Speeches

07/30/2005 | Speech
AT THE 13TH PLENARY SESSION OF THE EGMONT GROUP OF FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE UNITS

Distinguished colleagues, members of delegations, ladies and gentlemen, it is an honor and pleasure for me to welcome you to the 13th Plenary Session of the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units. On behalf of my agency, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, I wish to express my deep…

02/09/2005 | Speech
The Anti-Money Laundering / USA PATRIOT Act Compliance Conference Florida International Bankers Association, Inc

Good Afternoon. It is great to be back in Miami. As some of you in the room may know, I have spent a good deal of time in this region this past month. In fact, my wife is beginning to get suspicious. Convincing her that I am working down here and not playing golf has not been easy.

10/25/2004 | Speech
PROVIDED TO THE AMERICAN BANKERS ASSOCIATION / AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION MONEY LAUNDERING ENFORCEMENT SEMINAR

Good morning ladies and gentlemen. It is a pleasure for me to be with you here at the 2004 Money Laundering Enforcement Seminar sponsored by the American Bankers Association and the American Bar Association. I want to thank Seminar Co-chairs John Byrne and Gordon Greenberg and the Seminar…

09/06/2004 | Speech
THE 22ND CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ECONOMIC CRIME

Let me say first how much I appreciate the opportunity to be part of the 22nd annual Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime. I am honored to share keynote responsibilities this morning with such a distinguished panel of luminaries. It is also great to have the opportunity to…

06/16/2004 | Speech
BEFORE THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE ON FINANCIAL SERVICES SUBCOMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS

Madam Chairman, Congressman Gutierrez, and distinguished members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss our vision for the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. This is my first opportunity to appear before a House Committee, and I would like you to…

05/11/2004 | Speech
before the House Committee on Government Reform Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy, and Human Resources

Good morning Chairman Souder, Ranking Member Cummings, and distinguished members of the Subcommittee. It is a privilege to appear before you to discuss FinCEN's role in terrorist financing and money laundering investigations. I am Robert Werner, Chief of Staff of the Financial Crimes Enforcement…

03/30/2004 | Speech
World Diamond Council 3rd Annual Meeting

I wish to thank His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Tawfique Abdullah, CEO of the Dubai Metals and Commodities Center, and Eli Izhakoff and the other officers and members of the World Diamond Council for the opportunity to address this very important gathering. Opportunities like…

03/04/2004 | Speech
The Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Conference Securities Industry Association

Thank you for inviting me here for the fourth, annual, Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Conference of the Securities Industry Association. I am always eager to speak with our industry partners because your insights and experiences are invaluable to our work at FinCEN. A few weeks ago, I had a…

02/25/2004 | Speech
Women in Housing and Finance

I was delighted when Mary Ellen’s invitation arrived for lunch with Women in Housing and Finance. Your diverse network of members offers me, as FinCEN’s new Director, a great opportunity to engage in a frank discussion about regulatory issues and anything else you would care to talk about today…

02/03/2004 | Speech
Conference of State Bank Supervisors

Good afternoon. I am honored to be given the opportunity to participate in the Conference of State Bank Supervisors International Dialogue Day. Strong cooperation at the federal and state levels is important for FinCEN – we cannot do an effective job in ensuring that financial institutions have…