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NCJ Number: 148571 Find in a Library
Title: Basic Financial Investigation Techniques
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
Office of the Deputy Attorney General
Executive Office for Asset Forfeiture
United States of Ame
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 0
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20530
Sale Source: US Dept of Justice
Office of the Deputy Attorney General
Executive Office for Asset Forfeiture
Washington, DC 20530
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This video provides instruction in techniques for conducting financial investigations that reveal assets and money laundering networks in drug cases.
Abstract: The video uses narration and dramatized investigative procedures to emphasize the importance of disrupting and eliminating the financial and material assets of drug offenders and drug-trafficking operations. The financial investigative techniques portrayed reveal hidden assets and money-laundering networks. Hidden assets that have been obtained through ill-gotten gains can be forfeited to the government and used in subsequent drug law enforcement efforts. Evidence of a money laundering network can be used as evidence of an organized criminal drug enterprise. In portraying the steps in a financial investigation, interviews with informants are suggested. Questions that should be asked in such an interview are provided. Other sources of financial and asset information are also suggested. They include IRS, DEA, FBI, and customs records; civil-lawsuit and divorce records; probate court records; department of motor vehicles records; trash searches; and subpoenas.
Main Term(s): Police specialized training
Index Term(s): Courts; Crime prevention measures; Drug forfeiture; Drug law enforcement; Investigative techniques; Money laundering
Note: Color VHS video, 13 minutes
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