Speeches

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 (…

09/23/2008 | Speech
FLORIDA BANKERS ASSOCIATION TOWN HALL MEETING

Introduction

04/25/2008 | Speech
Delivered at the Academic Session on ""Global Initiatives to Avoid the Mis(use) of the Financial System for Illegal Purposes of the Committee on International Monetary Law of the International Law Association (MOCOMILA)

Today we have gathered in the ancient halls of the University of Salamanca, one of the world's great centers of legal scholarship from centuries past through the present. Among us are some of the leading minds in the fields of international monetary and financial law drawn from about two dozen…

04/02/2008 | Speech
ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING AND CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE

Introduction

03/10/2008 | Speech
JEWELERS VIGILANCE COMMITTEE AML SEMINAR

Good morning ladies and gentlemen. It is a real pleasure for me to be with you here at this Jewelers Vigilance Committee AML seminar. This is a great opportunity for us to engage in a fruitful dialogue about still relatively new anti-money laundering responsibilities for the dealer industry.