On Fighting Evil: AFC vs. Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery

  • When: May 20, 2020
  • Time: 12PM – 2PM ET
  • Level: All

Migrant smuggling, forced labor and captive sex workers: All are examples of the horrific financial crime of human trafficking. The International Labor Organization estimates human trafficking generates $150 billion annually worldwide — money that must be laundered. That puts anti-financial crime (AFC) specialists at the forefront of fighting these crimes, along with ACAMS, for whom battling human trafficking is a core corporate mission. Our panelists detail common financial typologies of traffickers, and analyze tools for combating them, including data-driven monitoring and partnering with law enforcement and NGOs.

Learning Objectives

  • Examining current human trafficking trends to enhance monitoring systems and data analytics to strengthen red flag detection and resolution
  • Reviewing relevant NGOs such as Stand Against Human Trafficking and Project Protect to enrich institutional knowledge and facilitate staff awareness training
  • Collaborating with peer groups and law enforcement to stay current on human trafficking trends, assess institutional risks and adjust oversight as warranted

Who Should Attend

  • Compliance Personnel
  • FIU/FCC Team Members
  • Law Enforcement
  • NGOs
  • IT Specialists


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Sherri Scott
  • Sherri Scott, CAMS-Audit

  • Agent


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.


Anita Alvarez
  • Anita Alvarez

  • Managing Director, Disputes and Investigations
  • Alvarez & Marsal

Sarkis Mazraani
  • Sarkis Mazraani, CAMS

  • Senior Consultant, Regulatory Compliance Reporting

Kristen Muzzy
  • Kristen Muzzy

  • COO
  • Echo World Comm.