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Money Laundering and Electronic Currencies

Full Day Training Event

Presented by Bret Hood

Information

Date:
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Times:
Registration and continental breakfast begin at 7:30am
Program from 8:00am to 4:15pm

Location:
NYS Police Academy Lecture Theater, State Office Campus
1220 Washington Avenue, Building 24
Albany, New York 12226

CPE credits: 8

Speaker: Bret Hood

Early Bird Pricing:
$80.00 Members of the Albany ACFE Chapter
$125.00 Non-Members of the Albany ACFE Chapter

Standard Pricing:
$100.00 Members of the Albany ACFE Chapter
$150.00 Non-Members of the Albany ACFE Chapter

Pricing includes continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon break.
Please Note: No food or drink is permitted in the Lecture Theater Auditorium

Registration will be open until 5:00 pm on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

Registration Closed

Event Plan

Introduction to Money Laundering – An interactive exercise introducing students to the basic concepts of money laundering.

Learning Objectives:  After this block of instruction, the participants will be able to:

  • Define money laundering
  • Identify the 3 stages of money laundering
  • Compare/contrast money laundering goals of criminals and terrorists

Electronic Currencies - A review of BitCoin and other electronic currencies and how they are affecting fraud and money laundering cases.

Learning Objectives:  After this block of instruction, the participants will be able to:

  • Define electronic currency
  • Compare/contrast open and closed end currencies
  • Compare/contrast Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other electronic currencies
  • Evaluate detection methods for money laundering using electronic currencies

Advanced Money Laundering - an interactive scenario based course where the students construct their own money laundering schemes and judge whether it would be successful or not. 

Learning Objectives:  After this block of instruction, the participants will be able to:

  • Identify advanced money laundering techniques
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of an existing anti-money laundering program
  • Design advanced money laundering detection protocols matching the organizational risk appetite

Speaker Bio

Bret Hood

After serving 25 years as a Special Agent in the FBI, Michael “Bret” Hood became the director of 21st Century Learning & Consulting, LLC upon his retirement in 2016. During his tenure with the FBI, Bret worked many complex financial crime, money laundering, corruption and major cases such as the 9/11 terrorist attack, the HealthSouth fraud and the Maricopa Investments case.

Since 2000, Bret has traveled the world teaching public and private sector employees how to develop anti-fraud, anti-bribery, anti-corruption and anti-money laundering programs. Bret is a master facilitator who has the unique ability to get participants involved in deep conversations while applying the lessons learned to their own personal and work situations. Bret has been a presenter at the ACFE’s Global Fraud conference for the last three years and has worked with local and regional ACFE chapters in Columbus, Ohio, Kansas City, MO, New Haven, CT, and Albany, NY. In addition, Bret has done multiple presentations for CPA groups including the Florida Institute of CPAs where he has instructed at their major trade show for years. Bret has published articles in both Fraud Magazine and ACAMS Today. Bret has a great interest in the psychology, patterns, methods and motives of offenders in an attempt to understand why good people end up doing bad things.

Bret is a federal-court certified expert in money laundering and financial crimes. Bret is also the author of the critically acclaimed books, Eat More Ice Cream: A Succinct Leadership Lesson for Each Week of the Year & Get Off Your Horse! 52 Succinct Leadership Lessons from U.S. Presidents. Currently, Bret serves as an instructor, investigative consultant, and as an expert witness for 21st Century Learning & Consulting LLC (www.21puzzles.com).

Substitution/Cancellation Policy:

Substitutions can be made at any time up until the event.  Registration fees will not be refunded for cancellations made after 5:00 PM on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

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