Speeches

09/01/2010 | Speech
DELIVERED AT THE MONEY TRANSMITTER REGULATORS ASSOCIATION 2010 ANNUAL MEETING AND EXAMINERS??? SCHOOL

I would like to spend our time together this morning sharing what FinCEN is trying to do with our efforts to bring a more comprehensive Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) regime to the prepaid access industry.

05/20/2010 | Speech
DELIVERED AT THE INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL BANKERS 2010 AML CONFERENCE

It is a pleasure to be back with you today at the Institute of International Bankers' International Banking Anti-Money Laundering Seminar. It was at this seminar three years ago that I gave my first public speech to a large banking industry group, not long after having assumed my current…

02/18/2010 | Speech
DELIVERED AT THE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL BANKERS ASSOCIATION 2010 AML CONFERENCE

It is a pleasure to be back at this FIBA conference. When I first spoke here two years ago about the important partnership between the government and the financial industry in fighting illicit financial activity, I gave you my commitment that FinCEN would continue to build upon its efforts to…

10/22/2009 | Speech
ASSOCIATION OF MEXICAN BANKS11TH ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING AND FINANCING TERRORISM INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR

Introduction

It is an honor to be back in Mexico to speak before the Association of Mexican Banks following my visit last year when I spoke about the importance of promoting information sharing in our global anti-money laundering (AML) and counterterrorism finance (CFT) efforts.1…

10/13/2009 | Speech
DELIVERED AT THE ABA/ABA MONEY LAUNDERING ENFORCEMENT CONFERENCE

A strong partnership is needed between the financial industry and our government to fight money laundering, terrorist financing, fraud and other financial crimes. An effective partnership requires an open and ongoing dialogue among the partners. Meeting with you today…

08/31/2009 | Speech
THE CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ECONOMIC CRIME

To address the housing crisis, President Obama has announced a series of initiatives in to help American homeowners. The Making Home Affordable programs were designed to keep mortgage rates low and assist homeowners either refinance or modify their loans to more affordable terms, depending on…

07/13/2009 | Speech
20TH ANNUAL FRAUD CONFERENCE

Good afternoon. I'd like to spend my time today sharing with you some of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network's (FinCEN's) most recent work to combat fraud, particularly as it relates to the areas of loan modification fraud and identity theft, and the important role you play as fraud…

03/16/2009 | Speech
MORTGAGE BANKERS ASSOCIATION NATIONAL FRAUD ISSUES CONFERENCE

Good morning. I am honored to open this morning’s panel which will provide an industry update in the fight against mortgage fraud. Among the considerable challenges facing the mortgage finance industry - from reduced originations, to an unprecedented volume of repurchase requests, and a record…

10/20/2008 | Speech
DELIVERED AT THE ABA/ABA MONEY LAUNDERING ENFORCEMENT CONFERENCE

Good afternoon. A year ago, I addressed the 2007 ABA/ABA Money Laundering Enforcement Conference for the first time as the Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.1I discussed a series of initiatives undertaken by FinCEN as part of the Department of the Treasury’s effort…

10/09/2008 | Speech
10TH ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING AND FINANCING TERRORISM INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR

Good morning. It is a pleasure to join you all today for the Mexico Bankers Association’s 10th Anti-Money Laundering and Financing Terrorism International Seminar. It is an honor to be back in Mexico following my visit in February of this year when the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (…