Crime Proceeds Strike Force (CPSF)
In 1989, The Crime Proceeds Strike Force was created, establishing a partnership between the Attorney General, the New York State Department of Banking, and the New York State Division of Taxation and Finance. The Strike Force investigates and prosecutes money laundering crimes, as well as violations of the Banking and Tax Laws by working with numerous law enforcement agencies, including the New York State Police; the New York City Police Department; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Office of the Inspector General for the Social Security Administration; the United States Postal Inspection Service; and the United States Secret Service. In addition to collaborating with these agencies, the Strike Force is a member of the High Intensity Financial Crime Area, a clearinghouse for Suspicious Activity Report information obtained from banks about suspicious financial activity in the downstate area. Working with these law enforcement agencies, the Strike Force has successfully prosecuted numerous financial crimes.