Majuro, Marshall Islands, April 27th, 2023: The OAG is pleased to announce the capacity-building training and support it received from the European Union (EU) in the area of fraud detection and prevention by placing a Fraud Adviser and Expert to assist. The support received aims to strengthen the capability of OAG’s fraud prevention and detection funtion to conduct effective special reviews into alleged fraudulent activities across all governmental institutions.
The Fraud Adviser and Expert, Mr. Marc Alix, arrived in November 2022 to provide one-to-one hands-on training to OAG investigators. The training includes formal classroom instructions, reviewing and implementing international best practice investigations technical standards, reviewing existing complaint-handling operations, and improving other investigations-specific policies and procedures as necessary. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, CAMS; Certified Fraud Examiner, CFE; Certified Forensic Financial Analyst, MAFF/CFFA; International Association for Financial Crimes, Financial Crimes Investigator; International Asset Recovery Specialist; Criminal Intelligence Analyst; Former Bank Examiner of The New York Branch of The USA Federal Reserve Board of Governors. In addition, Mr. Alix has over 31 years of experience in regulatory compliance related to anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist financing, fraud, corruption, ethics, sanctions, forensic investigations, intelligence gathering, surveillance, and information technology operations, among other financial crimes-related experience and accomplishments. He is stationed at the OAG for a period of 8-9 months, possibly longer, to continue to provide support to our investigators.
The OAG would like to thank the EU for the technical assistance and support, which is funded through the Budget Support towards RMI’s Public Financial Management (PRF) reforms.