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Technology-Enhanced Methods of Money Laundering

Internet As Criminal Means


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Fausto Martin De Sanctis
    Pages 1-4
  3. Fausto Martin De Sanctis
    Pages 5-24
  4. Fausto Martin De Sanctis
    Pages 25-41
  5. Fausto Martin De Sanctis
    Pages 77-82
  6. Fausto Martin De Sanctis
    Pages 83-91
  7. Fausto Martin De Sanctis
    Pages 93-100
  8. Fausto Martin De Sanctis
    Pages 135-140
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 169-174

About this book


This book identifies and examines the novel ways in which money is laundered internationally through illegal activities on the internet, focusing on sales, payments, social media, online gaming, and tax misapplication. Technology-enhanced methods that enable money laundering are now a significant portion of malicious cyber activities and deterring its commission is a high order priority.

Although powered by modern tools, investigators, prosecutors, judges and regulatory agencies in most countries are not equipped to accurately detect, investigate and prosecute this type of criminal activity.   It makes a case for broader institutional and regulatory improvement, formulating a basis for detecting evolving money laundering schemes with multiple focuses on sales, payments, social media, online gaming, and tax misapplication. 

Revealing the newest techniques used by criminals, currently neglected by law enforcement in most countries, and discusses the best approaches to combat these crimes, this book will be useful as a guide for law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, and others involved in efforts to curb online crimes.


Online crimes tax misapplication money laundering e-money laundering illicit activity on the internet cybercrime online regulation online gaming dark web black market internet gambling cryptocurrencies bitcoin

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.3rd RegionFederal Court of AppealsSão PauloBrazil

About the authors

Fausto Martin de Sanctis holds a Doctorate in Criminal Law from the University of São Paulo’s School of Law (USP) and an advanced degree in Civil Procedure from the Federal University of Brasilia (UnB) in Brazil. He was a Public Defender in São Paulo, from 1989-1990, and a State Court Judge, also in São Paulo, from 1990 and 1991. He is currently a federal appellate judge in Sao Paulo’s Tribunal Regional Federal – with jurisdiction over Sao Paulo and the Mato Grosso do Sul states. From April 2 to September 28 he was a fellow at Federal Judicial Center in Washington DC, USA. Judge De Sanctis was selected to handle a specialized federal court created in Brazil to exclusively hear complex cases involving finance and money laundering. He is a world known expert on this topic and he has been invited to participate in programs and conferences both in Brazil as well as internationally. Judge De Sanctis has published extensively about money laundering and related crimes.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Technology-Enhanced Methods of Money Laundering
  • Book Subtitle Internet As Criminal Means
  • Authors Fausto Martin De Sanctis
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology Law and Criminology (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-18329-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-18332-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-18330-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 174
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cybercrime
    Organized Crime
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