John F. Moynihan

Mr. Moynihan, a founding partner of BERG Associates, is an internationally recognized expert in investigating and prosecuting financial crimes and money laundering. He pioneered the use of civil RICO cases in going after international corporations engaged in money laundering, which so far have produced settlements totaling over two billion dollars ($2,000,000,000). The Federal Government credited Mr. Moynihan with identifying a terrorist financing scheme (i.e., cash letter agreements) that U.S. Government had not detected.

Mr. Moynihan has extensive experience investigating money laundering and associated financial crimes. Early in his career he headed up money laundering investigations in DEA’s New York City office. After leaving the Government he worked as a Senior Manager at a big six accounting firm as the firm’s specialist in money laundering matters.

Mr. Moynihan has counseled governments and financial institutions around the world on developing and implementing anti-money laundering initiatives. He played a critical role in the discovery of the Bank of New York Russian money laundering case. His recommendations to the U.S. Congress in the aftermath of the 9-11 attacks regarding the prosecution terrorism financing was adopted and became a cornerstone of the Homeland Security Act used subsequently to prosecute groups for financing terrorism. Mr. Moynihan continues to assist the United States Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Administration with financial analytical support on worldwide money laundering investigations. To date Mr. Moynihan has worked on more than 90 cases and secured seizures valued at over $400 million dollars.

Mr. Moynihan continues to maintain appropriate government clearances to investigate money laundering cases on an as needed basis for federal law enforcement agencies and various offices of the United States Attorney.

Mr. Moynihan received his B.A. in Economics from Holy Cross College. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Old Dominion University where he received his Masters in Business Administration with the specialty of International Finance.




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