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Is AML Ready for Artificial Intelligence?

By Edward Ellis | February 14, 2019
Today’s criminals have more sophisticated ways to launder money than ever before. This is creating unprecedented challenges for the AML community. To minimize the increasing risks, financial institutions also need more advanced tools and skills to help them track, discover, and stop financial crimes from occurring.

How Financial Institutions Can Combat Growing Tax-Prep Fraud

By Kristina Melomed | February 13, 2019
Tax return preparer fraud is an area of increasing concern for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS defines tax return preparer fraud as the preparation and filing of false income tax returns containing inflated personal or business expenses, false deductions, unpermitted credits, or excessive exemptions. Unscrupulous preparers may either steal the refund outright, charge a fee based on a percentage of the refund, or collude with the taxpayer to split the proceeds.

A Guide to the State of the 2019 AML Industry

By AML RightSource | February 11, 2019
For people working in a community that changes as regularly as AML and financial crimes prevention, it can be challenging to find the time to reflect on bigger-picture trends. As criminals find increasingly more inventive ways to launder money and commit other financial misdeeds, compliance officers are required to adapt quickly to find new ways of detecting and preventing these crimes. That doesn’t leave a lot of time for deep thought on the state of the industry as a whole.

The State of AML Practices in 2019

By AML RightSource | February 11, 2019
Learn how to be effective in the 2019 AML industry Criminals are always looking for new and innovative ways to launder money. AML professionals will need to stay abreast with industry-wide trends and new illicit practices to stop financial crime in its tracks. But finding time to do your own research is difficult, especially when your schedule is already full with your other AML duties.

Chuck Taylor Adds Proven Industry Expertise to AML RightSource

By Frank Ewing | February 7, 2019
When you build a team, any team, whether for sports, elections, or the executive suite, you begin by creating a dream team in your mind. You have a vision of each key player — his or her background, skill set, and expertise. While you aim for the whole package, you know that you’ll have to make a few compromises. You’ll have to trade a little less of one skill for a little more of another.

February Employee Spotlight: Paul Iya

By AML RightSource | February 4, 2019
We are very excited to highlight a staff member each month from our team of superb employees. AML RightSource February Employee Spotlight: meet Paul Iya! Mr. Iya is an Associate Manager in the AML RightSource Cleveland office with over five years of experience in the legal and anti-money laundering sectors. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), and is well-versed in industry policies and best practices. Prior to joining AML RightSource, his practice areas included white collar and general criminal defense, business and commercial litigation, and professional discipline and licensing. Paul is a licensed attorney in the state of New York.

How to Prepare Your Company for Annual AML Exams

By AML RightSource | February 1, 2019
When AML compliance exams come up in conversation among financial institutions, the most common word we hear is “inconsistent.” Financial leaders would like more certainty among the various regulatory bodies, including on their interpretation and enforcement of AML laws.

Beginnings*

By John Byrne | January 30, 2019
Beginnings* Only just a start Congress starts on a bipartisan basis There have been a few posts and stories (to say the least) about how the change in power in the US congress in 2019 can impact the financial community. With the potential for investigations on everything from consumer abuse to compliance deficiencies and any other scandals, the AML community ignores the legislative branch at their peril. For several previous sessions, it was easy to avoid focusing in what were only occasional hearings but, frankly, very political and in some cases, one sided.

Why I Joined AML RightSource

By Chuck Taylor | January 28, 2019
As an AML professional with any sort of tenure, contact from recruiters becomes common place.  It’s a nice problem to have but one that most of us try to kindly deflect.  When I was contacted by a recruiter representing AML RightSource I was curious as it was not the normal type of firm that seeks me out.  As a client I knew that AML RightSource was great at what they do, but their business model didn’t seem to fit my skill set.  I met the recruiter and she told me she was filling a vacancy for Head of the Financial Crimes Advisory Practice.  My initial reaction was to laugh as I thought she had the wrong person.  I’m a practitioner not a consultant and the idea seemed overwhelming and completely out of my comfort zone.

AML Conversations

Asset Forfeiture Global Expert Stef Cassella returns to AML Conversations to discuss civil and criminal forfeiture. He explains how it's used, common...

Kit Conklin, VP at Kharon and a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council discusses the recent “joint alert” between the Financial Crimes Enforcement...

John discusses with Kent Belasco, the Director of Marquette University’s Commercial Banking Program, a recent project with a microfinance...

Alan Ketley, the new Executive Secretary of the Wolfsberg Group discusses the mission of the group, their focus on a variety of AML related topics:...

Rob Triano of CipherTrace discusses his career move from traditional banking to the Federal Reserve to CipherTrace and addressing the unique...

Tom Vartanian, the Executive Director of the Financial Technology & Cybersecurity Center discussed the ongoing problems with cybersecurity,...

John interviewed Michael Lee, IRSCI Supervisory Special Agent, Western Cyber Crime Unit, on crypto, NFTs and Decentralized Finance.  

John Byrne sits down with former FinCEN Deputy Director, Jamal El-Hindi and now Counsel with Clifford Chance. The two discuss AML challenges with new...

For this episode of our AML Conversations podcast, we sit down with Sara Crowe, the strategic initiatives director at Polaris, a non-profit working...

John Byrne chats with Brian Szady, Founder of a threat mitigation firm Threatminder, on the various cybersecurity issues challenging the AML world,...

Press

AML RightSource, the leading provider of Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”), Know Your Customer (“KYC”), and Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) compliance...

AML RightSource’s ongoing expansion into the technology arena continues to go from strength-to-strength as they welcome Stern International Bank to...

Please see a statement below from AML RightSource’s CEO and Buffalo local resident Frank Ewing about this weekend’s tragic events (Saturday May 14,...

CLEVELAND – April 13, 2022 — AML RightSource, the leading provider of Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”), Know Your Customer (“KYC”), and Bank Secrecy Act...

AML RightSource, the leading firm focused on fighting financial crime for clients and the world, welcomes Alexandra Lugo as the company’s general...

Initiative to Create 363 Jobs in Buffalo CLEVELAND –- March 21, 2022 — New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that AML RightSource, the leading...

AML RightSource, the leading firm focused on fighting financial crime for clients and the world, is pleased to announce that Mark Horwood-James has...

CLEVELAND (March 7, 2022) — AML RightSource (“AMLRS”), the leading firm focused on fighting financial crime for clients and the world, is pleased to...

AML RightSource (“AMLRS”), the leading firm focused on fighting financial crime for clients and the world, is pleased to announce that Nicholas...