Charles Intriago, founder of the anti-money laundering industry, reenters AML field

Citing strong case for ‘convergence’ of financial crime and money laundering, Intriago Group will hold conference in Sept. 2012 in New York
By: The Intriago Group
Dec. 6, 2011 - PRLog -- Miami – Charles A. Intriago, the former federal prosecutor who launched the world’s first money laundering publication, websites, association (Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists [ACAMS]), and anti-money laundering certification (CAMS), in English and Spanish, today announced his reentry into the field and The International Financial Crime Conference & Exhibition in New York in September 2012.

The conference, according to Intriago, will “begin the long overdue process of ‘convergence’ of the financial crime and money laundering fields, a process widely known as “FRAML.”.

“The time has come to get away from the costly, ineffective approach to financial crime, fraud and money laundering through silos. Our conference will bring the best minds to give practical training to private and public sector professionals on how to improve results in their battle against financial crime and money laundering,” said Intriago, speaking from Miami, where he launched the world-famous publication Money Laundering Alert in 1989.

ACAMS members will get special pricing

“We urge present and former ACAMS members to join us in this exciting new endeavor to change the terrain on which financial criminals and money launderers are fought and to learn new approaches and identify and correct weaknesses. Ours will not be a dull and stale approach. It never is,” said Intriago, who founded ACAMS in 2001.

“The challenges faced by the financial crime and AML communities are seen in our daily headlines. Last Sunday’s New York Times lead story detailing the DEA money laundering operation for Mexican drug cartels underscores the money laundering risks financial institutions and their employees face. AML is not just about filling out government forms. It is also about the criminal money laundering laws and their 20-year prison terms,” said the former prosecutor.

September conference will tackle ‘convergence’ and ‘FRAML’

The International Financial Crime Conference & Exhibition will focus on convergence and “FRAML,” which refers to the commonalities between fraud and AML. The conference will bring the biggest names in the fields together to provide practical and actionable knowledge to equip attendees with effective weapons they need in their jobs.

Intriago said the conference will also introduce the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS), which will provide a worldwide audience the community, training and certification to effectively confront financial crime and money laundering.

Recent AML failures highlight need for better training

“It is time to once again break new ground in anti-money laundering as we did before and to show worldwide private sector and government professionals that things need not be stale and unimaginative,” Intriago said.  

All ACAMS members and former members may register for the September 2012 conference at a special registration price of $895, instead of the full price of $1385. The conference dates and venue, as well as panels, speakers and full program, will be announced soon.

(Accredited members of the media and others interested in attending the International Financial Crime Conference and Exhibition should contact David Quinones at 786-517-2704 or


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