The best books to tackle money laundering risk

Why am I passionate about this?

The prevention of money laundering caught my attention, and at that time, with so little information on the market, I decided to write my first book so that more people can protect themselves from this crime. I have a gift: explain complicated topics in an easy way. This has helped me to write several articles on different topics in international magazines. I’m a passionate-effective trainer who believes that helping people to grow helps to make this world better. It’s my legacy! I like to do the right thing; take this as a reliable fact: I consult my own book and articles written. I hope to help you grow too!


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Don't Let Them Wash, Nor Dry!: A Simple and Easy Guide to Protect Your Company from the Risk of Money Laundering

By Mónica Ramírez Chimal,

Book cover of Don't Let Them Wash, Nor Dry!: A Simple and Easy Guide to Protect Your Company from the Risk of Money Laundering

What is my book about?

If you are someone who thinks that money laundering is only generated by drug trafficking, that the financial system is indispensable for laundering money, or that the Compliance Officer is another policeman within the company, then this book is for you!

Get to know or reinforce what money laundering is, its characteristics and differences with terrorism, methods used, and the main weaknesses at an international level that contribute to its continuation. Learn key controls that are effective (including the Compliance area) to minimize the risk of being used to launder money. By using simple and easy language, this book will facilitate your understanding and help you to apply this knowledge. This book is also available in Spanish.

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The books I picked & why

Book cover of Crime School: Money Laundering: True Crime Meets the World of Business and Finance

Mónica Ramírez Chimal Why did I love this book?

When I attended an international conference, I had the opportunity to be at Chris Mathers' session: I simply loved his presentation. He gave me as a gift his book, which is a great guide to knowing how organized crime operates in real life since it is written using his experience as an undercover policeman. He explains in detail the techniques seen/used and what he experienced. The way it is written (in simple language and with humor) makes you feel interested and read it quickly. And the best thing: it will also help you so that you are not a victim of organized crime or an accomplice in money laundering. It is one of the few books that reflect the real world of money laundering; bravo!

By Chris Mathers,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Crime School as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

The chilling details of cleaning blood money.

What is money laundering? How does it work? And why is it such a threat to any democratic society?

International terrorism has focused federal and state law-enforcement's attention on the shadowy world of money laundering. While the media has examined money laundering, the topic is still little understood by the public.

In Crime School: Money Laundering, a twenty year law enforcement veteran of financial crime explains this felony in simple terms. Written anecdotally, the book describes what money laundering is and how the crimes behind it fit together.

Organized criminals operating both domestically…


Book cover of Managing the Risk of Fraud and Misconduct: Meeting the Challenges of a Global, Regulated and Digital Environment

Mónica Ramírez Chimal Why did I love this book?

I worked at Arthur Andersen, and I was selected to be among the few teams that started to understand, learn, and apply risk assessments or business risk management methodology. In this book, I came across these concepts again, which are vital to identifying where the risk of money laundering and any other crime may occur. In addition, this book also includes useful information to be considered in the compliance program and how fraud and corruption are related to money laundering. It's a book that provides solid knowledge.

By Richard Girgenti, Timothy Hedley,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Managing the Risk of Fraud and Misconduct as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Praise for Managing the Risk of Fraud and Misconduct: Meeting the Challenge of a Global, Regulated, and Digital Environment

"This book belongs on any desk where fraud and misconduct threaten. It is bristling with the kind of detail this field truly needs. Written by leading pros at the top of their game, its soup-to-nuts advice matches solutions to problems. Read it once to gain broad insight; come back again and again to manage particular risks."
Thomas Donaldson, Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics,Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

"A valuable road map for corporate fraud fighters in an…


Book cover of Building a World-Class Compliance Program: Best Practices and Strategies for Success

Mónica Ramírez Chimal Why did I love this book?

One of the risks that the Compliance Officers oversee is the risk of money laundering; depending on how it is managed, it is possible to minimize reputational risk. This book helped me pinpoint precisely the necessary elements that must be included in a compliance plan to achieve strong corporate responsibility and compliance culture. By having those controls in place, money laundering and even any other white-crime risk are minimized and, incidentally, reputational risk. If you apply this, the company you work for it's going to be protected, and your boss is going to be happy, a win-win for everyone!

By Martin T. Biegelman,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Building a World-Class Compliance Program as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Written by a long-standing practitioner in the field, this timely and critical work is your best source for understanding all the complex issues and requirements associated with corporate compliance. It provides clear guidance for those charged with protecting their companies from financial and reputational risk, litigation, and government intervention, who want a robust guide to establish an effective compliance program.


Book cover of Money Laundering Prevention: Deterring, Detecting, and Resolving Financial Fraud

Mónica Ramírez Chimal Why did I love this book?

If you want to know why money laundering is so appealing, in this book, you will find out why. The author, through his experience as an investigator, includes a chapter on the motivations that lead people to get involved in money laundering. It helped me a lot to understand why people do it; maybe you get surprised like I did. He also includes different mechanisms with which criminals move money and intertwines the relationship between fraud and money laundering, giving a useful perspective to minimize these risks in any company.

By Jonathan E. Turner,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Money Laundering Prevention as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

A how-to guide for the discovery and prevention of the illegal transfer of money Written for the private sector where most money laundering takes place this book clearly explains shows business professionals how to deter, detect, and resolve financial fraud cases internally. It expertly provides an understanding of the mechanisms, tools to detect issues, and action lists to recover hidden funds. * Provides action-oriented material that will show how to deter, detect, and resolve financial fraud cases * Offers an understanding of the mechanisms, tools to detect issues, and action list to recover hidden funds * Covers mechanisms for moving…


Book cover of Money Laundering: A Guide for Criminal Investigators

Mónica Ramírez Chimal Why did I love this book?

This book is a comprehensive guide to US regulations regarding money laundering; it also mentions some international organisms that fight against this crime. By including real-life cases in which it is specified how money laundering was carried out, I learned a lot because money laundering is a complex crime, believe me! It’s ideal for those who also want to know how a financial investigation is carried out since it takes you by the hand to understand what to do. Without a doubt a very complete guide.

By John Madinger, Sydney A Zalopany,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Money Laundering as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

The crime of money laundering is widespread, not only figuring in obvious cases such as Al Capone's, but in major events as diverse as the Lindbergh baby kidnapping and the Watergate scandal.

Money Laundering gives law enforcement professionals a clear understanding of money laundering practices, legislation, and investigation.
Two frontline investigators - a narcotics investigator/supervisor, and a special agent for the IRS - have co-authored this authoritative study.

Case studies establish a historic perspective on Money Laundering, and the progressive changes in its methods through the years. For today's investigator, the authors also take a broad approach to forfeiture, financial…


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Creative expression has been one of my most cherished values since childhood. I've always had a creative hobby of some kind since I was a kid. Not sure how that happened – my parents were tolerant of my interests at best. I made my day job career in the arts, fostering the creativity of community members and supporting the work of artists. Art (in the general sense of all forms of creative expression) is, to me, a defining characteristic of humanity, it makes life worth living, and the way it’s devalued under Capitalism both saddens and inspires me as a creator myself. I’m a writer of speculative fiction and I write about creative people.

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