Ex-felon to deliver talk on money laundering

DUBAI - Channels, an international forum on issues relating to the banking industry to be held in Dubai from April 25 to 28, will be addressed by a number of top speakers from Europe, Asia, Australia and South Africa. The speakers' list also includes Humberto Aguilar, a one time criminal defence lawyer turned criminal and now an anti-mony laundering expert.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Fri 30 Jan 2004, 12:00 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 12:19 AM

Miami-based Aguilar is a case of 'set a thief to catch a thief.' He boasts first hand experience, having been convicted in the US in 1990 for helping his clients defraud the Internal Revenue Service by hiding their illegally obtained funds in foreign bank accounts and for having participated in sharing revenues from drug imports.

These days this reformed ex-felon's work includes lecturing for Money Laundering Alert in Miami, Puerto Rico and Panama. He also writes columns from Money Laundering Bulletin and Offshore Financial Intermediary.

Aguilar says he has been drafted in by the US Government to aid in the War on Terror. Channels will cover a number topics on banking industry such as globalisatin, profitability and technology.

Experts in globalisation will address a number of issues relating the Gulf States and the WTO and the grey areas in cross border banking especially those related to mergers and acquisitions. Profitability related talks will cover multi-channel delivery strategies, bank assurance, branding of products and Islamic finance, while the technology experts will address issues relating to risk management, customer retention and operational efficiency.

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