Meeting/Event Information


November 21, 2017

November 21, 2017 Monthly Meeting
November 21, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Industrial Commission of Arizona
800 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Money Laundering

$0.00 Member

$20.00 Guest

Please join us for our meeting on November 21, 2017

Topic: Money Laundering

Speaker: Prosecuting Deputy Attorney, Reid Pixler


  • Sign-in Begins: 11:30 AM

  • Program: 12:00 PM – 1 PM


Industrial Commission of Arizona

800 W. Washington St.

Phoenix, AZ 85007


Parking: Free, on the top level of the garage just west of the building

Cost: Free for members, $20 for non-members

Registration Information

Pre-registration is not required for this event. However, we encourage guests to pre-register online, as this allows you to pay your admission fee with a credit card. If you do not pre-register, cash and checks only are accepted at the door. Chapter members may also pre-register online, to save time at the sign-in table. Register online at

Refund Policy: Email to cancel. To be eligible for a refund, cancellations must be received by the 3rd business day prior to the meeting (for example, by Thursday at 5 pm before a Tuesday meeting). Credit card payments will be refunded to the credit card. Cash or check payments will be refunded by check.

Complaint Resolution: Please contact the Training Director at

Program Description

Money Laundering in the 21st Century

Community Giving Event

In addition, in support of our efforts to give back to our community, we will be holding a food drive to collect non-perishable foods for the St. Mary’s Food Bank. Please see the attached flyer for the Top ten most wanted food drive items.

About St. Mary's Food Bank:

St. Mary's Food Bank exists to help feed hungry families throughout Phoenix and 13 Arizona counties. Nearly 20% of people in Arizona struggle with hunger. Fortunately, food and fund drives help St. Mary’s Food Bank make sure that everyone has access to wholesome, nutritious meals. In fact, the food bank can turn $1 donated by you into 7 meals for our hungry neighbors. With our efficient operations, buying power and volunteer support, we stretch your dollar much further than what it purchases at a grocery store. Donations and community involvement are what makes St. Mary’s successful at helping.


Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Discuss how money laundering has evolved in the 21st Century

Program Information

  • Delivery Method: Group Live

  • Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Apps

  • Recommended CPE Credits: 1

    • CPE Certificates will be emailed within 10 business days to those who attend the entire program and sign in on the attendance sheet.

  • Level: Basic

  • Prerequisites: None

  • Advance Preparation: None

Presenter Information

Reid Pixler is a former Assistant United States Attorney for the District of AZ and is currently a Prosecuting Deputy Attorney for Maricopa County specializing in Asset Forfeiture.

Reid has been called a “forfeiture sharpshooter” by local media for his work on the 26 year old Restitution Order issued in gold investment fraud scheme perpetrated in AZ by Sherman Unkefer, III of North American Coin and Currency in which Reid successfully pursued a RICO Court settlement on behalf of the more than 1,334 victims. A Receivership was imposed over all known assets of Sherman Unkefer, III, which are in the process of liquidation over the next several years. It is expected that several million dollars will be made available for distribution to the victims or their heirs. An extensive search for those victims and heirs is continuing under the supervision of the Receiver.


Reid has also been recognized nationally by USA Today as the “man who set up a successful court system in Mosul, Iraq” for his work with the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) for Ninewa Province on behalf of the United States Department of Justice and Department of State. Reid served as an advisor to the Chief Justice of the Iraqi Judicial system. The identified problem was that Sunni Judges living in northern Iraq would not/could not convict Sunni terrorists for violent activity directed at Coalition troops and the local Iraqi police and army units working with them. Reid obtained approval to create a Court staffed with traveling judges from Baghdad who could and did impartially conduct trials under the Iraqi Judicial system. To obtain approval for the initiation of this program, called Task Force Zorro, Reid guaranteed the safety of these traveling Judges with his life, traveling with them to and from Mosul. This unique Court was focused on the prosecution of terrorists and was duplicated throughout Iraq.


Reid has travelled all over the world to speak at various law enforcement conferences and bar programs regarding Asset Forfeiture, Money Laundering, Human Smuggling, and the developing law. Locations have included the Czech Republic, Puerto Rico, Thailand, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, Belize, Panama, Ukraine, and Greece. Agencies requesting instruction include the DEA, FBI, US Customs, IRS, INS, Secret Service, National College of District Attorneys, National Association of Attorneys General, and the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina. On December 13, 2016, The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Arizona Chapter, award Reid “The Lifetime Achievement Award For Leadership In The Detection And Deterrence of Fraud.”


Reid graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Denver where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science and Business Administration in Finance, a Master’s in Business Administration, and his Juris Doctorate. Reid was admitted to the Colorado Bar in 1976 and the Arizona Bar in 1989.


NASBA Statement

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Arizona Chapter is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors t