World-Check Alerts European Financial Community to Emerging Threat from Latin America

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Will Europe's bankers be sitting in the Dock in Caracas for Money Laundering?

World-Check's Financial Crime Consultant, Kenneth Rijock, a specialist on emerging threats, has written an extensive article warning Europe's bankers of the potential consequences of accepting illicit funds from corrupt Politically Exposed Persons (known as PEPs) of Venezuela.

Writing in the widely-read "From a Different Angle," World-Check's early warning feature column, Rijock laid out recent events which, when properly analysed, lead one to the conclusion that criminal charges against individual bankers are a distinct possibility. The article, entitled "Will Europe's Bankers be sitting in the Dock in Caracas for Money Laundering?" can be read at the World-Check website:

Media Advisory:
Kenneth Rijock will be presenting "Emerging Threats facing Compliance Officers in 2008" in the following cities:

21st May - Luxembourg: 9 a.m.
2nd May - Brussels: 9 a.m.
23rd May - London: 9 a.m.

About the Speaker:
Ken Rijock is a former banking lawyer, and former money launderer. He spent the 1980s as a money launderer and advisor to Colombian drug traffickers, until he was arrested and served a U.S. federal prison sentence for racketeering and money laundering. While serving his sentence, he assisted with the first joint Swiss-American money laundering investigation of bankers and lawyers, which resulted in a major seizure of the proceeds of crime. With more than 25 years of experience in the field, he consults with law enforcement and the financial services industry. His extensive experience in money laundering tactics is now used to train U.S. and Canadian law enforcement and intelligence services.

To register for the event and for more details, or to arrange an interview with Mr. Rijock please contact: Marion Willson at mw2 @


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