DOJ’s New AML Chief Likely to Emphasize Organized Crime Cases, Say Former Officials

By Brian Monroe

The head of the U.S. Justice Department's asset forfeiture and anti-money laundering agency will likely bring a new emphasis on investigating organized crime groups, say former and current government officials. Jennifer Shasky, a former senior counsel to the Assistant Attorney General who focused on organized crime, started in her new role as the chief of the department's Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (AFMLS) on Monday. She replaces 15-year veteran Richard Weber, who left the position in February to head a new economic crimes section at the Manhattan district attorney's office. Shasky, who was also previously a deputy chief of...