Precious Metals, Jewelry and Gems: A Money Launderer’s Best Friends?

  • When: November 19, 2018
  • Time: 12PM – 2PM ET
  • Level: All

Precious metals, jewelry and gems are common conduits for money laundering due to their high market demand, liquidity and transferability. The changeability of precious metals, which can be melted down, thus obliterating refinery marks, can make them virtually untraceable. Join us for this intriguing webinar as panelists detail typologies common to using precious metals, jewelry and gems to launder illicit funds, along with tips for detecting, investigating and resolving suspicious activities linked to such activities.

Learning Objectives

  • Reviewing recent AML case studies involving precious metals, jewelry or gems, including the Miami gold dealer money laundering scheme
  • Implementing risk models and monitoring techniques to detect criminal activities tied to precious gemstones, including smuggling and illegal mining
  • Escalating alerts and red flags to ensure thorough investigation and prompt resolution of suspicious activities indicating illicit activities involving precious metal dealers and jewelers

Who Should Attend

  • Chief Compliance Officers
  • Compliance Personnel
  • Lawyers/Accountants


  • Global
  • Bank
  • Law Enforcement

*This is a reschedule, originally planned for October 10, 2018 but was cancelled due to technical difficulties


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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.


Thomas Lorenz
  • Thomas Lorenz, CAMS-Audit, CAMS-FCI

  • President
  • AML Specialists

Kelly Ross
  • Kelly Ross, CAMS

  • Assistant Director
  • Fraud and Special Investigation Services
  • Canadian Western Bank