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AC Presents at ACAMS Chapter Meeting

January 21, 2021

This week, the Antiquities Coalition presented on “Trafficking in Arts and Antiquities” at a virtual learning event hosted by the Northern Ohio Chapter of The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS). 

ACAMS is the largest international membership organization for Anti-Financial Crime professionals, supporting individuals and organizations who are dedicated to ending financial crime through thought leadership, continuing professional education, and a best-in-class peer network.

This discussion featured speakers from the Antiquities Coalition’s Financial Crimes Task Force, including Liz Fraccaro (AC Project Director) and Tess Davis (AC Executive Director), who explored case studies showing the links between antiquities trafficking, money laundering, and terrorist financing. The event was attended by 130 chapter members. 

These case studies were previously curated by the Financial Crimes Task Force (FCTF), a partnership between the AC and ACAMS volunteers. The task force’s first report, “Reframing U.S. Policy on the Art Market: Recommendations for Combating Financial Crime,” was published in September 2020.

To learn more about the FCTF, click here.