MLARS/Financial Investigations Seminar

We are pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the NAGTRI CEPI Financial Investigations Training with USDOJ. Please find details below. If you or anyone in your office has any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Molly Flanagan at

  • WHO: The course is recommended for attorneys general staff (prosecutors and investigators) with five years experience or less in financial investigations, asset forfeiture, or money laundering.

  • WHAT: This is a basic seminar. The objective of this seminar is to apply investigative techniques and methods to unravel the case study’s money laundering scheme, to identify assets for forfeiture, and to make charging and forfeiture decisions. Using videos to illustrate the case study involving a drug enterprise, this practical, innovative, and interactive seminar is designed to introduce participants to financial investigations, money laundering, and asset forfeiture. During the seminar, participants will analyze financial documents to establish links among the targets, assets, and the illegal activities.

    Participants will be assigned to a “task force” group and will be required to discuss the case study as a team. Each task force member will take a turn reporting the group’s investigative results to the entire group. Because this is an interactive seminar, participants must be present for the entire time each day. Absence of a task force member adversely affects team work.

    In addition to prosecutors and investigators from state attorneys general offices, this seminar will include federal prosecutors and federal agents.

  • WHEN: The training will begin in the morning on Tuesday, March 20th with registration and coffee at 8:00 a.m. and end at approximately 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 22nd.

  • WHERE: Kimpton Journeyman Hotel, located at 310 E. Chicago Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202.

  • HOW: Through funding provided by the Mission Foundation and the NAGTRI Endowment Fund, NAGTRI will provide scholarships to selected participants to attend the training. As noted, both prosecutors and investigators are eligible for scholarships, and NAGTRI will seek to provide scholarships to a mixture of prosecutors and investigators. If there is more than one applicant from a state, we ask that state to rank them in the order of acceptance. Please note that offices are not guaranteed a slot; merely, offices may submit a nomination. Students who are nominated but not selected for a scholarship may be eligible for a non-scholarship slot in the course. All students must attend the whole training. See below for nomination submission instructions.

Scholarship students will receive round-trip coach air or train fare from the student's home city to the training destination, one hotel room, meals at the per diem rate, and transportation from the airport to the hotel. NAGTRI does not reimburse for transportation to the airport from a participant’s home or office, parking at a participant’s home airport, or airline baggage fees.

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