Department of Justice White Collar Working Group
On September 20, 2019, US attorneys representing 26 different judicial districts from around the country met in Los Angeles to discuss challenges in prosecuting white-collar crime cases. DAG was the only non-governmental representative invited to participate at the meeting. The DAG team presented its advanced technological capabilities in analyzing structured and unstructured data, as well as DAG’s proprietary data analytics methodology. DAG Director, Brian Lopez, demonstrated DAG’s techniques in analyzing a wide variety of data including financials statements, books and records, and suspicious activity reports. These techniques involve analyzing massive amounts of structured and unstructured data, quickly and accurately, to help identify potential fraud, misconduct and potential money laundering red flags.
Financial Investigative Techniques Training (FIT) Seoul, South Korea
At the request of the South Korean government, the DAG team provided a week-long financial investigative techniques training program to the Korean National Tax Service in Seoul, South Korea. In conjunction with Mr. Andrew Lee of the “AML Group”, the DAG team provided the South Korean National Tax Service auditors training on conducting financial investigations, analyzing financial records, data analytics and interviewing techniques. The training consisted of 20 different modules and practical exercises for the auditors and management.
2019 National BSA/AML/OFAC Conference Las Vegas
During the week of August 17-20, members of the DAG team provided presentations to casino executives and compliance professionals from across the United States and its territories, as well as federal and state regulators. On each day of the conference, Managing Director Jim Dowling along with Mindy LeTourneau from Casino Essentials provided the opening remarks and overviews to the attendees. The conference was highlighted by keynote speeches by FinCEN Director Ken Blanco; IRS-CI Chief Don Fort; Department of Justice Money Laundering and Asset Recovery (MLARS) Chief Deborah Connor; and FinCEN Associate Director for Enforcement Thomas Ott. DAG Director Brian Lopez made several presentations regarding advanced data analytics, online gaming and sports wagering. DAG Manager Lyle Davis conducted a SAR workshop and teamed up with FinCEN Investigator Kevin O’Connor on several topics. DAG Managing Director Jim Dowling moderated the “Head Fed” panel with the leaders of the different governmental agencies and also moderated the Surveillance panel discussion.
2018 Gaming Law Conference Las Vegas
“Is Your Casino a Bank or a Casino?”–Join Jim Dowling at the 2018 Gaming Law Conference in Las Vegas on November 16 to learn the latest BSA regulatory requirements for banks and casinos. Other topics: Sports Betting, Current Trends in Gaming Crimes, Ethical Concerns and Technology. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Red Rock Casino Resort. https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=2363515