Financial crimes workshop underway for judges and prosecutors

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The Chairman of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (C-FAT-F) Basil Williams says the work of judges and prosecutors is crucial to ensuring institutions are stable, transparent and effective and that the rule of law is followed.
He says these are pillars of effective anti-money laundering and countering terrorist financing systems.
Williams was speaking at a workshop for judges and prosecutors which started in Guyana today, Thursday.

Williams says the conviction rate for financial crimes in the region has been moderate even though most countries have enacted legislation to address such crimes.

Williams says these extremists are seeking to radicalise and mobilise followers for criminal acts of violence and it’s something the Caribbean is only now facing.
He says that’s why the workshop will be focusing on that issue as well as investigative orders; prosecution and management of money laundering cases; international cooperation; confiscation and restraint orders; conviction-based conviction; and terrorist financing.

That’s Basil Williams, the Chairman of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force. He was speaking at an anti-money laundering, countering financing of terrorism and countering violent extremism workshop for judges and prosecutors.
Antigua and Barbuda’s Director of Public Prosecution, Anthony Armstrong is one of the attendees.

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