Clare Rewcastle Brown Takes Conference Attendees Through Twisted Tale of 1MDB

Clare Rewcastle Brown Takes Conference Attendees Through Twisted Tale of 1MDB

Despite not being physically in the room, Rewcastle-Brown managed to lay out the intricate timeline of the 1MDB scandal that allegedly begun in 2009 through present day. She told attendees that she initially came into the scandal through her work investigating deforestation in the Sarawak region of Malaysia. As she started following trails of corruption tied to development and deforestation there, they all started to lead upward. What she found was the beginning of a colorful and tangled web of international shell companies, a high-profile Malaysian financier and agent, a wife with a penchant for designer handbags and a Hollywood blockbuster.

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Eugene Kaspersky Advises Investments in Technology and Support

Eugene Kaspersky Advises Investments in Technology and Support

"Russian software engineers are the best. Not my words. Condoleezza Rice told me that," said cybersecurity expert, Eugene Kaspersky, at the 2015 ACFE Fraud Conference Europe. "I said, ‘I 100 percent agree with you!' So Russian software engineers are the best, but at the same time Russian criminals, ah, it's the other side of the coin."

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Dubai Department of Economic Development Partners with the ACFE to Host the 2017 ACFE Fraud Conference Middle East

Dubai Department of Economic Development Partners with the ACFE to Host the 2017 ACFE Fraud Conference Middle East

Mark your calendars for 29-31 January 2017, where anti-fraud professionals will gather at Atlantis, the Palm in Dubai for the 2017 ACFE Fraud Conference Middle East. The event is being hosted by the Department of Economic Development (DED), Government of Dubai, which supports the structural transformation of Dubai into a diversified, innovative service-based economy that aims to improve the business environment and accelerate productivity growth. 

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Mindset of the Fraudster: What We’ve Learned in 25 Years of Interviewing

Mindset of the Fraudster: What We’ve Learned in 25 Years of Interviewing

Some of the recent news stories from just this week highlight the broad range of frauds committed around the world:

We read these stories, we balk at the outlandishness and, if you are a fraud examiner, you dissect the scams and attempt to untangle the webs in hopes of learning what could have been done differently.

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Investigative Journalist Who Exposed 1MDB says “We’re Seeing a Swing of the Pendulum” on Worldwide Corruption

Investigative Journalist Who Exposed 1MDB says “We’re Seeing a Swing of the Pendulum” on Worldwide Corruption

Brown will address anti-fraud professionals from the Asia-Pacific region at the 2016 ACFE Fraud Conference Asia-Pacific at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, 20-22 November. Despite having an arrest warrant issued for her by a Malaysian court, Brown remains optimistic that corruption on a global scale can be defeated. She said, “I do think we’re seeing a lashback and 1MDB is going to be just one example of enforcement agencies hitting back.”

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2016 ACFE Fraud Conference Canada Confirms Passion for Fighting Fraud

2016 ACFE Fraud Conference Canada Confirms Passion for Fighting Fraud

This year's 2016 ACFE Fraud Conference Canada went off without a hitch thanks to dedicated attendees, speakers and volunteers. The ACFE thanks all of you who participated in another successful event and for your continued pursuance in the fight against fraud. We would also like to thank the ACFE Montreal Chapter, specifically chapter president Pierre-Luc Pomerleau, for their support and tireless efforts.

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