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Changing the World Map: the Operational Intersects of Drugs, Money and Terrorism


Michael N Emmerman

Michael N Emmerman
Intelligence Analyst
The Special Operations Support Group


Webinar Details

Date and Time:

Thursday, October 12, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. ET


Sixty (60) Minutes

This webinar is open to members and non-members. For members, complimentary registration is a benefit of PAFP membership. For non-members, there is a $35.00 registration fee.


Session Description

Terrorists and financial criminals are often organized by, adhere to, or claim to commit nefarious acts on behalf of, politics, religion, and economic disparity. The mechanism by which crimes are committed varies, but the primary source of the stealth and mobility required to wage such complex, global criminal acts is money. This briefing will focus on how these dynamics have been the underlying factors that have shaped almost all of the world's conflicts and alliances. Examples will be provided as to how these dynamics can be found in "operational intersects" within the movements of money; and how these dynamics influence the methods used, and the relationships between, money launderers, drug traffickers, and terrorists. .

Attendees will gain a better understanding of the geopolitical dynamics that provide a platform for illegal activity; as well as learn actual "operational intersects" used by criminals to maneuver and hide illicit funds within the financial community and on the streets of our communities.


Speaker Bio

Michael N Emmerman

Michael N Emmerman is a Board Certified Forensic Examiner and holds the position of Contract Intelligence Analyst with the U.S. Department of Justice and serves as an advisor to law enforcement, military and intelligence agencies. Mike is a Managing Director and Senior Money Manager at Neuberger Berman Investment Advisers LLC. He has more than 58 years of international financial experience, as well as 35+ years of experience assisting law enforcement and intelligence agencies, and the U.S. military on matters relating to international financial crime. Mike is the founder and lead investigator of The Special Operations Support Group, a not-for-profit organization providing research and hands-on assistance to agencies fighting organized crime, drug traffickers and terrorists. Mike volunteers his time to all law enforcement and intelligence agencies, and the military, in an effort to increase the odds of success in the battle to find, capture and convict drug traffickers, money launderers and terrorists..