“The Dark Side of Money Laundering”

The New England Tech Library Presents:

Thursday, March 5th, 6 – 7pm/ in the LIBRARY

Guest speaker, Michael J. Messier, Bank of America
a first hand account of the US Drug Enforcement Agency’s [DEA] investigation of a Columbian drug trafficking organization.

Michael Messier is currently based in San Diego, California and leads Bank of America’s Special Case Management Group.  He was hired initially as the Managing Director of the Global Financial Crimes & Compliance Latin American Region of Bank of America.  Mr. Messier spent 15 years in domestic and Latin American operations of the US Drug Enforcement Agency [DEA].

As a guest speaker in the NEIT Library, Michael Messier will give us on a first-hand account — the colorful and realistic 3-year journey that focused on the money laundering techniques of a significant Colombian drug trafficking organization aligned with the North Valle Cartel.  You’ll hear about various investigative techniques employed such as identifying, infiltrating and dismantling this drug trafficking organization.  What did it take?  Jury subpoenas, undercover operations, use of confidential sources, as well as international cooperation between governments and law enforcement agencies of other countries.

ALL WELCOME!  Criminal Justice students take note!

Library News

Congratulations to Susan Warthman, Director of the Library and Information Commons, for her acceptance into the Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians Class of 2014.

Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians logoThis week long class is offered through the Harvard Graduate School of Education from July 27 to August 1, 2014. The curriculum will address planning, organizational strategy and change, transformational learning, as well as leadership and management skills. With technology redefining the role, purpose, and function of the academic library, the Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians provides the tools and insight needed to effectively address these changes.