Toronto Compliance & AML Events (TCAE) is honored to have Dwayne King & Caroline Dixon as our speaker for the Knowledge Series session.

A very smart person once said “true knowledge only comes from a full picture view.”

TCAE is excited to invite Grant Thornton’s forensics experts Dwayne King and Caroline Dixon to talk about how law enforcements conduct money laundering investigations. In this session, Dwayne and Caroline will discuss how the AML investigative landscape is more than simply compliance and regulatory forms. They will also talk about how money laundering investigations include law enforcement, forensic accountants and the criminal code. Attendees will learn how law enforcement uses various investigative techniques to conduct proceeds of crime investigation and get familiar with the BIG picture view of money laundering investigations.


  • How law enforcement uses various investigative techniques to safekeep proceeds of crime investigation
  • What happens to forfeited proceeds of crime
  • What is an offence related property, police seizure powers, and the test for forfeiture
  • BIG picture view of Money Laundering investigation


Dwayne King

Dwayne King is a member of Grant Thornton’s Forensics team and is involved in Anti-Money Laundering, Investigative Research, Investigations and the Litigation practice. Dwayne has also provided support for Grant Thornton’s whistleblower program (CARE).

Prior to joining Grant Thornton Dwayne managed a team of 26 investigators as part of the Global Anti-Money Laundering Department for TD Bank. Dwayne has 27 years of experience in Law Enforcement and 8+ years investigating Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime. Dwayne is a court qualified Money Laundering expert. He has received his designation as an Advanced Financial Crimes Investigative Specialist (CAMS – FCI), a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), a Certified Financial Crimes Specialists (CFCS) , a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP).


Caroline Dixon

Caroline Dixon is a Senior Manager in Grant Thornton’s Risk and Forensic Services group. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant (2004) and a CA-designated specialist in Investigative and Forensic Accounting (IFA,CFF). Caroline also holds her Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist designation (CAMS). She specializes in providing forensic accounting, investigative and litigation support services and has also conducted a wide range of anti-fraud work, including fraud risk assessments and internal control compliance engagements.

Caroline has over 19 years’ experience working for public accounting firms, more than 15 of which have been spent specializing in forensic accounting and fraud. Caroline is also a court-qualified expert witness in forensic accounting and has testified numerous times in various Canadian courts of law.


Souzan Esmaili, Compliance & AML Consultant | Founder, TCAE

Souzan Esmaili has over 15 years of international experience in consultancy and training with a focus on Regulatory Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Bribery and Corruption and RegTech. She worked for various financial institutions and consultancies in Dubai and Toronto.

In Toronto, she worked with one of the international banks and covered their Anti-Bribery and Corruption program for Canada and Latin America.

Prior to moving to Canada, Souzan worked as a senior consultant and assisted her clients to understand their compliance needs, advised on meeting regulatory requirements and managed a multitude of remediation projects.

She has acted as the Compliance Officer and MLRO for a number of firms regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) and advised extensively on matters related to Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC).

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