Investigating Money Laundering

Investigating Money Laundering
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4 Credits


Money-laundering operations are designed to take the proceeds of illegal activity, such as profits from fraud, and disguise the existence, source or application of those funds so the proceeds appear to come from a legitimate source. In short, “dirty money” is made to appear clean. Once illegal money has been laundered, the perpetrator is able to spend or invest the illicit income in legitimate assets.

This course explores the money-laundering process, reviewing the methods used to launder funds, discussing laws and regulations used to combat money laundering and explaining techniques used to investigate it. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Elements of the money-laundering process 
  • Rules and regulations used to fight money laundering 
  • Discerning which schemes violate which regulations 
  • Best methods for uncovering hidden assets 


Understanding of money laundering and basic fraud examination techniques

You Will Learn How To:

Identify the different stages of the money-laundering process

Determine which anti-money laundering regulations are violated by particular schemes

Recognize traditional and contemporary methods of money laundering

Identify offshore havens and their functionality and how money launderers use them

Compare techniques for investigating money laundering

Ascertain the best methods for tracing and discovering hidden assets

Table of Contents

Lesson 1 Introduction
Lesson 2 The Money Laundering Process
Lesson 3 Regulation and Compliance in the United States
Lesson 4 Anti-Money Laundering Laws
Lesson 5 International Anti-Money Laundering Efforts
Lesson 6 Traditional Methods of Money Laundering
Lesson 7 Investing Ill-Gotten Gains
Lesson 8 Using a Front Business to Launder Funds
Lesson 9 Offshore Havens
Lesson 10 Non-Traditional Methods of Money Laundering
Lesson 11 Gathering Information
Lesson 12 Proving Illegal Proceeds
Lesson 13 Preparing the Personal Profile
Lesson 14 Tracing the Funds from the Point of Receipt
Lesson 15 Preparing the Business Profile
Lesson 16 Tracing Funds from the Point of Payment
Lesson 17 Turning an Inside Witness
Lesson 18 Recovering Hidden Assets
Lesson 19 Seven Questions in Any Forfeiture Case
Lesson 20 Conclusion

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 4
NASBA Information: Auditing
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: May 2024
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study


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