January 2017 JD Supra

James C. Barnacle, Chief of the Money Laundering Unit in the Financial Crimes Section, Criminal Investigation Division, of the FBI recently stated that there is a RENEWED emphasis on investigations targeting “ money laundering” middlemen, also known as third-party facilitators. Barnacle said: “Our focus is on third-party facilitators”. “They include, among others, lawyers, accountants, and brokers with the ability to facilitate the process of moving money for dangerous criminal organizations. That’s who our targets are.”