This volume provides an overview of the ways criminals launder money through art. It features specific case studies and offers a number of concrete recommendations to improve the fight against illegal money laundering via artwork.
Fausto Martin de Sanctis holds a Doctorate in Criminal Law from the University of Sao Paulo's School of Law (USP) and an advanced degree in Civil Procedure from the Federal University of Brasilia (UnB) in Brazil. He was a Public Defender in Sao Paulo, from 1989-1990, and a State Court Judge, also in Sao Paulo, from 1990 and 1991. He is currently a federal appellate judge in Sao Paulo's Tribunal Regional Federal - with jurisdiction over Sao Paulo and the Mato Grosso do Sul states. From April 2 to September 28 he was a fellow at Federal Judicial Center in Washington DC, USA. Judge De Sanctis was selected to handle a specialized federal court created in Brazil to exclusively hear complex cases involving finance and money laundering. He is a world known expert on this topic and he has been invited to participate in programs and conferences both in Brazil as well as internationally. Judge De Sanctis has published extensively about money laundering and related crimes, primarily with Brazilian publishers thusfar.