Friday, April 1, 2011
Richard Weber was appointed as Deputy Chief of the Investigation Division and Chief of the Major Economic Crimes Bureau on April 5, 2010. From March 2005 through March 2010, Mr. Weber served as Chief, Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section, Criminal Division, United States Department of Justice. Mr. Weber is a veteran white collar-crime prosecutor with national and international involvement in some of the nation's most complex financial crime prosecutions. At the Justice Department, Mr. Weber oversaw prosecutions against major domestic and international financial institutions and corporations, including the federal portion of the Credit Suisse and Lloyds investigations, Union Bank of California, American Express Bank International, BankAtlantic, E Gold Ltd. (an internet-based digital currency business), and Sigue Corporation (a global money service business). Under Mr. Weber’s leadership, AFMLS was responsible for more than $2 billion in asset forfeiture.
To read Mr. Weber's full bio, please visit our web site at www.tourolaw.edu/alumniofthemonth.