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Independent AML Audit: Don't Leave Work Without It

Porter Ranch, CA, October 26, 2007 --( "Robust Independent AML Audit: Don’t Leave Work Without It
How Not to follow in the footsteps of American Express…"
Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 12:00 noon EST to 1:00 PM EST

Bekker Compliance Consulting Partners, LLC (BCCP), a full-service global compliance consulting firm specializing in providing proactive compliance solutions to the financial services industry, has announced today that it will hold its first webinar, to be hosted on BCCP’s website: This webinar will feature Ross Delston, CAMS, attorney and former banking regulator, and Kenneth Barden, CAMS, attorney and international consultant, both of whom are BCCP Senior Compliance Consultants.

“Anti-money laundering efforts, which began primarily as a tool to fight drug trafficking, are now at the forefront of fighting terrorism, corruption and other financial crime,” according to Ken Barden. “It is therefore of utmost importance that institutions take steps to ensure that they are making the best effort possible to comply with AML and other regulatory requirements. One of the ways of ensuring this is through independent audit.

“Independent audit has been targeted by financial regulators as an area for special attention, particularly for banks, broker-dealers and mutual funds. Insurance companies and MSBs are also subject to an independent audit requirement. Learn more about how to avoid common mistakes, whether independent really means independent, and why regulatory examiners take all of this so seriously. And we'll have some fun, with two experts who are also accomplished speakers with a sense of humor.”

About Ross Delston, CAMS

Ross Delston, CAMS, is an attorney, former Federal banking regulator and founder of, a compliance consulting firm based in Washington, DC. He specializes in AML compliance for multi-national financial services firms. He is also a consultant on AML issues to the International Monetary Fund. He has organized, led and participated in numerous training seminars around the world, including Colombo, Curacao, Grand Cayman, Kiev, Lima, London, Minsk, Singapore, Suva and Vienna. He has been frequently quoted on AML issues in publications such as the American Banker, Money Laundering Alert, and the Nikkei (Japan).

About Ken Barden, CAMS

Kenneth Barden, CAMS, is an attorney and international consultant. He served as legal counsel to the Minister of Finance for the Republic of Palau, as well as an assistant attorney general for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. His specialty areas include AML compliance, anti-corruption and business regulations. Ken has conducted assessments of money laundering risks in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan, as well as training bank supervisors in Armenia, Ukraine, and Indonesia. He currently is on a long- term assignment to Indonesia, where he leads a team in judicial reform and anticorruption, including an extensive public awareness campaign on AML.

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