this, if James R. Richards, authors a second volume on financial crimes, I would like to be the first to purchase it."

    -Business and Security Journal, March 1999

    Table of Contents

    The Bad Guys

    International Criminal Organizations

    Introduction

    The Big Six International Criminal Organizations

    Other International Criminal Organizations

    International Terrorist Organizations

    Strategic Alliances Between International Criminal Organizations

    Appendix 1 - Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers

    Money Laundering Techniques

    An Introduction to Money Laundering

    Money Laundering - What Is It?

    Money Laundering - Why Fight It?

    The Mechanics of Money Laundering

    Money Laundering Techniques and Tools

    United States v. Saccoccia - The Ultimate Example of "La Vuelta"

    Cyberbanking and Wire Transfers

    Cyberbanking

    Cybercrime

    Cybersecurity in the Future

    Cyberlaundering - An Example

    Money Laundering in the Banking Industry

    What is the "Banking Industry"?

    Offfshore Banking

    Underground or Parallel Banking Systems

    Money Laundering Techniques Common to the Banking Industry

    Preventing Money Laundering in the Banking Industry

    Money Laundering Through Banks: Case Studies

    Money Laundering in Non-Bank Financial Institutions (NBFIs)

    Introduction

    Money Services Businesses (MSBs)

    Casinos

    Card Clubs

    Race Tracks

    Insurance Companies

    Securities Dealers

    The Good Guys

    United States Federal Government Agencies and Task Forces

    Introduction

    Justice Department

    Department of State

    Department of the Treasury

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

    Federal Reserve Board

    Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)

    Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

    Anti-Money Laundering Tools

    Domestic Money Laundering Statutes and Laws

    Milestones in American Anti-Money Laundering Efforts

    Evolution of American Money Laundering Laws

    Proposed Money Laundering and Financial Crimes Strategy Bill of 1997

    Federal Sentencing Guidelines

    States' Money Laundering and Reporting Legislation

    Current State of American Money Laundring Laws

    Appendix (Chapter 7) - Bank Secrecy Act and Regulations Text and "Translation"

    Regulatory (Anti-Money Laundering) Forms

    Introduction

    The Six Major Regulatory Forms

    Appendix (Chapter 8) - The Reporting and Recordkeeping Forms

    Asset Forfeiture

    Introduction

    Basic Concepts of Forfeiture

    Equitable Sharing and Adoption of State Forfeitures

    Disposition of Seized and Forfeited Property

    The Future of Asset Forfeiture

    Law Enforcement Operations

    Introduction

    Law Enforcement Tools

    Multi-Agency Drug Money Laundering Operations

    Investigative Techniques

    Four Basic Steps of Money Laundering Investigations

    Compelling the Production of Documents

    The ABA Numerical System Identification Code

    The World Stage

    International Organizations and Treaties

    Introduction

    The United Nations

    Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

    Carribean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF)

    Organization of American States (OAS)

    Other International Organizations or Entities

    International Banking Organizations

    International Agreements and Treaties

    The Pan American Countries: Canada, Mexico, Panama, and Colombia

    Canada

    Mexico

    Panama and the Colon Free Zone

    Colombia

    Russia and the Former Soviet Union (FSU) Nations

    Introduction

    Drug Trafficking Activity in Russia

    Drug Trafficking Activity in the Former Soviet Union (FSU) Countries

    Russian Anti-Money Laundering Efforts

    Cooperation Between Russia and the United States

    Profiles of Other Countries

    Introduction

    Country Profiles

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    LAW041000
    LAW / Forensic Science
    SOC004000
    SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology