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ACAMS 18th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference - Las Vegas

MON27 - Real-Life Miami Vice: How AML Helped Dethrone a Drug Kingpin

Sep 23, 2019 3:45pm ‐ Sep 23, 2019 5:00pm


• Outlining how “Los Miami” founder Alvaro Tardon used tools such as wire transfers and shell companies to aid placement and layering of more than $26 million from Spain into Miami

• How federal and Spanish agencies collaborated with Florida authorities to reconstruct transactions such as million-dollar vehicles and 13 luxury condos in the Miami area

• Detailing the use of AML documents such as SARs and CTRs by federal investigators to document their role in detecting illicit proceeds and fighting financial crime



  • Terence Gilroy, Partner, Baker McKenzie
  • Juan A. Gonzalez, First Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of Florida, U.S. Attorney's Office - Southern District of Florida
  • Jay Weaver, Federal Courts Reporter, Miami Herald

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