AML Conversations: PSI and Financial Crime-Essential Investigations to Improve the AML Community

By AML RightSource | November 2, 2018
Welcome to this episode of our podcast series, AML Conversations. In this edition of AML Conversations, AML RightSource Vice Chairman, John Byrne, sits down with Elise Bean. Elise Bean is the former staff director and chief counsel of the US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI) and the author of a new book, Financial Exposure: Carl Levin’s Senate Investigations into Finance and Tax Abuse. You’ll hear an in-depth interview on the major financial crime investigations of the past 20 years that are covered in her new book. You can purchase the book here.

AML Conversations: The Major Challenges of Banking Marijuana Businesses

By AML RightSource | October 22, 2018
Welcome to this episode of our podcast series, AML Conversations. In this edition of AML Conversations, AML RightSource Vice Chairman, John Byrne, talks with Steven Kemmerling. Steven is the CEO and Founder of MRB Monitor, a company that doesn’t support or oppose the banking of marijuana customers, but provides information so that institutions can make more informed decisions on whether or not their account holders are directly or indirectly managing products or businesses that have something to do with the sale of or with the enabling of the sale of marijuana. This conversation delves into the major challenges of banking marijuana businesses with the federal and state conflicts that still exist. Review the FinCEN guidance on marijuana related businesses here.

AML Conversations: How the IRS is Essential to the AML Community on a Number of Fronts

By AML RightSource | October 10, 2018
Welcome to this episode of our podcast series, AML Conversations. In this edition of AML Conversations, AML RightSource Vice Chairman, John Byrne, sat down with Mark Matthews who has had a long and distinguished career in both the private and public sectors. He is currently a member of Caplin & Drysdale Tax Controversies, Tax Litigation, and Exempt Organizations practice groups and has previous experience with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the Justice Department, as well as experience serving in senior AML roles. This conversation covers offshore banking, beneficial ownership, tax evasion, and the role played by IRS post 9/11 and up to today.

AML Conversations: Chuck Lewis's Impact on the Compliance Community

By AML RightSource | September 25, 2018
Welcome to this episode of our podcast series, AML Conversations. In this edition of AML Conversations, AML RightSource Vice Chairman, John Byrne, sat down with legendary compliance expert, Chuck Lewis. Chuck is retiring after 42 years of work in the banking industry, 40 of those years specifically in compliance. Throughout his career he has worked directly for financial institutions, advisory firms, and finally for the Missouri Bankers Association advising and working with banks on various compliance matters including Bank Secrecy Act issues. Chuck Lewis is well known for his training, compliance reviews, and great sense of humor.

AML Conversations: The Widespread Use of Antiquities to Commit Terrorist Acts and How the AML Community Can Help

By AML RightSource | August 14, 2018
Welcome to this episode of our podcast series, AML Conversations. In this edition of AML Conversations, AML RightSource Vice Chairman, John Byrne, sat down with the founder of the Antiquities Coalition. The Antiquities Coalition is a nonprofit organization created roughly four years ago to stop the use of stolen antiquities as terrorist financing tools for extremist organizations, a very compelling part of anti-terrorist financing. The Antiquities Coalition conducts excellent advocacy and awareness work dealing with the need for countries around the world to create relevant laws and regulations to address stolen antiquities and their use as a tool to commit horrific crimes.

AML Conversations: AML/CFT since 9/11 and the Vast Array of Challenges in 2018 from an AML Public Servant

By AML RightSource | July 6, 2018
Welcome to this episode of our podcast series, AML Conversations. In this edition of AML Conversations, AML RightSource Vice Chairman, John Byrne, sat down with John Roth. John Roth has spent his career addressing the major challenges facing the AML community in the public sector and now is leading an effort for an important component in a new part of the private sector. John Roth’s distinguished career includes being the lead of the 9/11 Commission Report on terrorist financing, serving as Inspector General at the Department of Homeland Security, and serving as the Department of Justice’s liaison to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Today he works for a digital currency exchange, Bittrex, as the Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer. The discussion focuses on John Roth’s career and ends with where Bittrex fits in with financial technology and his views on artificial intelligence.

AML Conversations: Understanding the Nexus of Corruption and AML

By AML RightSource | May 9, 2018
This edition of AML Conversations features John Byrne, AML RightSource Vice Chairman, and Jonathan Lopez, Partner in the white collar corporate investigations group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in Washington DC. The discussion revolves around Jonathan’s previous career with the Department of Justice where he covered the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), personal liability cases, and money laundering issues. The conversation also covers his transition to the private sector and the perspective he now has from being a prosecutor to currently defending and advising white collar clients.

AML Conversations: Career in Compliance

By AML RightSource | April 17, 2018
Welcome to the third episode of our podcast series, AML Conversations. AML Conversations is dedicated to inform professionals and those interested in anti-money laundering about conversations happening in the government, private sector, and internationally. We will be posting interviews, live programming, and panel discussions related to the industry throughout the series to keep our listeners well-informed.

AML Conversations Episode 2: John Byrne on Community Banking and Fintech

By AML RightSource | February 14, 2018
Welcome to the second episode of our new podcast series, AML Conversations. AML Conversations is dedicated to inform professionals and those interested in anti-money laundering about conversations happening in the government, private sector, and internationally. We will be posting interviews, live programming, and panel discussions related to the industry throughout the series to keep our listeners well-informed.

AML Conversations

John Byrne, Executive VP at AML RightSource sits down to talk with Richard Harvey, compliance veteran and current EVP, General Counsel & Director of...

AML RightSource Executive Vice President, John Byrne sits down with Kevin Hall, Chief Economics Correspondent and Senior Investigative Reporter for...

Don Semesky spent decades working, training, and building policy for several agencies. His insight from the very early days of the Bank Secrecy Act...

Tom Cardamone, the CEO and President of Global Financial Integrity (GFI), discusses the worldwide challenges of preventing illicit financial flows...

The terrorist attacks by US citizens against Congress and the Capitol on January 6th were the most horrific attacks on US soil since 9/11. We sat...

In this episode of AML Conversations, John Byrne, AML RightSource Executive Vice President, Chuck Taylor, AML RightSource Executive Vice President...

In this episode of AML Conversations, AML RightSource Executive Vice President John Byrne sits down with Melissa Strait, Global Head of Financial...

In this episode of AML Conversations, John Byrne, Executive VP at AML RightSource sits down with Don Fort, recently retired Chief of the Internal...

In this episode of AML Conversations, John Byrne, Executive VP sits down with Frank Ewing, CEO, both of AML RightSource and Will Hausberg, Managing...

Dr. Gary Shiffman, CEO of Giant Oak, discusses the recent explosive stories of the leaked SAR documents with AML RightSource Executive VP John Byrne....

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