Money Laundering Through Art: A Criminal Justice Perspective 2013th Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-3319001722
ISBN-10: 3319001728
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This volume provides a bird’s eye view of novel ways in which money is laundered through illegal activities involving art. Criminals and those involved in illegal activities have discovered the art world to be an effective and clandestine arena through which they can launder money internationally. Unfortunately, investigators, prosecutors, judges and regulatory agencies in most countries are not equipped to accurately detect, investigate and prosecute this type of criminal activity. Furthermore, international laws and treaties involving the art world have many loopholes that can potentially lead to the laundering of large sums of money.

 

Addressing this gap in the literature, Money Laundering Through Art: A Criminal Justice Perspective can serve as a guide for academics, prosecutors, judges, law enforcement officials and others involved in efforts to curb money laundering and the financing of terrorism. It provides an overview of methods of money laundering through art, as well as specific case studies. Additionally, this book reveals why new techniques used by criminals have been largely neglected by law enforcement in many countries.

 

The author, drawing from his own experience with the matter in both Brazil and the United States, makes a case for broader institutional and regulatory improvement, extending beyond mere regulation of the art market. He concludes with a number of concrete recommendations to improve the fight against illegal money laundering via artwork.

About the Author

Fausto Martin de Sanctis holds a Doctorate in Criminal Law from the University of São Paulo’s School of Law (USP) and an advanced degree in Civil Procedure from the Federal University of Brasilia (UnB) in Brazil. He was a Public Defender in São Paulo, from 1989-1990, and a State Court Judge, also in São Paulo, from 1990 and 1991. He is currently a federal appellate judge in Sao Paulo’s Tribunal Regional Federal – with jurisdiction over Sao Paulo and the Mato Grosso do Sul states. From April 2 to September 28 he was a fellow at Federal Judicial Center in Washington DC, USA. Judge De Sanctis was selected to handle a specialized federal court created in Brazil to exclusively hear complex cases involving finance and money laundering. He is a world known expert on this topic and he has been invited to participate in programs and conferences both in Brazil as well as internationally. Judge De Sanctis has published extensively about money laundering and related crimes, primarily with Brazilian publishers thusfar.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Springer; 2013th edition (June 19, 2013)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 233 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 3319001728
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-3319001722
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 10.57 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.1 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
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