Tuesday, July 2, 2019 — Between June 25th and June 27th, the Office of the Special Prosecutor attended training on “Combating Financial Crimes” conducted by a United States Interagency Engagement program.
The two-day seminar included several lectures on investigating and prosecuting topics including Money Laundering, Human Trafficking, Business Email Compromise, Malign Foreign Influence, and Cryptocurrency.
Lecturers included Leshia Lee-Dixon, Senior Trial Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice; FBI Special Agents Liam McGrail and Rafael Fernandez; Jarod Baker, Program Manager for Pattern Analysis at U.S. SOCOM; and, Treasury Advisor to U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Glenn Baek.
Also in attendance were members of various government and non-government entities such as the Bureau of Public Safety, Office of the Attorney General, Financial Intelligence Unit, Tax and Revenue, Foreign Investment Board, Office of the Public Auditor, Customs and Border Protection, and the National Development Bank. The Vice President gave opening remarks and Nelson Werner, Director of FIU, gave introductions and explained the goals of the training.
We thank the lecturers and other members of the U.S. government, including United States Ambassador to the Republic of Palau, Amy Hyatt, without whom this training would not have been possible.