Treasury Taps Ken Blanco to Lead FinCEN

The Treasury Department today announced that Ken Blanco, acting assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s criminal division, has been selected to become the new director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network. He is expected to transition to his new role in December.

Blanco joined DOJ nearly two decades ago as an assistant U.S. attorney in the southern district of Florida and was named deputy assistant attorney general for the criminal division in 2008. During his tenure with the criminal division, Blanco’s responsibilities included oversight of the DOJ’s money laundering and asset recovery section.