Financial Laundries, Covert Companies, and Tax Havens – Workshop Resources

Financial Laundries, Covert Companies, and Tax Havens

The Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada’s

ACFI 16th Annual Conference

May 6, 2014, 9:50 – 11:55 am


  • Erin Egeland, MBA, CPA, CGA, CFI
  • VanessaOltmann, MBA, CPA, CGA, CFI

Workshop Resources

Case Law Resources –

CBC News



  • Fintrac – The Case. Examination of a money laundering case brought to light by the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada’s (FINTRAC’s) analysis team.

Financial Action Task Force Resources

Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC)

The Globe and Mail

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)

The ICIJ is an active global network of 160 investigative reporters from more than 60 countries, collaborating on in-depth investigative stories, and backed by specialists in information technology, public records, fact-checking, and law from the Center for Public Integrity.

Integrated Proceeds of Crime (RCMP)

  • RCMP Integrated Proceeds of Crime Units (IPOC) concentrates on a third component-the illicit wealth that flows from these criminal activities. Following the money is the work of the RCMP “O” Division Integrated Proceeds of Crime Units.

International Monetary Fund

MapleCroft Global Risk Analytics

Ontario Securities Commission

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Resources Provided by)

Tax Justice Network

The Tax Justice Network is an independent international network launched in 2003 conducting high-level research, analysis and advocacy on international tax; on the international aspects of financial regulation; on the role of tax in society; and on the impacts of tax evasion, tax avoidance, tax ‘competition’ and tax havens. The Network’s resources include:

  • The Financial Secrecy Index ranks jurisdictions according to their secrecy and the scale of their activities. This is a politically neutral ranking that seeks to promote understanding of global financial secrecy, tax havens or secrecy jurisdictions, and illicit financial flows.
  • The Network’s Newsletter – Tax Justice Focus – is published two to four times a year.
  • The Illicit Finance Journalism Programme (IFJP) aims to increase the quantity and quality of illicit finance coverage in the media – predominantly in emerging and developing countries – through the training and mentoring of journalists.
  • Taxcast is a monthly podcast of 15-20 minutes of the latest global news and analysis on tax havens and corruption. (Taxcast RSS link and Archives)

Toronto Media Co-op

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

World Bank Resources

York University: Nathanson Centre

About the presenters

Erin Egeland, MBA, CPA, CGA, CFI

ERIN EGELAND is an Accounting Professor in the Faculty of Management at Vancouver Island University. In addition, she is the Coordinator for Vancouver Island University’s Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation (FAFI) Online Advanced Diploma Program and the Fraud & Ethics Research and Education Centre. Erin developed the curriculum for 3 of the 7 FAFI courses and currently teaches in and explores research opportunities to enhance the program. Erin has over 9 years of teaching experience and specializes in Income Tax and Fraud Investigation. Prior to teaching, she worked for 8 years as a Federal Tax Compliance Auditor with the Canada Revenue Agency. She is the President of her local Minor Hockey Association and serves as a Board member for the Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada. 

Vanessa Oltmann, MBA, CPA, CGA, CFI

VANESSA OLTMANN served as a full-time Faculty member and Professor at Vancouver Island University from 2002 until her retirement in 2013. She founded the University’s Fraud and Ethics Research and Education Centre in 2008 and served as coordinator of the Centre until 2013. During that period she also proposed and coordinated the development of the University’s online Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation Advanced Diploma. She taught in the program when it launched in 2012, and served as program coordinator until August 2013 when she retired from a full professorship to pursue research, publishing and training opportunities. Vanessa operates this blog, where she writes on fraud, corruption, and economic crimes, and maintains a fraud case database. She continues to serve as adjunct faculty at Vancouver Island University, teaching fraud awareness and investigation courses. She served on The Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada’s Board of Directors from 2010 to May 2014, and is currently the Association’s Education Coordinator.

Author: V. G. Oltmann

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