Jaco Sadie, Michael Buffardi and Stephanie Fauerbach

Jaco Sadie is a Senior Managing Director in the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment at FTI Consulting and is based in San Francisco. He is a senior business advisor with extensive experience providing forensic accounting investigative and litigation services. Jaco provides financial-crime-related compliance and investigative services to financial institutions and regulators, specializing in fraud investigations, anti-money laundering (AML/BSA) compliance and reviews and sanctions-related projects.
Michael Buffardi is a Managing Director in the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment at FTI Consulting and is based in Los Angeles. He joined FTI Consulting after more than 12 years with the federal government, having worked at both the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). Michael has extensive experience with Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and anti-money laundering (AML) compliance, securities regulation and complex investigations. He has worked on matters ranging from “look-back” transactions reviews, to cryptocurrency and ICO Howey analysis and sales practice reviews of broker-dealers.
Stephanie Fauerbach is a Managing Director in the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment at FTI Consulting and is based in San Francisco. Stephanie has significant experience in planning, performing and reviewing audit engagements to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory guidance, including GAAS and GAAP. In addition, she has an understanding of complex accounting issues such as revenue recognition, share-based payments, impairment of long-lived assets, debt, equity, purchase accounting and various other technical accounting matters.
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FinCEN recently released the factors it will use when deliberating an action against a financial institution for Bank Secrecy Act violations. FTI Consulting’s Jaco Sadie, Michael Buffardi and Stephanie Fauerbach explore how discrete issues could trigger multiple FinCEN enforcement factors. On August 18, 2020, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) published a statement identifying the factors it will consider when determining the...

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