(This is the second of a two-part series by Michelle Estlund, principal at Estlund Law, in Miami, on the assistance that the multinational organization known as Interpol provides in combating financial crime, apprehending perpetrators and recovering stolen assets. Part I provides insight into the work of Interpol and the purpose of its multicolored Notices. Ms. Estlund, who devotes her unique practice to Interpol matters and criminal defense, represents persons who are subjects of Interpol Red Notices and advises attorneys on Interpol-related issues. Her blog is found at at www.rednoticelawjournal.com.)
Once, business leaders had little reason to think of Interpol. If a financial institution or person became the victim of a financial crime, the prosecution was typically handled domestically. If the suspect fled the country, extradition was difficult, cumbersome and often unsuccessful.
That is no longer true. As the world shrinks and travel increases, the role of Interpol in apprehending criminal suspects has grown dramatically. Interpol receives requests for assistance in apprehending persons accused of a variety of financial crimes, in addition to violent crimes, terrorism and human trafficking. Continue Reading Interpol’s help in financial crime cases can be crucial, but beware of places where notices go