Press Announcement

A practical seminar on the topic: “Financial crimes and return of stolen assets” started in Nur-Sultan on August 27, 2019.

The training involves judges, prosecutors, the anti-corruption service, the economic investigation service and the police.

The event was organized by the Law Enforcement Academy under the Prosecutor General’s Office in conjunction with the Financial Monitoring Committee of the Ministry of Finance with the support of the OSCE Program Office in Nur Sultan and the US Embassy in Kazakhstan.

According to experts, the annual amount of money laundering in the world is about 2 trillion US dollars.

Of these, only 10% of cases of laundering are investigated and only 1% of illicit proceeds obtained are confiscated.

One of the solutions to this problem is joint work to unite the efforts of states to combat financial crime.

The seminar is practical, it provides for the consideration of real cases with an imitation of the investigation process up to the sentencing.

Students will become familiar with the concepts and schemes of money laundering, the work of payment systems, and will study the features of an internal investigation in the banking sector.

The methods of using cryptocurrencies and the Darknet network as a means of laundering income will be highlighted.

Experienced practitioners – Yehuda Schaffer (Israel) and Aurelius Gutauskas (Lithuania) will play the role of international experts.

The event will last until August 29 of this year.

Media representatives are invited to cover the final part of the seminar.

Journalists will have the opportunity to interview experts and participants in the training.

Time and place: August 29, 2019, 16:45 hours, Nur-Sultan, st. Saryarka, 4, “Radisson SAS Hotel”.

Accreditation by e-mail and phone 8-775-666-43-99 (Askar Galiaskarov).