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David D. Aufhauser

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Education and Honors
• University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1977
• Harvard University, M.B.A., 1974
• Wesleyan University, A.B., 1972; Phi Beta Kappa
• The U.S. Treasury Department Alexander Hamilton Award for
Distinguished Service, 2003
• CIA Distinguished Service Award and Seal, 2003
• U.S. State Department Citation for Distinguished Leadership and Service in
Diplomatic and Security Affairs, 2003
• Federal Bureau of Investigation Distinguished Service and Leadership
Citation, 2003
• United States Secret Service Director's Honor Award, 2003

Government Service
• General Counsel, United States Department of Treasury, 2001-2003
• Treasury Representative, Department of Justice Corporate Fraud Task
Force, 2002-2003
• Chairman, National Security Council Policy Coordinating Committee on
Terrorist Financing, 2001-2003
• Counsel, President's Working Group on Financial Markets, 2001-2003
• Board Member and Counsel, Federal Financing Bank, 2001-2003

Bar Admissions
• District of Columbia and Pennsylvania

Professional Affiliations
• Steering Committee Member, Civil Justice Reform Task Force, 1992
• General Counsel, Republican National Convention Credentials Committee,
1992 and 1996
• Member, Legal Advisory Group to Republican House Leadership
Conference, 1993-1994
• Member, Bush-Cheney Election Contest Legal Representation Team, 2000-
Member, Edward Bennett Williams Inns of Court, 2002-2003 1/7/2004
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HEADLINE: Efforts of David Aufhauser, Treasury Department general counsel and Bush
administration's point man on terror financing, as he prepares to step down from his post




The Bush administration's point man on terror financing leaves office this week. David Aufhauser has
been general counsel for the Treasury Department. He's overseen a massive shift in philosophy and
policy since the September 11th terror attacks. NPR's Jennifer Ludden reports.


On 9/11, David Aufhauser recalls he was at a conference on international money laundering in
Cambridge, England.

Mr. DAVID AUFHAUSER (General Counsel, Treasury Department): A lot of people in high cotton
were there, lots of attorneys general and chief justices.

LUDDEN: He says there was an air of quiet satisfaction. After more than two decades combating drug
trafficking and dirty money, officials worldwide felt they'd made real progress. And then the planes hit
the towers. As the images from New York played on a large video screen, Aufhauser says the room fell
silent; first with shock, then with the sober realization that, as he puts it, the money-laundering
community had been looking through the wrong end of the telescope. It's a point that has defined his
tenure since.

Mr. AUFHAUSER: A lot of people have the misapprehension that the source of terrorist funds is
principally criminal proceeds; it's not. Surely there are some connections, but the most offensive fact
about terrorist financing is most of it is innocent money diverted from charities and the like.

LUDDEN: Aufhauser began holding strategy sessions in his office on what he likes to call this new
shadow warfare. These morphed into an interagency committee that now meets Wednesday mornings in
the White House Situation Room. The chief of the FBI's counterterrorism division, Dennis Lormel, 1/8/2004
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BYLINE: By Mike McNamee and Lorraine Woellert in Washington, with Carol Matlack in Paris, and
bureau reports

Key arrests could help choke off al Qaeda financing

Intelligence officials rejoiced over news that al Qaeda operations chief Khalid Sheik Mohammed had
been nabbed in Pakistan on Mar. 1 and spirited out of the country by U.S. agents. Suspected of being the
key organizer of the September 11 attacks, Mohammed is allegedly one of the biggest fish snared to date
in the U.S.-led crackdown on Osama bin Laden's terror network. Almost as encouraging ~ though less
high-profile -- is the slow but steady progress being made in cracking al Qaeda's fund-raising network.

In the drive to dry up bin Laden's money taps, an operative captured alongside Mohammed may turn out
to be equally crucial. Mustafa Ahmed al-Hawsawi, a 34-year-old Saudi, set up the bank accounts used
by the September 11 hijackers and received $ 25,000 in cash that the 19 operatives returned in the days
before the attack, FBI Director Robert Mueller told Congress. Al-Hawsawi is "a big cog in the
machinery that moves al Qaeda money around the Middle East," says terrorism expert Neil C.
Livingstone, chairman of security consultants GlobalOptions Inc. On Mar. 4, U.S. prosecutors unsealed
charges against Sheik Mohammed Ali Hasan Al-Moayad, a Yemeni cleric tied to Brooklyn's al Farouq
mosque. The FBI alleges his associates regularly solicited funds at al Farouq and that he boasted to an
informant of raising $ 20 million and delivering it personally to bin Laden. Al-Moayad denies the
charges. A spokesman for the mosque said it is "just a place of worship."

Coming on the heels of a spate of U.S. and European moves to shut down charitable fronts used to fund
terrorism, these skirmishes in the money war are beginning to give harried anti-terror officials a
glimmer of hope. "The disruption in [al Qaeda's] funding flow is substantial and real," concludes a
senior U.S. official involved in the campaign.

But disruption isn't destruction — and the financial warriors still have a long battle ahead. The
wellsprings of terror cash — donations raised in mosques and by Islamic charities — have hardly been
touched. And the man U.S. intelligence officials suspected of being al Qaeda's financial mastermind,
Sheik Said al-Masri, remains at large.

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