Conducting a Contract Fraud and Abuse Risk Examination

Conducting a Contract Fraud and Abuse Risk Examination

Contract and procurement fraud can be tricky to prevent when the integrity of an organization is compromised. Take, for example, an employee who is tasked with hiring an office cleaning crew. They know of one cleaning crew that’s fantastic and want to make things easier by giving them the bid. However, they know the crew doesn’t work in the mornings — they’ll only come in the afternoon or evening. In an effort to “win them the contract,” the employee withholds the full scope of the job requirements.

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Cultivating Humility, Not Confidence, in Ethics Training Can Keep Execs Out of Jail

Cultivating Humility, Not Confidence, in Ethics Training Can Keep Execs Out of Jail

We hear so many cases about fraudsters’ rationalizations for committing their crimes. Eugene Soltes, Harvard business professor and fraud researcher, told a story during the Tuesday morning General Session about a brilliant top executive who avoided jail not because of his sterling ethics, but because he humbled himself enough to listen to the wise counsel of a dissenting voice.

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Whistleblower Dr. Sam Foote

Whistleblower Dr. Sam Foote

Dr. Sam Foote, the whistleblower who brought the U.S. Veteran Affairs (VA) scandal to light in 2014, was awarded the ACFE Sentinel Award during Monday's working lunch. One of the questions Dr. Foote asked the U.S. members of Congress, was, "How can you possibly say that this man's death was not a result of a delay in care?" when speaking up about delayed wait times for veterans. For choosing truth over self, Dr. Sam Foote was and is a true anti-fraud hero.

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Heard in the Halls: Where Heroes Share Tips and Tools in the Fight Against Fraud

Heard in the Halls: Where Heroes Share Tips and Tools in the Fight Against Fraud

"The biggest value out of the conference is the networking. We are meeting more than 3,000 fraud investigators which I think is the biggest platform in the world. Look at the experience here, the diversity and the speakers here, they have an enormous amount of experience and have achieved so much in their field. That is the learning I'm getting out of this." — Atul Pramod Kimtee, CFE, VMware Inc, Bangalore, India

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Keynote Speaker: Cliff Lansley

Keynote Speaker: Cliff Lansley

“Some people call me a professional lie detector. I prefer to use the phrase ‘truth detector’ because when people tell lies, they leak the truth,” said Cliff Lansley, body language expert and CEO of the Emotional Intelligence Academy (EIA) and managing director of Paul Ekman International. Lansley was the keynote speaker during Monday's working lunch.

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The Steep Price for Cheap Goods: Money Laundering and Human Trafficking’s Role in Counterfeit Goods

The Steep Price for Cheap Goods: Money Laundering and Human Trafficking’s Role in Counterfeit Goods

Using luxury goods to project status is a silent language understood around the world. All too often though, many can find counterfeit goods that look almost exactly like genuine articles, but at a fraction of the price. What they might not know is that their knock-off Chanel bag, or their $30 Rolex, is likely a device to launder money from organized crime groups — and was made by victims of human trafficking.

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