South Florida Chapter


Upcoming Event

Upcoming South Florida Chapter learning events will be announced soon.

Welcome to the South Florida ACAMS Chapter web page! This new Chapter was founded on November 7, 2007 by an Executive Board composed of professionals from the AML field active in the South Florida region. The Chapter’s role is to assist the international association in its mission to advance the professional knowledge, skills and experience of those dedicated to the detection and prevention of international money laundering by representing the association to the local members and community. One of the Chapter’s goals is to promote ACAMS as a platform for career development and professional networking for individuals. In addition, the Chapter will be a resource for financial institutions and related businesses to identify specialists in the rapidly expanding anti-money laundering field by organizing meetings and events of local interest for members and non-members.

Upcoming South Florida Chapter learning events will be announced soon.

ACAMS South Florida Chapter Virtual Event: COVID-19, The Latest Schemes and Trends

Overview of HSI’s Operation Stolen Promise, a multi-pronged strategic action plan designed to combat COVID-19-related fraud and other criminal activity. Criminal organizations who have historically been engaged in financial scams are now pivoting to exploit this pandemic and the associated stimulus packages for illegal financial gain.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and understand the multiple federal agencies involved in these types of investigations.
  • Identify and understand the latest typologies, schemes, and red flags associated with COVID-19 related financial fraud.
  • Utilize internal and open source intelligence to develop investigative leads and write effective Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs).
  • Establish lines of communication and public/private partnerships to collaborate efforts and share actionable information in real time.

Free virtual event through Zoom.

**Please note that CAMS credit for this virtual event is available to members of the Chapter only.

Please note that registration will close on Friday, June 26th.


  • Jamarle A. Worilds, Unit Chief, Illicit Finance and Proceeds of Crime Unit, Homeland Security Investigations, Washington, D.C.

    Mr. Worilds currently serves U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) as the Unit Chief for the Illicit Finance and Proceeds of Crime Unit. In this role, Mr. Worilds is charged with oversight of HSI’s vast financial investigative portfolio. As such, Mr. Worilds is responsible for over-sight and guidance to HSI’s 10,000 employee workforce stationed in domestic offices and internationally.

    Mr. Worilds has received numerous awards for his work and leadership involving financial and intellectual property rights investigations. To include the U.S. Customs Service Commissioners Award, ICE Directors Award, and the DHS Secretary’s award.

    Prior to coming to HSI Headquarters, Mr. Worilds was a Supervisory Special Agent within the Homeland Security Investigations New York field office. In this capacity, Mr. Worilds directed investigations and analytical support for multiple complex money laundering investigations conducted by the HSI-led El Dorado Task Force.

    Mr. Worilds began his career with the formerly known U.S. Customs Service in 1992 as an Import Specialist and was subsequently promoted to a Special Agent in 1997. Mr. Worilds is a 1993 graduate of Jersey City State University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

ACAMS South Florida Chapter Holiday Cocktail Reception

South Florida ACFE & ACAMS Joint Fraud Conference

CPE CLE CAMS Credits Eligible
Great Training and Networking Opportunity
Breakfast, Lunch, Beverages and Snacks Included

ACAMS South Florida Chapter Annual Member Appreciation Holiday Event!

Join us on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at NOVECENTO- Brickell for our Annual Member Appreciation Holiday networking mixer. Meet with ACAMS chapter members and discuss relevant industry issues all while having a good time. The event is open to everyone, so bring your colleagues and friends!

ACAMS & ACFE 2018 AML/Fraud Conference

Left to right:
Andres Miranda, Alexandra Buteau, Patricia Marinho, Sonia Leon, Gabriela Rosas, Oswaldo Lebrun


  • Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain AML and Fraud Speaker:
    Robert Valdez, IT Consulting / Kaufman Rossin
  • Cyber Security AML and Fraud Risk Speaker:
    Prashanth Mekala – FBI
  • The Reality of the Dark Web Speaker:
    Robert Villanueva – Q6 Cber
  • Senior Citizen Abuse and Fraud Speakers:
    Robert Mascio – FINRA and Brooke Hickman– FINRA
  • Pcychology of Fraud Speaker:
    Joel Weintraub

ACAMS South Florida Chapter August Networking Mixer

2017 AML/Fraud Conference

As evidenced by record anti-money laundering (AML) fines and increased prosecutions of fraudsters, prosecutors are rigorously applying both AML and fraud statutes. This one day conference addresses current issues in the world of AML and Fraud. Learn core principles of AML and Fraud taught by leading practitioners, consultants, and investigators (both Fraud/AML Subject Matter Experts).


  • Steve Sanders, CSI
  • Greg Coleman, Coleman Worldwide Advisors
  • John Tobon, Department of Homeland Security, ICE
  • Robert Villanueva, Q6 Cyber
  • Kevin Rosen, Shutts & Bowen
  • Rick Arias, Miami Beach Police Department
  • Marshall Swatt, Co-Founder of Coinsetter, Inc.
  • Phil Shechter, Cherry Bekaert
  • Marc Hurwitz, Crossroads Investigations



Trade Based Money Laundering, Value Transfer and Fincen’s Geographic Targeting Order

Due to Hurricane Irma this event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Networking Mixer

Networking Mixer

MAY THE 4th BE WITH YOU @ ACAMS South Florida Chapter Networking event!

Join us on Thursday May 4, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM at NOVECENTO- Brickell for our bi-monthly networking mixer. Meet with ACAMS chapter members and discuss relevant industry issues all while having a good time. The event is open to everyone, so bring your colleagues and friends!

We look forward to seeing you at Novecento- Brickell.

ACAMS South Florida Chapter Triple Session Learning Event

The ACAMS South Florida Chapter cordially invites you to our next learning event geared towards three topics that impact the South Florida AML community. The first topic covers the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s Examination, Referral and Enforcement Lifecycle. The next session will cover the role Cybersecurity plays in the fight against financial crime and terrorist financing. Lastly, we will cover a subject on everyone’s mind, how to do business with Cuba, what to do and what to look for. The event will take place at the Intercontinental Miami Hotel located at 100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL 33131. The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and snacks will be served.


  • Jeri Dresner, SEC
  • Douglas Bloom, PwC
  • Silka Gonzalez, Enterprise Risk Management
  • Jed Dwyer, Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Yosbel Ibarra, Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Osvaldo Miranda, Greenberg Traurig LLP

ACFE and ACAMS South Florida Chapter: 2016 AML/Fraud Conference

As evidenced by record anti-money laundering (AML) fines and increased prosecutions of fraudsters, prosecutors are rigorously applying both AML and fraud statutes. This one day conference addresses current issues in the world of AML and Fraud. Learn core principles of AML and Fraud taught by leading practitioners, consultants, and investigators (both Fraud/AML Subject Matter Experts).

Global Witness links:

SEC Examination to Enforcement Lifecycle, Cybersecurity & Cuba

Terrorist Financing in 2016 & Beyond

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The Panama Papers: A discussion on Offshore Tax Havens and Beneficial Ownership

The ACAMS South Florida Chapter would like to cordially invite you to their next learning event entitled “The Panama Papers: A discussion on Offshore Tax Havens and Beneficial Ownership”. During this session, our speakers will cover various topics, such as Offshore Tax Havens and the beneficial ownership challenges they present to financial institutions and law enforcement. This event is being held as a result of the Panama Papers, which details the risks of the world of Offshore Finance which includes the facilitation of bribery, arms deals, tax evasion, financial fraud and drug trafficking.


  • John Tobon, Deputy Special Agent in Charge, Homeland Security Investigations – Miami
  • Alcides Avila, Founding Partner, Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena Ferri LLP

ACAMS South Florida Chapter Learning Event: Real Estate Geographical Targeting Order

The ACAMS South Florida Chapter will be hosting our first Learning Event of 2016 geared towards the recent Real Estate Geographical Targeting Order (“GTO”) released by Fincen. During this event, we will be discussing the implications of the GTO, which goes into effect on March 1, 2016.


John Tobon, Deputy Special Agent-In-Charge for Homeland Security Investigations

Please see links below for more information.
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2015 AML/Fraud Conference

As evidenced by record anti-money laundering (AML) fines and increased prosecutions of fraudsters, prosecutors are rigorously applying both AML and fraud statutes. This one day conference addresses current issues in the world of AML and Fraud. Learn core principles of AML and Fraud taught by leading practitioners, consultants, and investigators (both Fraud/AML Subject Matter Experts).


Session 1.1
Session 2.1
Dr. Boyce
Session 2.2
Lee Yanero
Session 2.3
Frank Cummings
Session 6.1
Dr. Fleischman


Regulatory Update

  • Salvatore LaScala, Navigant
  • Marc Benson, Navigant
  • Gregory Moore, Senior National Bank Examiner, OCC

Complex Corporate Structures & CDD

  • Dr. Toussant Boyce, Caribbean Development Bank
  • Lee Yanero, Ocean Bank
  • Frank Cummings, AML Partners

Investigating Ponzi Schemes

  • H. Ron Davidson, Assistant United States Attorney for the South District of Florida
  • Kate Zoladz, Securities and Exchange Commission

South Florida Geographic Targeting Orders

  • William Rondon, Supervisory Special Agent Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations
  • Jennifer Kuehl, Special Agent Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations
  • John F. Tobon, Assistant Pecial Agent-in-Charge, Financial Investigations Division of Homeland Security

Model Validation / Statistical Analysis

  • Rachel Delgado, Telavance
  • William Goss, Telavance
  • Daniel Haggerty, Federal Reserve

How Fraud & Curruption in Latin America impacts business in South Florida

  • Dr. Luis Fleischman, Menges Security Project

South Florida Chapter Networking event

Join us on Wednesday October 28, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Fado Irish Pub for our monthly networking mixer. Meet with ACAMS chapter members and discuss relevant industry issues all while having a good time. The event is open to everyone.

South Florida ACAMS Chapter Learning Event

ACAMS South Florida Chapter’s first learning event geared towards the insurance industry. The event covered various various topics such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Anti-Bribery, Anti-Money Laundering, Third Party Risk and the Regulatory Environment. The lunch for this event was sponsored by PwC.


Stuart Deming, Principal Deming PLLC

Over many years, Stuart H. Deming has represented foreign and domestic clients in a range of business and investigatory matters focusing on the FCPA and related anti-bribery regimes now being enforced in much of the world. Both an attorney and CPA, prior to entering private practice, he served with the SEC and in various capacities with the U.S. Department of Justice, including as one of the special prosecutors in a highly sensitive investigation of the U.S. Congress. Mr. Deming is the author of Oxford University Press’ recently published Anti-Bribery Laws in Common Law Jurisdictions; the co-author with a leading English barrister of The FCPA and UK Bribery Act: A Ready Reference for Business; and the author of a major best-selling book published by the ABA: The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the New International Norms.

Daniel Tannebaum, Director and Global Financial Services Sanctions Leader, PwC

Daniel Tannebaum is a Director in PwC’s Financial Crimes Advisory Practice and the Leader of the Global Financial Services Sanctions Practice. Dan provides regulatory crisis management support to global financial institutions including banks, broker dealers and money services businesses. He also provides strategic AML and Sanctions Compliance Program support during both program creation and remediation.

Susan Galli, Managing Director, Financial Services Advisory, PwC

Susan Galli is considered an AML Subject Matter leader and currently serves as a Managing Director in the Financial Services Advisory Risk and Regulatory area at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”). She works closely with PwC’s risk and regulatory consulting teams to advise clients on the overall management and performance of their business, with a focus on compliance management, risk and governance. Specifically, Ms. Galli advises clients on matters involving regulatory actions, monitorships, and overall AML/Sanctions strategies.

Networking Event

ACAMS South Florida Chapter Learning Event

  • Enhanced Due Diligence on Foreign Financial Institutions – Learn what the obligations are for financial institutions when conducting enhanced due diligence on correspondent foreign financial institution accounts.
  • Terrorism and Drug Cartels: Their impact on security in the United States and Latin America – We will also be discussing what the geopolitical impact is from Terrorism and Drug Cartels on the security of the United States and Latin America

South Florida Chapter Networking Event

ACAMS and ACFE South Florida Chapter 2014 AML/Fraud Conference

FATCA and LatAm AML Update

ACAMS South Florida Chapter – Happy Hour

Annual Chapter Holiday Party

ACAMS South Florida Chapter – Happy Hour

AML Hot Topics

Lorenzo Delzoppo

Lorenzo Delzoppo, CAMS
Programming Co-Chair
Community Bank of Florida

Mr. Delzoppo joined Community Bank of Florida in 2006 as BSA/AML Officer. He is responsible for managing the bank’s corporate-wide anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing programs, as well as leading and coordinating all compliance efforts. Previously, he supervised AML monitoring of international wire transfer activities as Chief Compliance Officer of MoneyExpress Financial Corp., a US financial institution with subsidiaries in Portugal, Spain and the UK. Prior to joining MoneyExpress, he worked as Chief Compliance Officer at Girosol Corp., a money services business operating in 35 US states and 42 countries. He has developed compliance manuals, training manuals and videos, trained employees on BSA/AML subjects, implemented monitoring software and interfaced state and federal examiners in numerous examinations. He has a LLM from the University Of Miami School Of Law, a law degree from Italy and speaks five languages.


Patricia Marinho

Patricia Marinho
Programming Co-Chair
Mountview Money Transfer

Ms. Marinho is CEO/Chief Compliance Officer for Mountview Money Transfers. Patricia Marinho manages the company’s BSA and anti-money laundering programs, as well as coordinates the entire compliance efforts with all Federal and State laws. Prior to working at Mount View Money Transfers, Patricia was EVP/Chief Compliance Officer at MoneyExpress Financial Corp. She began her career as an attorney, working first as assistant of a judge, then as counsel for law firms and companies in Brazil and the US in the areas of Intellectual Property, Computer Law and Business Immigration. After being involved with the compliance area in 2003, Patricia Marinho participated to international AML conferences, developed compliance manuals, training manuals and videos, implemented compliance monitoring systems and interfaced state examiners and auditors in various examinations. She taught Computer Law for MBA classes at Fundacao Getulio Vargas. She has a LLM from the University of Miami School of Law, a law degree from Brazil, she studied Intellectual Property at the University of Berkeley and Florence. She speaks five languages. She is a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Moneylaundering Specialist and the co-Membership Director of the ACAMS South Florida Chapter.


Bao Q Nguyen

Bao Q. Nguyen, MBA, CAMS
Programming Co-Chair
Kaufman Rossin & Co.

Bao Nguyen joined Kaufman Rossin in 2013 as a manager with 8 years of prior experience in the financial services industry. His expertise focuses on recognizing and assessing compliance risks for broker-dealers, hedge funds and investment advisers. He provides compliance solutions including annual compliance reviews, anti-money laundering independent testing, supervisory control risk assessments, fraud investigations, and customized compliance or product reviews. He has also assisted clients with broker-dealer and investment adviser registration with FINRA, the states, and the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Prior to joining Kaufman Rossin, Bao was the Chief Compliance Officer for a broker-dealer and registered investment advisor in South Florida. He was responsible for developing and implementing the firm’s supervisory systems to comply with federal and state securities law and FINRA Rules and Regulations. In addition, as the Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer, he was responsible for compliance with the USA PATRIOT Act, Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Bao’s experience also includes being a lead examiner with FINRA for six years where he examined FINRA member firms with respect to sales practice and financial reviews to determine compliance with federal and FINRA rules and regulations. Bao is a frequent speaker at various conferences and an author with published articles in Bloomberg BNA and ACAMS. In addition, Bao is frequently quoted in various publications such as,, IA Watch, and PAM Magazine. In addition, Bao sits on the board of Families First of Palm Beach County Foundation.

Bao earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Marketing, and a Master’s of Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).


Jeferson M Moreira

Jeferson M. Moreira

Jeferson Moreira joined Bulltick (a FINRA member broker dealer and a SEC registered Investment advisory firm) in 2015 as the CCO. Prior to Bulltick, Mr. Moreira worked for the Andbanc group (broker dealer and RIA), TOV Capital Markets, Banif Securities, Citigroup, KPMG and Ernst & Young.


Josue Garcia, CAMS
Carnival Corporation & plc

Josue is currently the Manager of Ethics & Compliance in the Global Legal Department of Carnival Corporation & plc.  His areas of responsibility focus on licensing, regulatory, and compliance matters with a specialized emphasis on issues pertaining to Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Economic Sanctions, Anti-Corruption (US FCPA & UK Bribery Act) and to a limited extent General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS). His background includes over 13 years of BSA/AML/OFAC/CIP/KYC and USA PATRIOT Act affairs, including experience in coordinating internal audit, regulatory examinations, technology implementations, and successful mergers. Josue’s prior roles included Vice President of Anti-Money Laundering and Economics Sanctions for Capital Bank, N.A. and he was with RSM US LLP’s regulatory compliance practice advising domestic and international clients on BSA/AML/OFAC matters.

Josue earned his J.D. from St. Thomas University and his B.S. in Criminal Justice from Florida International University.


Andres Miranda

Brian Frankel

Brian Frankel, CAMS, CFE
Kaufman Rossin & Co.

Brian has specialized experience in Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) compliance, federal fraud investigations and various regulatory compliance matters in both the public and private sectors.
Currently, Brian leads consulting engagements that include: consent order remediation, risk assessments of BSA, AML, and OFAC programs, BSA/AML independent audits, and model validation testing for the transaction monitoring systems at various financial institutions nationwide. 

Brian also assists client with implementation of Robot Process Automation (RPA) projects, creation of custom algorithms to detect suspicious activity,  and optimization of the existing transaction monitoring and sanction screening models to reduce the false positives observed. 

Prior to joining Kaufman Rossin, Brian performed complex AML investigations at one of the Big Four banks and was responsible for overseeing a team of 15 analysts conducting high risk reviews in the areas of suspected human trafficking, trades based money laundering, and foreign corruption and bribery.

Brian speaks across the country at various events with the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and has been published in a global journal on the subject of human trafficking and the emerging risks of money laundering in the U.S. 

Brian is currently on the Board for the ACAMS South Florida Chapter and the FinTech and USF Program. Brian is also currently pursuing his Master’s of Science in Data Analytics from Texas A & M University.


Nicolas Salas

Nicolas Salas

He started in the securities industry in 1994, worked in several financial institutions from Sales to Compliance roles, all prior to opening his own Investment Adviser and concomitant, provides through his consulting firm (Risk & Compliance Consulting LLC) Supervisory, Compliance and AML best practices and attempts to be an effective resource to other advisers, broker-dealers and consulting firms. His strong suit has always been cross border and LATAM jurisdictions, and being able to speak fluently Portuguese and Spanish provides a key advantage when dealing across Latin America.

He started his pre-grad studied in California (Moorpark College and Fullerton College) and obtained his bachelor on Interdisciplinary Social Studies at the Florida International University (FIU). Most recently he has earned the Compliance Regulatory Certified Professional (CRCP) designation from the FINRA institute at Wharton –UPEN of Executive Education, helping to provide a solid securities and compliance background. Also obtained his AML Compliance Professional designation (CPAML) from FIBA/FIU. He normally provides training to other supervisors and is a guess speaker on securities panels.

He obtained the following securities licenses throughout his career: FINRA licenses 4 (Options Principal –licensed required to supervise Options activity on broker-dealers), 7 (General Securities License –provides the initial and basic training for broker-dealer securities representatives), 24 (General Sales Principal –allows person to supervise other broker-dealer registered representatives and it is a requirement for the main firm supervisor and the Chief Compliance Officer of a broker-dealer), and 65 (the Investment Advisor license –65, required to provide investment advice) and the 63 (Securities Agent State Law Exam, which provides the parameters when registering across US States, also known as the blue-sky law). Other licenses include his Series 8 (NYSE Supervisory license), and his Series 79 for Investment Banking