FINCEN Budget Cuts Likely “Derail” State & Local Financial Crime Investigations

I just saw this item come across the wire and it caught my eye. It appears that federal budget cuts will likely mean the elimination of approximately ten analyst positions at FINCEN, all of whom worked directly with state and local law enforcement agencies on data usage and financial crime cases. While this won’t eliminate the state and local investigations, it will directly impact the resources available to investigators not at the federal level and reduce the amount of training and support available to them to successfully conduct complex financial crime cases. Big impact to non federal law enforcement agencies!