Money Laundering: A Guide for Criminal Investigators, Second Edition

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CRC Press, Apr 27, 2006 - Law - 560 pages
Many of the techniques that drug traffickers and organized crime figures use to launder money are also employed by terrorist groups - as those involved in investigating the attacks of September 11, 2001 soon discovered. These techniques and their perpetrators have grown in number and sophistication, creating an urgent need for investigators to develop strategies that will help keep them one step ahead of the game.

Authoritative and accessible, Money Laundering: A Guide for Criminal Investigators, Second Edition is based on the author's extensive experience in law enforcement. It provides a clear understanding of money laundering practices and explains the investigative and legislative processes that are essential in detecting and circumventing this illegal and ultimately dangerous activity.

In addition to being an informative and straightforward resource for those investigating complex narcotics cases or other cases in which there is a financial component, this new edition addresses techniques used to track down the money trail of terrorists who are highly motivated, well-trained, organized, disciplined - and well-funded.

What's New in the Second Edition:

■ Explains money laundering provisions under the U.S. Patriot Act
■ Explains how the changes in federal forfeiture law affect existing money laundering law
■ Clarifies current legislation and how it affects money laundering investigation
■ Outlines the basics as well as the emerging trends of terrorist financing
■ Includes two new chapters on the investigation of terrorist activities
 

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Good book i must say, the material is easily understandable and the case examples solidify the concepts explained in the book. I also enjoy the occasional humor of author. Its like a "Money laundering for dummies" book, though its 560 pages.
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Contents

Chapter
1
Chapter
6
Money Laundering Forfeiture
65
Indirect Methods of Proving Income
145
Business Operations
161
Domestic Banking
173
Banking Operations
187
International Banking
209
Basic Money Laundering Schemes
315
Diabolically Clever Laundering Schemes
331
Fiendishly Complex Money Laundering Schemes
353
Terrorism Financing
369
Investigation of Terrorist Financing
378
The Al Qaeda Terrorism Money
384
Investigating Money Laundering Cases
393
The Case File
411

Money Transfers
225
Real Property
243
Securities
251
Obtaining Financial Information
267
Sources of Information
293
Bibliography
425
Appendix B Source Debriefing Guide
439
Document Search Warrant Example
455
Appendix F Federal Statutes Relating to Money Laundering Forfeiture
491
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