Club Lunch- Money Laundering: Catch Me If You Can!
Catch Me If You Can!
Mr. Aitken talked about some of the ways vast sums of cash can be made to disappear … and reappear in a Swiss bank account. He shared observations about international money laundering affairs including the Lockheed Scandal that brought down the government of Prime Minister Tanaka of Japan.
Mr. Aitken worked for the American Express International Banking Corporation in Vietnam from 1969-1971 and then for Deak & Company (Far East) Ltd in Hong Kong until 1980. This company was part of the worldwide Deak organization, founded by Nickolas Deak, one of the founders of The Office of Strategic Services, a forerunner of the CIA. Mr. Aitken then set up his own company, First Financial Services Ltd, which was in operations from 1980 to 1990.
He has recently authored The Cleaner: The True Story of One of the World’s Most Successful Money Launderers.