Government Agencies

In an era when terrorist financing threats are increasingly widespread, regulatory and law enforcement agencies must be prepared to address a wide range of threat scenarios and illicit business models. Terrorist financiers, much like fraudsters and money launderers, are opportunistic. They know the entry points of bank financial crimes programs are vulnerable, and can subsequently thwart detection once inside to fund and execute their operation. Regulatory and law enforcement personnel need to be able to step inside the mindset and modus operandi of a terrorist financier and understand how financial institutions are exposed to illicit financing.

Stratis Advisory provides training, investigative services for counterterrorism financing, and expert testimony for federal and state regulatory and law enforcement agencies.

Founded by former compliance officers and AML/BSA experts, Stratis Advisory has a hands-on understanding of the typologies and trends of ill-meaning insiders, individuals, corporations, hawaladars, and charities, involved in illicit fund movement.

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Engagement Profiles:

Expert Services for Anti-Money Laundering Program Matter

Situation and Background: Government agency sought expert services on anti-money laundering program compliance, international money laundering, and offshore parallel exchange markets.

Key Issues:

  • Agency needed an expert to provide insight into esoteric offshore parallel exchange markets.
  • Determine whether entity maintained sufficient anti-money laundering compliance program.
  • Transaction activity could be indicative of potential international money laundering.

Services:

  • Provided subject matter expertise to legal counsel on anti-money laundering program compliance, international money laundering, and offshore parallel exchange markets.
  • Assisted with review of business records.
  • Assess whether transaction activity could be indicative of potential international money laundering.
  • Participated in meetings with legal team and joint meetings of counsel.