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Unmatched in editorial coverage, moneylaundering.com boasts an archive of more than 61,000 news articles, legal records, and legislative and regulatory documents. Our reporters in London, New York and Washington, D.C., regularly break critical stories and provide in-depth coverage of the latest trends in financial crime to help compliance staff protect their financial institutions.

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Kieran Beer

Kieran BeerEditor-in-Chief, Director of Editorial Content


Kieran is responsible for ACAMS moneylaundering.com, ACAMS Today and content for many ACAMS conferences and programs. He has been a financial journalist more than 30 years, with stints at Bloomberg, LP, The American Banker, The Bond Buyer, and Institutional Investor. Kieran speaks at conferences, has appeared on CNBC and Sky News, and been heard on WBBR and NPR. He writes regularly on anti-financial crime issues and hosts “Financial Crime Matters,” an award-winning podcast series, and many ACAMS videocasts.

Colby Adams

Colby AdamsManaging Editor


Colby Adams has served as managing editor of ACAMS moneylaundering.com since 2016, having joined the publication as a reporter in 2009. He and his staff cover laws and regulations impacting AML compliance; civil, criminal and regulatory cases stemming from AML and BSA violations; and global efforts targeting the finances of terrorist groups and other blacklisted organizations. Prior to joining moneylaundering.com, he covered defense and security for Foresight News in London.

Koos Couvée

Koos CouvéeLondon Bureau Chief


Koos has been with Moneylaundering.com since October 2017. Based in London, he covers illicit finance and AML compliance in Britain and the EU, and has a particular interest in the work of the Financial Action Task Force.

Gabriel Vedrenne

Gabriel VedrenneSenior Reporter


Gabriel is a senior reporter for ACAMS moneylaundering.com since 2019, tasked with covering the development of AML laws and compliance procedures as well as law enforcement’s operations in Europe with a specific focus on French and German-speaking countries. A data enthusiast, he especially enjoys writing data-driven stories enhanced with charts.

Fred Williams

Fred WilliamsReporter


Fred has written about federal policy as Washington reporter for Moneylaundering.com since 2022. A longtime business reporter with bylines in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and USA Today, Fred once worked as a debt collector to research a 2010 book about the industry.

Chelsea Carrick

Chelsea CarrickReporter


Chelsea Carrick is the New York reporter for ACAMS moneylaundering.com. She covers regulatory enforcement actions, laws and regulations impacting AML and compliance, financial crime cases and state and federal efforts to target illicit financing.

Legal Team

Silas Bartels

Silas BartelsLegal Editor


Silas Bartels is legal editor of ACAMS moneylaundering.com. He manages a team of attorneys that contribute to the publication’s coverage of financial crime, sanctions and compliance-related issues. The moneylaundering.com legal team provides summaries of complex regulatory enforcement actions and developments in legislation and regulations.

Leily Faridzadeh

Leily FaridzadehSenior Legal Writer


Leily is a NY, NJ-licensed attorney who joined the Moneylaundering.com team in 2019. As the Senior Legal Writer, she contributes to the coverage of financial regulations, emerging financial crimes, and sanctions-related issues. Prior to joining ACAMS, she practiced corporate law, both as a litigator and as a commercial transactions lawyer.

Junko Nozawa

Junko NozawaLegal Writer


Junko covers legal topics focused on AML/CTF, corruption, and fraud. Prior to joining ACAMS, she contributed to the work of international criminal tribunals, developed judicial training curricula and workshops, and authored several publications on the human rights implications of anti-terrorism legislation. She holds a law degree from Washington University in St. Louis and an LL.M from Utrecht University on international criminal justice and human rights.

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Larissa Bernardes

Larissa Bernardes Web Editor


Larissa Bernardes has worked at ACAMS Moneylaundering.com since 2008. She is the Web Editor and her responsibilities include copyediting, updating the website with fresh content and photography, assisting the legal team with the publication of documents and updating and managing moneylaundering.com’s X and LinkedIn social media sites.

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