Narcotics, Vice and Gangs Financial Investigations September 16th-18th, 2024, Nashville, TN

This course is a special three day (24 hour) training program designed for Narcotics, Gangs, Vice and Financial Investigators who investigate subjects who derive illicit assets from their various activities. This training is designed to show investigators how to perform a thorough and complete financial investigations. In many instances once arrests have been made, Investigators neglect to look beyond the arrests. This training will provide investigators the tools and insight on how to continue financial investigations in order to complete a total criminal investigation.  

This training will provide cover Basic Asset Forfeiture Investigations as well as Advanced Asset Forfeiture Investigations. Investigators will be provided numerous documents, go-by templates and case studies which will assist them in future investigations.  The lead instructor for these training blocks is one of the best financial investigators in the country with over 25 years of law enforcement experience. Money Laundering issues will be explored in depth in this training conference and the various investigative techniques that can be utilized to complete and successfully prosecute Financial crimes.

Gang members are now heavy in the fraud aspect of Credit Card skimming, Identity Theft and IRS Tax Return fraud.  These subjects are making billions of dollars each year in these new and upcoming fraud schemes. Investigators will learn how to discover fraud related activities and how to prosecute the subjects involved.  Interdiction Officers and Patrol Officers are seeing a surge with subjects utilizing Gift Cards and pre-loadable Debit Cards.  These are often tools that are used to transfer drug money. This is an effective method being used to avoid narcotics K9 drug detection on U.S currency. Gang Fraud is the main cash flow for subjects to further narcotics, weapons and stolen property crimes.

The training will also detail how to conduct financial investigations on subjects and businesses that are involved in narcotics and organized crime activities.  The training will cover money laundering investigations, crypto currency investigations, following the money trail, forfeiture investigations and how to conduct thorough financial investigations.   

This is a must see training class for all investigators.  This is the most comprehensive training block being offered for narcotics, gang, vice, fraud and street crimes investigators in the country.  Many of our attendees have followed up with success stories after attending this specialized training. Be sure to register early as class space is limited.  Group rates are also available for this training.  

Conference Program

-Money Laundering Investigations

-Reverse Stings and Buy/Bust Operations

-Advanced Asset and Forfeiture

-Credit Card Skimming and Identity Theft Investigations

-Gangs and Fraud Investigations

-Crypto Curreny Investigations

-Basic Asset and Forfeiture Investigations

-IRS Tax Fraud Investigations

-Gangs and Identity Theft Investigations

Course Instructors

Mike DeMarcus

Mike is a retired Detective from the North Miami Beach Police Department and has 21 years of law enforcement experience. Mike worked in the Special Investigations Division for over 14 years and completed assignments with a Drug Enforcement Administration narcotics task force and a State of Florida narcotics and money laundering task force. He worked as a Marine Enforcement Officer for three years and was cross designated as a U.S Customs Blue Lightening Officer.  Mike has extensive experience in cocaine trafficking cases, indoor marijuana grow house investigations, money laundering investigations, long-term gang related street level crack cocaine investigations and ecstasy/club drug investigations.  Mike participated in one of the largest ecstasy reverses in the history of Florida. He has served as the case agent on numerous long term investigations targeting gang members and narcotics dealers.  Mike has taught over 1000 law enforcement agencies from around the world.  He has been a guest speaker at the Florida Narcotics Officers Association, the New Jersey Narcotics Officer Association, the International Undercover Officers Association, the Regional Organized Crimes Information Center National Conference, North Carolina Gang Investigators Conference and was a guest speaker at the Norwegian Narcotics Officers Association in Oslo, Norway.  

Steve Migioia

Steve is a retired Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration with over 23 years of law enforcement experience. Steve is a leading authority in the U.S on Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Investigations.  He currently oversees HIDTA financial investigations in Charlestons, South Carolina. His cases have lead to the seizure of millions or dollars and the successful prosecution of subjects and businesses involved in the narcotics trade.  Steve has taught thousands of law enforcement officer from around the world and still presents training courses at the DEA training facility in Virginia.  Steve’s presentation include numerous documents and go by case studies which will be issued to investigators for them to use on future financial investigations.   

The tuition for the training is $375.00 per student.  Please submit payment by check or money order. Please register on line at  Class space is limited and students will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.  Due to the limited space, full tuition must be received two weeks prior to the conference to ensure class slots. The training will be conducted at the ROCIC training center located at 545 Marriott Drive in Nashville. The recommended hotel is the Best Western Plus Airport located at 911 Airport Center Drive in Nashville. The Best western is offering a $102.00 a night rate. Reservations can be made at 615-872-0109.

Registrations can be made on or mailed to:   
Law Enforcement Training Associates, Inc.                                        
Post Office Box 2745                                                                    
Peachtree City, GA 30269

Registration fee for the program includes the cost of instruction, handout materials, certificate of completion.  Class room dress is casual and training will be held from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.  If you have any questions please contact Mike DeMarcus at (305) 986-5476.          

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