National Australian Bank Whistleblower, Investigative Journalist and More to Speak in Sydney

National Australian Bank Whistleblower, Investigative Journalist and More to Speak in Sydney

Dennis Gentilin, a whistleblower in the National Australian Bank foreign exchange (forex) trading scandal will join investigative journalist Kate McClymont and Tony Kwok, the former deputy commissioner and head of operations for the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), as speakers for the 2018 ACFE Fraud Conference Asia-Pacific.

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Saints or Sinners? Whistleblowers’ Difficult Position in the Asia-Pacific Region

Saints or Sinners? Whistleblowers’ Difficult Position in the Asia-Pacific Region

Whistleblowers can be divisive characters. Celebrated by some as heroes and denounced by others as snitches, few other elements that come up during a fraud investigation can spark such polarizing labels. During her session at the 2016 ACFE Fraud Conference Asia-Pacific, Jessica Sidhu, CFE, Llb, explored the precarious position whistleblowers are in. “Is a whistleblower a good person or a bad person? Is he a traitor or is he a patriot?” she asked the audience. “Only when you’ve answered this question will you be able to take a whistleblower seriously.”

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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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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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