Representatives of Investigation Service of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia, took part in a seminar held in Budapest, Hungary at International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) by Internal Revenue Service of the United States Department of the Treasury (IRS).
Deputy Head of Investigation Service Mr. Vaja Panozishvili and Head of Tbilisi Main Division of Investigation Department of the Investigation Service, Mr. George Elgandashvili attended the seminar, together with representatives of law enforcement agencies of the European Countries, combating against financial and economic crime.
Within the scope of the seminar, participants discussed current challenges of combating against financial and economic crime, methods of exposing and seizing illegally obtained assets, exposing networks of international financial crime, money laundering, fraud, white collar crimes, theoretical and practical issues of investigation of economic crime.
The importance of coordinated work between the US and European law enforcement agencies combating financial and economic crime was underlined on the seminar. Within the scope of the training, in order to share experience from different countries, participants made presentations regarding research and investigation of criminal schemes and presented successful examples of operative-investigative activities to their colleagues.
Seminar, which was held from April 30 to May 4 of the current year, was financially supported by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) of the US State Department and the US Embassy in Tbilisi.