Fentanyl: Analyzing AFC Strategies to Fight a Deadly Epidemic

  • When: June 10, 2020
  • Time: 12PM – 2PM ET
  • Level: All

Cryptocurrency, the Dark Web and synthetic opioids including fentanyl: None existed 50 years ago when Congress passed the Bank Secrecy Act in an effort to fight narcotics-related money laundering. Then as now, anti-financial crime (AFC) professionals are at the forefront of the fight against laundering drug money. In this sobering webinar, experts discuss how the fentanyl epidemic reflect new dynamics of narco-trafficking and money laundering, and share strategies for disrupting this deadly wave of drug deaths.

Learning Objectives

  • Updating risk models to reflect unique traits of opioid trafficking such as Darknet transactions, direct-to-consumer drug delivery and shifts in user demographics
  • Outlining indicators of potential fentanyl trafficking such as frequent shipments from high-risk jurisdictions and suspicious activity involving cryptocurrencies
  • Analyzing case studies and FinCEN’s fentanyl advisory to gain practical insights into best practices for detecting and disrupting opioid trafficking networks

Who Should Attend

  • Compliance Personnel
  • Risk Managers
  • Law Enforcement
  • FIU members


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  • North America
  • Banking
  • MSB
  • Regulatory Agencies
  • Virtual Currency Exchanges


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Gregg Fields
  • Gregg Fields, CAMS

  • Senior Copywriter


Mr. Fields was a research fellow in residence at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard Law School before joining ACAMS. His work focused on systemic causes of the 2008 financial crisis. He spent most of his career as a financial journalist at The Miami Herald, where he covered money laundering and white-collar crime and was a member of the staff that won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Mr. Fields has also taught financial journalism at graduate schools in Beijing and Hong Kong.


Sherri Scott
  • Sherri Scott, CAMS-Audit, CAMS-FCI

  • Agent
  • Global AML Solutions


After completing her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Eastern Illinois University, Sherri worked as a bank regulator for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Her inquisitive nature led her to work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence Unit. Subsequent to the FBI, she returned to the banking industry and sharpened her skills where Sherri personally led the investigation of a multi-million dollar international fraud scheme that was bought to prosecution by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Sherri is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and one of the few individuals to have both of the advanced CAMS certifications in Audit and Financial Crimes Investigations (FCI). The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) has published two of her white papers, “CannaBanking: Cultivating a Culture of Compliance” and “Cryptocurrency Compliance.

Christine Duhaime
  • Christine Duhaime

  • Barrister and Solicitor
  • Duhaime Law


Ms. Duhaime is a lawyer with a specialized counter-terrorist financing and anti-money laundering law practice. She advises on financial crime compliance which includes counter-terrorist financing and anti-money laundering law, sanctions compliance for financial institutions, casinos, money services businesses, securities brokerages, law firms and for emerging financial services such as digital financial services, including digital currencies, Bitcoin and more recently, on ICOs.

Christine also acts for banks and organizations to recover foreign assets in Canada, mostly related to Chinese foreign nationals and Chinese originating companies.

She is a frequent keynote speaker in tech, AI and law, having been invited to speak before the United Nations UNICTRAL on Artificial Intelligence Law and Blockchain Law, the Financial Action Task Force on FinTech and anti-money laundering law, and the Asian Development Bank on financial inclusion. Christine is consistently ranked as one of the Top 100 Women in FinTech, Top 100% Most Influential in FinTech and a Top 100 thought leaders across FinTech, AI and Blockchain and is in the top 5% on Klout.