ACAMS Pittsburgh Chapter August Virtual Event: Cybercrime Investigations: Spotlight on the Financial Sector and AML

August 20, 2020
12:00PM - 1:00PM
1 CAMS Credits

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Overview of Presentation:

  • Overview of the new book, “Cybercrime Investigations, A Comprehensive Resource for Everyone”
  • Cybercrime money laundering
  • Cybercrime investigations from the financial perspective
  • AML and financial regulatory requirements relating to cybercrime
  • Attribution (identification of cybercriminals) and how the financial sector can help


John Bandler and Antonia Merzon served together as Assistant District Attorneys at the New York County District Attorney’s Office (DANY), hired by the legendary Robert Morgenthau. They investigated and prosecuted a wide variety of criminal offenses, ranging from those that garnered headlines to the many that received little attention but were equally essential for the administration of justice and protection of the public. Antonia founded and led the Identity Theft Unit (since renamed the Cybercrime and Identity Theft Bureau), recruiting John as an early member. The unit’s work quickly revealed the close connection between identity theft and cybercrime, and brought amazing cases, including the Western Express case, which you can read about in their book. As Unit Chief, Antonia supervised the work of hundreds of prosecutors and thousands of investigations, guiding and developing both people and cases. This fledgling unit with scarce resources did terrific work in a new and evolving area of crime. Eventually, their service at DANY came to an end, and they share their expertise now as lawyers and consultants in a variety of areas. Their experiences during and after DANY are what convinced them to write this book together.