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Finance Subsection: Money Laundering and Accountants

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Date/Time
Date(s) - October 17th, 2019
11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Location
Terminal City Club
837 West Hastings Street
Vancouver,

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Speaker

John Ahern is a Vancouver lawyer and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) who, among other things, currently serves as National Special Advisor, RCMP Federal Policing Criminal Operations. Prior to returning to private practice in 2017, Mr. Ahern was Senior Crown Counsel with the BC Ministry of Justice for more than 20 years, where his province-wide practice focused on the prosecution of serious financial crime. Before becoming a lawyer, Mr. Ahern served 17 years as a peace officer with Canada Customs, the Peel Regional Police, and the RCMP, mostly in front line policing and criminal investigations.

 

Topic: Money Laundering and Accountants

Mr. Ahern brings his extensive background in fraud to the topic of money laundering. In his presentation Mr. Ahern will focus on money laundering, accountants and the law firm, including: the role that lawyers and accountants play as gatekeepers to the financial system, the manner in which money launderers seek to exploit lawyers and accountants, and current Law Society of BC anti-money laundering Rules and initiatives. If time allows, we will also cover some current issues of special interest to BC lawyers and accountants, notably the use of real estate transactions and lawyers’ trust accounts to launder the proceeds of crime and evade taxation.

 

Seating is limited.

Payment Information

Cheques payable to BCLMA may be brought to the meeting or mailed to: BCLMA PO Box 75562, RPO Edgemont Village North Vancouver, BC V7R 4X1

Reserve your tickets before October 11, 2019

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