Founder and Managing Director
West Coast AML Services, LLC

Terry Neeley

Mr. Neeley is a well-respected expert in the criminal enforcement of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and Money Laundering Control Act – federal money laundering statutes (18 U.S.C. §§ 1956 and 1957). He has 25+ years of firsthand experience investigating complex international drug money laundering organizations, white collar financial crimes and terrorist financing. He was a key figure in the most significant drug money laundering investigation in U.S. history, which involved the indictment and conviction of foreign banks and twenty bankers for violations of the BSA/AML. He served at the U.S. Embassy Ottawa, Canada and Den Haag, The Netherlands, and briefed Black-Market Peso Exchange undercover money laundering operations he ran to U.S. Ambassadors in Colombia and Panama, members of Congress, senior management at the Treasury and Justice Departments and Italy’s Anti-Mafia. He successfully directed Departments of Justice and Treasury certified undercover financial task force operations in Chicago and Los Angeles against the infamous Juarez, Mexico drug trafficking organization and Cali, Colombia Cartel. Concerned about cannabis banking issues, Mr. Neeley founded West Coast AML Services, LLC, a risk-management consultancy that specializes in BSA / AML program development for financial institutions, third party service providers, governments and venture capital funds involved with the legal cannabis industry. Since 2016, West Coast AML Services has provided consultations to the most significant cannabis-related risk management programs in the nation.

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