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Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture Training Program (MLAFTP)

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 The Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture Training Program is designed for law enforcement professionals; Investigators, Internal Auditors, Inspectors and Prosecuting Attorneys. The course provides a complete overview of the money laundering investigative process.

Type: Advanced

Length: This four and a half day training program is only offered as an export program at various locations throughout the U.S.


The course provides an interactive overview of the money laundering and asset forfeiture investigative process.  Class size will be limited to the first twenty four (24) registrants.  Each participant must bring a laptop computer with Windows 98 or later, and MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint  installed.

The course content focuses on participant application of Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture investigative techniques through an interactive investigation of a simulated money laundering investigation.  The participants will begin the simulated investigation with informant based information normally encountered by the agent in the field. The money laundering suspect will take the participant through a maze of financial transactions specifically designed to conceal and disguise the source, location, and ownership of illegal proceeds.   With that information the participants will utilize criminal investigative techniques to identify the witnesses and evidence that will be used to prove each of the elements of a money laundering violation and perfect the related asset forfeiture.

The investigation of the simulated case will be interspersed with relevant blocks of instruction that will augment the investigator’s current investigative skills and lead to a successful conclusion to the investigation.  The blocks of instruction will include:

    • Identifying money laundering targets.
    • A review of The Bank Secrecy Act.
    • An analysis of the Elements of the Money Laundering Control Act statutes and their application to a simulated investigation.
    • Investigative techniques and evidentiary requirements necessary to prove the Elements of common Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture investigations.
    • The fundamentals of Asset Forfeiture and Tracing of Funds.
    • Use of the computer to organize, analyze, and present large volumes of financial evidence.
    • Overview of Trade Based Money Laundering.
    • Introduction to Forensic Accounting Techniques and methods of isolating criminally derived proceeds from commingled legitimate source proceeds.

Prerequisites for Attendance

Participants must be in a law enforcement occupation. Students may be from federal, state, or local law enforcement agencies, but attendees must participate in the Treasury Asset Forfeiture fund (i.e., IRS, USSS, USCG, ICE, CBP, etc...) or be a part of a Federal or State and Local task force unit with any one of these agencies. Participants must bring a laptop computer with Windows 98 or later and with PowerPoint, Excel and Word.

Registration Information

This program is funded by the Treasury Executive Office of Asset Forfeiture, so enrollment is restricted and courses are coordinated directly with the supported office or task force. For further information, please call 912-267-3166.

Additional Information

This is a five day program.

Contact Information

Training Specialist
Investigative Operations Division
Bldg. TH381
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Glynco, GA 31524
(912) 267-3166
(912) 267 2500 (fax)

Training Dates

G_MLAFTP-501 / Glynco, GA -- Nov 17, 2014 to Nov 21, 2014
G_MLAFTP-502 / Glynco, GA -- May 04, 2015 to May 08, 2015
G_XP_MLAFTP-501 / Los Angeles, CA -- Feb 09, 2015 to Feb 13, 2015