People on the Move: Thomas Ott, FinCEN
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has named Thomas Ott as associate director for its enforcement division. In the role, Ott will oversee FinCEN’s Bank Secrecy Act compliance and enforcement program, including developing and implementing compliance and enforcement strategies, along with supervising investigations and enforcement actions. Ott joined FinCEN in May 2014 as a senior advisor to the director, and was responsible for providing guidance on various matters regarding law enforcement and transnational crime. Prior to joining FinCEN, he was a prosecutor for more than 25 years with both the tax and criminal divisions of the United States Department of Justice. Throughout his career, he prosecuted and supervised prosecutions of numerous multi-defendant cases involving RICO, public corruption, national security, tax evasion, financial fraud and money laundering.