Money Laundering Through Art

A Criminal Justice Perspective

Authors: De Sanctis, Fausto Martin

  • Provides an overview of how criminals launder money through the art market​
  • Serves as a guide for law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, and others
  •  Proposes specific ways to improve the war against money laundering
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About this book

​The art world has been discovered by criminals as an effective way for money laundering and other clandestine activities on an international level. Unfortunately, in most countries investigators, prosecutors, judges, and regulatory agencies are not equipped to accurately detect, investigate and prosecute this type of criminal activity. Also, regulation and international laws and treaties involving the art world have many loopholes that can potentially lead to the laundering of large sums of money. This book provides a bird’s eye view of novel ways in which money laundering happens through illegal activities involving art. It can serve as a guide for law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, and others involved in efforts to curb money laundering and financing of terrorism, revealing why somehow new techniques used by criminals have been neglected by law enforcement in most countries. Drawing from his own experience with the matter in both Brazil and in the United States, the author makes a case for broader institutional and regulatory improvement, extending beyond mere regulation of the art market.

About the authors

Fausto Martin de Sanctis holds a Doctorate in Criminal Law from the University of São Paulo’s School of Law (USP) and an advanced degree in Civil Procedure from the Federal University of Brasilia (UnB) in Brazil. He was a Public Defender in São Paulo, from 1989-1990, and a State Court Judge, also in São Paulo, from 1990 and 1991. He is currently a federal appellate judge in Sao Paulo’s Tribunal Regional Federal – with jurisdiction over Sao Paulo and the Mato Grosso do Sul states. From April 2 to September 28 he was a fellow at Federal Judicial Center in Washington DC, USA. Judge De Sanctis was selected to handle a specialized federal court created in Brazil to exclusively hear complex cases involving finance and money laundering. He is a world known expert on this topic and he has been invited to participate in programs and conferences both in Brazil as well as internationally. Judge De Sanctis has published extensively about money laundering and related crimes, primarily with Brazilian publishers thusfar.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Sanctis, Fausto Martin

    Pages 1-5

  • Civil and Criminal Legislation Regarding Money Laundering and the Protection of Cultural Heritage

    Sanctis, Fausto Martin

    Pages 7-40

  • Deterring Criminals from Engaging in Financial Crimes

    Sanctis, Fausto Martin

    Pages 41-47

  • Investigating and Preventing Crime in the Art World

    Sanctis, Fausto Martin

    Pages 49-89

  • Cases in Jurisprudence and in the Press

    Sanctis, Fausto Martin

    Pages 91-119

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eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-00173-9
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-00172-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $89.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-03313-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Money Laundering Through Art
Book Subtitle
A Criminal Justice Perspective
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00173-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00173-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-00172-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-03313-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 223
Topics