Midwest Anti-Money Laundering Conference

March 26 - 27, 2019
Conference will focus on BSA/AML compliance and identity theft.

About this event

The conference will feature speakers from private industry, law enforcement and the banking regulatory agencies. The topics to be discussed will enhance your reporting of SARs, inform you of trends being observed and provide a forum for you to discuss your thoughts and concerns regarding BSA reporting requirements.

Earn 14 Continuing Professional Education credits by attending.

The event is hosted by the Kansas City Fed, the FDIC, IRS Criminal Investigation, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Attorney’s Offices for the Western District of Missouri and the District of Kansas.


Who should attend?

BSA Officers and Compliance Managers

Event details

Date Time Location
March 26, 2019 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri 64198
March 27, 2019 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri 64198


Your invitation contains the registration link.  If you did not receive an invitation, and you fit the description of our target audience, please contact Lisa Aquino at 816-881-2491 or lisa.aquino@kc.frb.org

Registration Deadline: March 15, 2019
Cost: $150

CPE Credits

By attending this seminar, you can earn up to 14 Continuing Professional Education Credits for which no prerequisites are required.

  • Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications
  • Program Level: Update
  • Delivery Method: Group Live

Learning objectives:

  • Provide insight into current techniques which criminals are using to launder ill-gotten gains through financial institutions
  • Enhance BSA/AML compliance for your institution by engaging in a two-way dialogue with law enforcement and bank regulators
  • Strengthen knowledge of identity theft and how to identify a potential victim or suspect 
  • Address current hot topics that might be expected in upcoming compliance examinations

For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and program cancellations, please contact Lisa Aquino at 816-881-2491.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Division of Supervision and Risk Management is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org 

Contact Information

Lisa Aquino

2019 Midwest Anti-Money Laundering Conference

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
March 26 - 27, 2019
Agenda (Subject to Change)
Speaker Biographies

Day 1

  • 9 - 9:15 a.m. Welcome

    Todd Offenbacker, Vice President, Exams & Inspections, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

  • 9:15 - 9:30 a.m. Opening Remarks

    Timothy Garrison, United States Attorney, Western District of Missouri


  • 9:30 - 11 a.m. Law Enforcement Case: Cerner "What happens when you find out you lent money to someone who doesn’t exist? The story of U.S. v. Davis, et al., and how three letters were turned into a $20 million dollar fraud." * Matthew Wolesky, Assistant United States Attorney, Western District of Missouri
  • 11 - 11:15 a.m. Break
  • 11:15 - 12:15 p.m. Keynote Speaker - "The History of Money Laundering" * Paul Camacho, Vice President of AML Compliance, Station Casinos LLC/retired Special Agent in Charge for the Las Vegas Field Office of IRS-Criminal Investigation
  • 12:15 - 1 p.m. Lunch
  • 1 - 2 p.m. FinTech in AML * Lee Davis, Senior Supervisory Financial Analyst, Federal Reserve Board
    Kelvin Chen, Manager of Operational Risk, Federal Reserve Board
  • 2 - 2:15 p.m. Break
  • 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. How Financial Reporting and Intelligence Can Play a Key Role in the Take-Down of Cyber Criminals Across the United States and Around the World *

    Jonathan Scharf, Trial Attorney, Money Laundering & Asset Recovery Section in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice

    Virtual Currency and the Dark Web: Investigative Tools

    • Use free websites to gather more information on addresses

    • The following resources have complimentary information:
  • 3:15 - 3:30 p.m. Break
  • 3:30 - 5 p.m. Law Enforcement Case: Financing International Terrorism Through U.S.-based Bank Fraud * Lindsey E. Shull, Investigator, USAO, Western District of Missouri
    Thomas R. Crawford, retired FBI agent
  • 5 - 6 p.m. Reception


    * Opportunity to earn CPE credit by attending this presentation

Day 2

  • 7:45 - 8 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Networking
  • 8 - 8:15 a.m. Opening Remarks Stephen R. McAllister, United States Attorney, District of Kansas
  • 8:15 - 9:15 a.m. The New Wave of Fraud – Business Email Compromise * Brian Koechner, Supervisory Forensic Accountant, FBI
    Tom Jackson, Special Agent, FBI
    Lindsay Schloemer, Special Agent, FBI
    Tim Sweeso, Senior Investigator, Commerce Bank
  • 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Suspicious Activity Monitoring Systems * Dan Haggerty, LBO Principal Examiner, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta – Miami
    Kyle Storm, CBO BSA Risk Specialist Examiner, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

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  • 10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Break
  • 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Human Trafficking * Craig Tremaroli, Supervisory Special Agent Human Trafficking, FBI  
  • 11:15 - 12:15 p.m. Human Trafficking Continued *

    Lucy Bloom, Executive Director, Veronica’s Voice, Inc.
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  • 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:15 - 1:30 p.m. Afternoon Remarks Darrin Jones, Special Agent-in-Charge, FBI
    Karl Stiften, Special Agent-in-Charge, IRS-Criminal Investigation
  • 1:30 - 2:45 p.m. Law Enforcement Case: Charitable Organization * Krista Shelton, Special Agent, IRS-Criminal Investigation
    Patrick Daly, Assistant United States Attorney, Western District of Missouri
  • 2:45 - 3 p.m. Break
  • 3 - 4 p.m. Law Enforcement Case: ICOs and Crypto Currency Securities Fraud * Marcus Fruchter, Senior Counsel, SEC Enforcement Division’s Cyber Unit
  • 4 - 4:30 p.m. SAR Review Team Panel Brian Koechner, Supervisory Forensic Accountant, FBI
    Krista Shelton, Special Agent, IRS-Criminal Investigation
    Stacey Perkins Rock, Assistant United States Attorney, Western District of Missouri
    Christopher Kline, Special Agent, DEA 
  • 4:30 p.m. Conference Adjourn - Participant Survey Collection