The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) has awarded Don Fort with the 2020 Public-Private Partnership Award. Don Fort is one of nine outstanding individuals and one exceptional chapter honored by ACAMS for their contribution to the anti-money laundering/counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF) field.
Don Fort is the director of investigations at Kostelanetz & Fink (K&F) and the immediate past chief of the IRS’s Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) Division. Having spent nearly 30 years in law enforcement for the federal government, Fort has deep expertise in financial crime and has developed an extensive network of connections both within the government and in private industry. At K&F, he now assists clients facing governmental investigations involving all manner of alleged financial and economic crimes, including tax disputes or suspected tax crimes, money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act violations. He is also involved in conducting internal investigations, advising clients on compliance regimes, serving as an expert witness and providing independent monitor services for voluntary or court-mandated monitorships.
Fort’s time in law enforcement included overseeing some of the most significant financial crime investigations involving tax evasion, sanctions evasion, money laundering, bribery, international corruption, bank malfeasance, cyber and cryptocurrency crimes, and terrorist financing.
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