October 1, 2002
Center for the Study of Democracy
Biographical Data for Ms. Susan Smith
Ms. Smith began in the original Money Laundering Section of the DoJ in November 1991, and during her initial years with that Section, was primarily a litigator, investigating and prosecuting money laundering cases in various districts throughout the United States. Ms. Smith prosecuted and investigated cases involving attorneys, accountants, and businessmen who had laundered money derived from drugs and various white collar crimes. In July 2000, Ms. Smith was awarded The John Marshall Award by Attorney General Reno for her work on "Operation Casablanca," the largest drug money laundering operation investigation conducted by the United States.
Since 1994, Ms. Smith has concentrated her efforts on the Department's international money laundering initiatives. She is the Department of Justice representative to the U.S. Delegation at several multilateral anti-money laundering organizations, including the G-7 Financial Action Task Force, the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force, the Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG), the Council of Europe Special Committee on Money Laundering Matters (PC-R-EV), the Organization of American States Group of Experts on Money Laundering , and the Summit of the Americas anti-money laundering initiative. Additionally, she has served as the Legal Expert for the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) mutual evaluations of Aruba, the Netherlands Antilles, and Japan, and the Offshore Group of Banking Supervisors' mutual evaluation of Gibraltar.