ACAMS Southern Nevada chapter seeks to enhance the knowledge and expertise of AML/CTF and financial crime professionals in Southern Nevada through effective networking and high quality AML symposiums and educational opportunities.

Upcoming South Nevada Chapter learning events will be announced soon.

8300 Trade/Business Regulatory Requirements

This presentation will cover 8300 trade and business rule which all businesses are required to follow relative to specific transactions not covered under Title 31 MSB Activity. Learn how when and why to file a form 8300, customer reporting, suspicious activity examples as well how criminals are focusing on trade/businesses to launder illicit funds and the recent federal enforcement actions that have targeted trade/business suspected of facilitated money laundering. Casino night clubs, auto dealers, dealers in precious metals and high end retail are just a few of the businesses subject to the rule.

Speakers

  • Bob Frimet, CAMS AML Compliance Consulting trade/business
  • Pete Platt, JD – Fraud Investigations Manager City National Bank, Los Angeles, CA. (Retired IRS-CI Supervisory Special Agent)

For questions: sonevada.acams@gmail.com

We request pre-payment for the event via the RSVP link. Or cash or check made out to ACAMS Southern Nevada Chapter or cash at door. We do request an RSVP.


The Life of a SAR

This presentation will cover the life of a SAR from the SAR team review to how law enforcement uses the SAR to build a case to how a prosecutor tries a financial crimes case. Detail will be provided on the what law enforcement looks for in a SAR and the do’s and don’ts of SAR submission. This is a must attend event for anyone filing SAR’s.

Speakers:

Gene Tierney, Special Agent (FBI)

Detective Michael Dye, Financial Crimes Henderson/SAR Team

Kevin Rosenberg, Attorney at law and former Federal Prosecutor/Financial Crimes.


Elder Exploitation, a Nevada Epidemic


AML Roundtable Event


Educational Seminar: Synthetic Persons


Educational Seminar: Wire Transaction Processes


ACAMS of Southern Nevada – March 2015 educational seminar – Considerations in deploying casino customer due diligence


ACAMS of Southern Nevada – November 2014 Upcoming Seminar


Raising the Bar – Regulatory Expectations AML and OFAC Compliance Programs


May 2014 Educational Seminar: Online Gaming – An AML Perspective


ACAMS of Southern Nevada – February 2014 Educational Seminar


ACAMS First Formal Meeting – Sedona Restaurant and Lounge

Ben Floyd
Co-Chair
Caesars Entertainment


Paul Camacho

Paul Camacho
Co-Chair
Station Casinos

Paul Camacho is the Vice President of Anti-Money Laundering Compliance for Station Casinos. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Camacho served as the Special Agent in Charge for the Las Vegas Field Office of Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation (IRS CI) directing investigations of all IRS CI special agents in Utah and Nevada.

Mr. Camacho is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist. Over the course of his career in IRS CI, Mr. Camacho has overseen sophisticated financial investigations involving drug trade organizations, money laundering, terrorist financing, offshore abusive tax schemes, public corruption and large scale fraud schemes. The aggregate dollar value of these cases exceeded a billion dollars.

In 2010, Mr. Camacho spearheaded an outreach program to ensure the gaming industry understood their Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) responsibilities to report suspicious activity and be mindful of source of funds. These efforts received noteworthy media attention and fostered strong working relations between law enforcement and the gaming industry. In 2015, Mr. Camacho played integral role in the development of the American Gaming Association (AGA) best practices for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance.

Mr. Camacho is a member of the Board of Directors for The Mob Museum and is one of their frequent lecturers. Mr. Camacho’s research into America’s battle of organized crime and corruption ultimately led to the discovery of significant historical documents and artifacts that are now on display at the Mob Museum. ACAMSTODAY has published several of Mr. Camacho’s articles which often recount the stories of law enforcement bringing to justice America’s criminal elite by following the money.

Mr. Camacho has given presentations to: Singapore Government Casino Symposium; Transnational Organized Crime Conferences; American Bar Association (ABA) national conference on gaming; ABA national conference on tax controversies; ABA conference on White Collar Crimes; The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; The Association of Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist national conferences and webinars; Nevada Association of CPAs; Nevada Bar Association BSA Conference; Institute of Internal Auditors; Global Gaming Expo; Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialist(ACFCS) webinars; and the California Tribal Commission Association


Andy Findlay

Andrew Findlay
Director of Treasury
Station Casinos

Andrew Findlay, vice president of compliance at Station Casinos, was hired in November 2003 to build a comprehensive AML program after the company received penalties for program deficiencies. As vice president of compliance, Andy is responsible for formulating and overseeing the company’s AML program to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations. Andy has more than 20 years of casinos AML experience and a B.S. Accounting, B.S. Finance, Texas A&M University.

Before joining Station Casinos, Andy worked as a senior manager at Arthur Andersen, LLP and Deloitte & Touche, LLP. Andy has ten years of industry and external auditing experience, including the project management of business process risk consulting services for regulatory compliance and operational consulting in several gaming jurisdictions. Andy has developed an expertise in AML and managed numerous AML remediation’s and worked with properties in numerous countries on developing systems to deter money laundering.

Email: andrew.findlay@stationcasinos.com


Bradley Hughes
Co-Treasurer
Stations Casinos LLC


Nick Langenfeld

Nick Langenfeld
Secretary Director
Station Casinos

Nick currently serves as the Director of Compliance for Station Casinos LLC, a $3 billion gaming and entertainment company headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, that owns and/or operates over 20 casino properties. He is responsible for the company’s BSA/AML compliance for all of its casinos. He also oversees the BSA/AML compliance of its Native American-managed casinos. His compliance, internal audit and consulting experience spans more than 15 years.

Before joining Station Casinos in 2005, Nick served in various roles with Arthur Andersen, Deloitte and EY, performing internal auditing, compliance and consulting functions within the gaming industry. While serving in those roles, Nick performed several large scale BSA/AML remediation projects working with clients to correct issues, mitigate damages and develop compliance programs.

Nick earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Southern Utah University and master’s degree in accounting from the University of Southern California.

Email: nick.langenfeld@stationcasinos.com


Evelyn Roderich

Evelyn Roderich, CAMS
Co-Director of Treasury
Barclaycard US

Evelyn Roderich is the AML Team Lead for the Barclaycard US west coast operations center. In her current role she manages the daily operations of the Henderson AML Team for over 40 different personal and business credit card partners as well as the online savings portfolio. Her primary responsibilities are Sanctions, Politically Exposed Persons, Investigations and FinCEN filing. Additionally, Evelyn assists with the current AML Department policies, procedures and provides guidance to senior management on new areas of risk such as AML Risk Control and Exploitation of Vulnerable Persons.

After earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Purdue University, Evelyn began her banking career with PNC Bank in Illinois, where she moved throughout the company as a personal banker, branch manager, loan officer, investment banker and branch conversion specialist while earning her MBA in Project Management with Keller Graduate School. In 2012, while working for Town & Country Bank in Utah, she was promoted from the position of Operations Manager to the BSA AML Officer, obtaining her CAMS that same year. Within that role she rejuvenated the banks entire BSA AML Program by creating policies, writing AML BSA procedures, onboarding new a case management software platform with electronic filing, drove AML education for every role, provided guidance on new bank products and services as well as reported to the banks Executive Management and Board of Directors.


Robert Frimet

Robert Frimet, CAMS
Programming Director
RMF Consulting Group

Mr. Frimet has resided in Las Vegas Nevada since 1988 and is originally from Chicago Illinois. He has been CAMS certified since 2005 and is Communications Director of the Southern Nevada ACAMS Chapter. As President and Founder of RMF Consulting Group (www.checkconsultants.com) Mr. Frimet specializes in servicing MSB’s including check cashers, wire transmitters, bill pay providers and prepaid debit card providers as well as dealers in foreign currency. He also provides compliance related consulting services to the pawn broker industry covered under Title 26 relative to 8300 regulation and Title 31 relative to Dealers in Precious Metals. Most recently, he has entered the digital currency space representing clients on AML compliance relative to Crypto-Currencies such as Bitcoin.

Mr. Frimet has drafted hundreds of independent reviews as well as written hundreds of Anti Money Laundering Programs for MSB’s and Dealers in Precious Metals providers. Mr. Frimet has also been involved in the MSB industry directly for 22 years operating check cashing facilities. Most recently, Mr. Frimet drafted a request to change guidance relating to cross border foreign currency transactions which is being considered by FinCEN as a rule change and if implemented would affect tens of thousands of currency transactions.

Mr. Frimet is a member of the Governors fight fraud task force and has 10 years of previous law enforcement experience which included reserve investigator with the State of Nevada, Division of Business and Industry, North Las Vegas Constable Reserve and Boulder City Reserve Police Officer.

Email: bob@checkconsultants.com


Jennifer Krentz
Programming Co-Director
Western Alliance Bank

Jennifer Krentz currently serves as the BSA/USA Patriot Act Coordinator for Western Alliance Bank. She is part of a team which investigates suspicious activity cases after they have been elevated based on alert monitoring. She is responsible for assisting with the decision making process for suspicious activity reporting. Prior to joining Western Alliance Bank, Jennifer was employed at local casino properties including Station Casinos, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and Caesars Entertainment in Title 31 Compliance and AML Analysis roles, where she audited casino transactions, investigated suspicious activity, trained personnel on suspicious activity detection and reporting and assisted with the revising of AML policies and procedures.

Jennifer’s Compliance, AML, Banking and Casino experience spans 7 years. Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Peirce College and a master’s degree in Accounting and Financial Management with a Fraud Examiner emphasis from Keller Graduate School of Management.


Tina Robinson

Tina Robinson
Communications Director
Caesars Entertainment Corporation

Tina currently serves as the AML Manger II for Caesars Entertainment Corporation since 2014; an American gaming corporation based in Nevada that owns and operates over 50 casinos and hotels, and seven golf courses under several brands. In her role she is responsible for overseeing the Know your Customer (KYC) Customer Due Diligence Investigation Department which provides risk based reviews on patrons who may pose a money laundering risk for the Caesars enterprise. Prior to her current role Tina has served as the BSA/AML and Regulatory Compliance Officer for Caesars Entertainment Corporation in several jurisdictions since 1997.

Tina’s Compliance, AML and Casino experience spans nineteen years. She has been an ACAMS member for the last two years.

Email: tirobinson@caesars.com