According to a press release issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury earlier today, Kenneth A. Blanco has been named Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).  Mr. Blanco will join FinCEN after serving as the Acting Assistant Attorney General of the DOJ Criminal Division.  He has significant expertise in money laundering and terrorist financing enforcement given his prior experience at the DOJ, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida, and Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office.