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Richard Weber

New York County District Attorney's Office
Deputy Chief, Investigation Division
Chief, Major Economic Crimes Bureau
New York, NY, USA

Richard Weber, who holds the position of Deputy Chief of the District Attorney's Investigation Division and Chief of the Major Economic Crimes Bureau, is a veteran white collar-crime prosecutor with national and international involvement in some of the nation's most complex financial crime prosecutions. For the past five years, Mr. Weber was Chief of the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section. At the Justice Department, Mr. Weber oversaw prosecutions against major domestic and international financial institutions and corporations, including the federal portion of the Credit Suisse and Lloyds investigations, Union Bank of California, American Express Bank International, BankAtlantic,  E Gold Ltd. (an internet-based digital currency business), and Sigue Corporation (a global money service business). Under Mr. Weber's leadership, AFMLS was responsible for more than $1 billion in asset forfeiture.  Before joining AFMLS as Chief in 2005, Mr. Weber was an Assistant United States Attorney and Chief of Asset Forfeiture in the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York, where he served for ten years and prosecuted and coordinated complex multi-agency domestic and international money laundering, financial, tax, and forfeiture cases.  He is a two-time recipient of the Justice Department's Attorney General's John Marshall Award, the highest honor for Justice Department lawyers, and has received the Director's Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and the Henry L. Stimson Medal, given annually by the New York City Bar Association to outstanding Assistant U.S. Attorneys.


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