SARs and Law Enforcement: Practical Insight to Streamline the Investigation Process

Instructor: Joe Soniat
Product ID: 705177
  • Duration: 60 Min
In this training program, attendees will learn best practices for a financial institution’s SAR process. The program will also discuss SAR reporting process, working with law enforcement on SAR cases, documenting SAR decisions, and investigation tips.

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Last Recorded Date: Mar-2017

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Why Should You Attend:

A main significance when filing SARs is to identify potential violations of law to the appropriate federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies for criminal investigation. Sufficient and relevant information within the SAR provided by financial institutions can potentially lead law enforcement to seize funds, start an investigation or catch suspects connected to nefarious activity. This webinar will offer practical tips to ensure your SAR production process addresses law enforcement needs. It will also offer best practices for streamlining the investigation process from alert triage to SAR filing and working with law enforcement on SAR cases.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Alert triage process
  • Case management process
  • SAR reporting process
  • Working with law enforcement on SAR cases
  • Best practices for financial institutions on SAR process
  • SAR decision process
  • Documenting SAR decisions
  • Investigation tips
  • Analyzing FinCEN guidance on SARs to produce narratives that best serve the law enforcement oversight process

Who Will Benefit:

  • BSA AML Investigators
  • BSA AML Officers
  • Law Enforcement
  • FIU/FCC Staff
  • Compliance Staff
  • Legal/Regulatory Advisors
  • Bank Secrecy Act / Anti-Money Laundering Officers
  • Internal Auditors
  • Financial Officers
  • Front Line Staff
  • Risk Officers
  • Operational Managers
  • Staff with roles and responsibilities in BSA / AML management and oversight
Instructor Profile:
Joe Soniat

Joe Soniat
Bank Secrecy Act Officer, Union Bank and Trust

Robert J. Soniat (Joe) is the BSA officer for Union Bankshares Corporation, located in Richmond, Virginia. He also worked as a finance officer for the United States Government from 2002 – 2004. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University as well as minors in criminal justice and international relations.

Mr. Soniat is a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) with an advance certification in Financial Crimes Investigations (FCI). He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner as well as a Certified Anti Money Laundering and Fraud Specialist (CAFP). He is on the BSA Coalition Advisory Board as well as the ACAMS Virginia Chapter Board.

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