Mr. Fatigate recently served as a principal at a regional audit and advisory firm. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director and practice leader for an international accounting and consulting firm, overseeing anti-money laundering (AML) compliance and remediation, regulatory compliance, financial technology, 1414 tax remediation and mortgage fraud investigations.
Mr. Fatigate is the former Director of Financial Crimes & Investigations at the New York State Banking Department, where he was responsible for the AML and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) examination process for all state-regulated financial institutions. He also served as the interim Co-Director of the Frauds Investigation Division at the New York State Insurance Department and is the former Commissioner of Police for the City of Mount Vernon.
Soon after September 11, 2001, he worked with federal law enforcement officials in Washington, D.C. and assisted in the development of a data mining system that would identify those who were financially supporting terrorist-related activities. He is credited with coordinating and managing some of the large money laundering investigations in the U.S. He has worked with local, state and federal prosecutors and assisted in the prosecution of several entities and individuals suspected of laundering funds.
Mr. Fatigate has been a speaker at numerous professional conferences and has provided training for domestic and international groups as well. He has worked alongside the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and various state regulatory agencies on money laundering, fraud and industry standards issues.
His expertise includes the development of numerous training guides for the BSA and U.S. Patriot Act reviews. In addition, he has experience providing opinion testimony for Grand Jury proceedings on banking policies and procedures.
Mr. Fatigate earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and risk management from the State University of New York, as well as a professional certificate in banking law from Fordham Law School.