Gardner to Present AML Report to World Bank

Cecilia L. Gardner, Jewelers Vigilance Committee’s president, chief executive officer, and general counsel, will present an overview of the U.S. jewelry industry’s response to government regulations requiring the industry to develop and execute anti-money laundering programs to The World Bank, Financial Market Integrity Group on Oct. 30.

This is the second time The World Bank has asked Gardner, a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, to address AML officials from approximately 16 third world and developing nations and members of the International Monetary Fund.

“The U.S. government has asked the jewelry industry to be alert for red flags that may indicate possible money-laundering activities,” Gardner said. “I appreciate the opportunity to share the progress the U.S. jewelry industry has made in its response to AML government regulations.”