Antigua Hosts Money-Laundering Conference with Jeffrey Robinson

Source: UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office & Jeffrey Robinson, 26th April 2013

A two-day meeting allowing for the heads of Financial Intelligence Units from the English-speaking Caribbean to share best practices and experiences in asset forfeiture, money laundering and proceedings of crime, was held in St John’s, Antigua, 3-4 April.

The meeting was addressed by Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer and Jeffrey Robinson, described by the British Bankers’ Association as “the world’s leading financial crime author” (and a recent guest blogger for #TheFraudTube). Robinson delivered some hard hitting messages about the prevalence and impact of the global crimes of organized crime and money laundering.

Robinson is a recognized expert and speaker on organized crime and money laundering. His seminal work, The Laundrymen published in 1995, showed the extent of global money laundering. It is considered as the definitive book on the subject and is used as a text in universities and law schools.

The meeting here was hosted by the Office of National Drugs and Money Laundering Control Policy (ONDCP) and funded by the UK Department for International Development’s Caribbean Criminal Assets Recovery Programme (CCARP).

Read Jeffrey’s guest blog, The Ultimate White List.