Oct. 16, 2017 — Great Falls, Va. — Abaxx Associates, LLC today announced its membership with the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS), and sponsorship of the 2017 Financial Crime Conference. ACFCS, a BARBRI professional association, is a leading provider of practical tools, knowledge, and networking opportunities that help professionals achieve quality results in financial crime detection and prevention.

The partnership with ACFCS provides Abaxx employees ongoing training, certifications, and information pertaining to emerging trends within the industry. Abaxx employees will have exclusive access to ACFCS resources, articles, webinars, and industry best practices related to financial crime threats and methodologies. Plus, as members of ACFCS, employees will have the ability to connect with thousands of members in the ACFCS global community, including financial crime compliance professionals with subject-matter expertise in money laundering, terrorism financing, fraud, bribery and anti-corruption, sanctions, and other areas.

Abaxx is a professional services firm offering comprehensive expertise in strategy management and consulting, data exploitation and analysis, training and capacity building, and operations and mission management. Abaxx customizes and executes innovative solutions for their clients to deliver superior, actionable results. To learn more visit www.abaxx.us.

“We are proud to be a part of ACFCS given its stature in the financial crime prevention arena, and the wealth of resources it offers financial crimes specialists around the world whether here in the U.S. or overseas,” said Michael Bombace, Abaxx director of legal and emerging technologies, who also is an executive member for the Washington, D.C. area ACFCS chapter. “Our community of professionals is growing by leaps and bounds. We look forward to contributing to the best practice-oriented nature of the overall industry discussion and direction. We are also excited to help foster an open dialogue and joint effort between public and private professionals in the financial crime space.”

Abaxx is a member of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, the Northern Virginia Technology Council, and several other public and private sector working groups focused on combatting financial crimes, developing data analysis, and financial technologies.

“The positive impact and support of organizations such as Abaxx are integral in our collective journey to stamp out financial crime,” added ACFCS Executive Director Garry Clement, CAMS, CFE, CFCS. “Their addition to our conference and our membership will serve to strengthen the overall profession. We look forward to a long and productive relationship.”

The 2017 ACFCS financial crime conference will be October 16-17 at The Hyatt Regency, Boston. The conference was designed for the new reality of financial crime detection and prevention. Now in its sixth year, the conference has become a gathering place for subject matter experts, thought leaders and seasoned professionals in all fields fighting financial crime – compliance, law enforcement, regulatory and civil society. Registration is now open and more information can be found at: www.financialcrimeconference.com.


The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS), a BARBRI Professional Association, is a worldwide organization for professionals who work in diverse financial crime prevention disciplines. ACFCS awards the Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) certification to qualified candidates who pass a proctored examination. Professionals in financial crime prevention from more than 50 nations have already obtained the CFCS certification.

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