FAMU Students Help Fight Financial Crime

By: Leonard Horton
By: Leonard Horton

Some Florida A&M University students learn how to fight financial crime from the pros.

Special agents with the Internal Revenue Service's Criminal Investigations Division were on campus Friday holding a financial crimes workshop.

A mixture of accounting and criminal justice students had to investigate mock crimes including money laundering and tax fraud. They then had to get search warrants and make arrests.

"The caliber of students here at FAMU is excellent. We've had a relationship with FAMU for quite sometime. We've hired a number of FAMU students who are now special agents," says Michael Yasofski, a special agent with the IRS.

While the workshop has been conducted in other states, agents say this is the first time this exercise has been conducted in the state of Florida.

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