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'Money Laundering Schemes Of Organized Crime: Risks To Private Companies' is Topic of Next BTAC Lunch Meeting

Stefan Wieland, Managing Director of Business Integrity Management and Partner at Integrity Europe, will present money laundering risks faced by private companies operating internationally

1 June 2008

New York, NY — The Business Threat Awareness Council will hold a lunch meeting with special guest speaker, Stefan Wieland on Tuesday 22 July 2008 at 12 Noon in midtown Manhattan.

This special event is hosted by the anonymous crime reporting website

Mr. Wieland, Partner at Integrity Europe and a former Lieutenant of the Special Fraud Unit of the Police Department in Frankfurt (Main), Germany, will speak about the Threats private companies face when they unwittingly take part in money laundering by organized crime while operating their international business.

There is no charge for this event but limited space will require an RSVP to:

During his extensive career in law enforcement and in Forensic Departments at major international accounting firms, Stefan Wieland has conducted several investigations into fraud and money laundering schemes which were executed by using internal and external staff of private companies to conceal the illegitimate origin of funds.

These international companies did not recognize that they were being misused by organized crime groups. Mr. Wieland likes to address these threats using two different case studies in his presentation.

"Processing illicit funds through a major well know private company is a big advantage for criminals. A large payment received by one of the major international players will not raise suspicion in the financial institutions."

"While anti-money laundering legislation for the financial industry is tightening up, it is still frustrating to see that there is less effort and awareness to close anti-money laundering gaps in the private sector."

At Integrity Europe Mr. Wieland is responsible for conducting national and cross-border fraud and money-laundering investigations. He also counsels clients on how to establish integrated anti-fraud/ anti-corruption and anti-money-laundering strategy and advises on regulatory compliance and anti-money laundering issues.


Stefan Wieland is Managing Director of Business Integrity Management GmbH and co-founder of the independent fraud risk management firm. Stefan is also Partner at Integrity Europe, a cross-border partnership of professional integrity firms.

Prior to his engagement with Business Integrity Management, Stefan worked several years with international accounting firms as a forensic expert for the German practice specializing in Anti-Money laundering services, fraud investigations and corporate intelligence. Prior to this he worked in the Special Fraud Department of the Frankfurt (Main) Police Force where he had the position of Lieutenant (CID).

At Frankfurt Police, Officer Wieland was responsible for investigations into major high profile commercial and financial fraud cases, conducting investigations at an international level with enforcement agencies, multinational firms and other German and foreign regulatory organizations.

As the officer in charge, he was responsible for initial case assessment, staffing, coordination, investigation and preparation of material for prosecution. In addition to this he had been appointed as responsible officer for Computer Crime related investigations.

Stefan Wieland is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), member of the German Institute of Internal Audit (Deutsches Institut für Interne Revision e.V.) and member of the Association of German Police Detective Officers (Bund Deutscher Kriminalbeamter).


The Business Threat Awareness Council is a voluntary group of professionals from the private and public sectors whose main goals are to improve threat awareness, promote best practices in threat management and business counterintelligence, and to disseminate this information to American businesses.

BTAC is a non-partisan and non-commercial organization. BTAC meetings are forums to exchange ideas, alert others to new and existing threats, and to meet like-minded professionals for the purpose of strengthening the infrastructure of America's commerce. For further information about BTAC and council events please visit

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