In 2014, FIBGAR organised a course on money laundering attended in Madrid by lawyers and prosecutors from the Argentinean Tax Information Unit, which was given by judges and prosecutors from the Audiencia Nacional, senior officials from the Guardia Civil and the Centre for Intelligence against Organised Crime, the UDEF and the Commission for the Prevention of Money Laundering.
The link between economic crimes and crimes against humanity was one of the main topics of discussion at the course, which was attended by a group of Argentinean lawyers and prosecutors from the Tax Information Unit (UIF), including its president, José Alberto Sbattella.
During the working sessions, the participants learned first-hand about the work of international bodies such as Eurojust, a European judicial cooperation body whose aim is to increase the effectiveness of national authorities in the investigation and prosecution of serious organised and cross-border crime, and to bring criminals to justice quickly and efficiently.
Experiences in investigative work on money laundering related to crimes against humanity such as the Pinochet case, the Mubarak case and the Libya case, which involved the mobilisation of Eurojust resources, were also discussed.
The training course included a visit to the Executive Service of the Commission for the Prevention of Money Laundering and Monetary Offences (SEPBLAC) of the National Police and the Civil Guard; the Intelligence Centre against Organised Crime (CICO) and the Central Unit for Economic and Fiscal Crime (UDEF). Representatives of the Central Unit for Economic and Fiscal Crime and the Commission for the Prevention of Money Laundering and Monetary Offences also gave classes at this training activity.