Fausto Martin De Sanctis

FaustoFausto Martin De Sanctis holds a Doctorate in Criminal Law from the University of São Paulo’s School of Law (USP) and an advanced degree in Civil Procedure from the Federal University of Brasilia (UnB) in Brazil.

He is currently a Federal Appellate Judge in Brazil’s Federal Court for the Third Region, with jurisdiction over the states of São Paulo and Mato Grosso do Sul (the Court has jurisdiction on administrative, civil servant employee law, besides social security, tax and federal crimes); Deputy Director of Federal Judicial School of the Federal Appellate Court for the Third Region – EMAG; Member of the Portuguese Language Law Jurists Community – CJLP; Since 2013, he has also been an Advisory Council member of the American University Washington College of Law on its Program for Judicial and Legal Studies Brazil-United States.

Elected in 2010 and 2014 by federal judges of Brazil to integrate list for one of the vacant position at the Brazilian Supreme Court.

Judge De Sanctis was selected to handle a specialized federal court created in Brazil to exclusively hear complex cases involving financial crimes and money laundering offenses. He is a world known expert on this topic and has been invited to participate in programs and conferences both in Brazil as well as internationally.

From April 2 to September 28, 2012, Judge De Sanctis was a fellow at Federal Judicial Center in Washington, DC.

He was a Public Defender in São Paulo from 1989-1990, and a State Court Judge, also in São Paulo, from 1990-1991, until being appointed to the Federal Courts in 1991. Almost 25 years of experience as a judge (state and federal one).

Selected publications:

Churches, Temples, and Financial Crimes – A Judicial Perspective of the Abuse of Faith”. Cham, Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht, London: Springer, 2015.

“Improving Delivery in Development: The Role of Voice, Social Contract, and Accountability”. Chapter: “Voice and Accountability: Improving the Delivery of Anticorruption and Anti-Money Laundering Strategies in Brazil”. The World Bank Legal Review, vol. 6. Washington, DC: World Bank Group, 2015.

“Southwestern Journal of International Law”. Chapter: “Requirements for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and Requirements of Governmental Bodies to Deter Financial Crimes in the Football Sector”. California: Southwestern Law School, 2015.

Football, Gambling, and Money Laundering. A Global Criminal Justice Perspective”. Cham, Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht, London: Springer, 2014.

Money Laundering through Art: A Criminal Justice Perspective“.  Cham, Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht, London: Springer, 2013.