Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko will address more than 150 law enforcement and government anti-fraud professionals in Washington, D.C., November 7. The 2019 ACFE Law Enforcement and Government Anti-Fraud Summit will be held at Washington Plaza at Thomas Circle and will feature educational sessions on topics ranging from cyberfraud and money laundering to whistleblower protection and subcontractor fraud.Read More
Preet Bharara has a more impressive résumé than most people can even fathom. Before writing his New York Times best-seller “Doing Justice: A Prosecutor’s Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law,” and hosting the podcast Stay Tuned with Preet, he served as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York for a little less than eight years. He made a name for himself there prosecuting white-collar crime. After prosecuting numerous cases of insider trading, corruption and money laundering, Bharara has expansive insight into what factors allow fraud to start, and to flourish, in organizations.
Bharara told attendees at the 2019 ACFE Fraud Risk Management Summit that culture is one of the most important facets he saw in preventing fraud.Read More
Not even two minutes after body language expert and author Mark Bowden began his keynote presentation at the ACFE Fraud Conference Canada, he knew that the audience members had already formulated their individual opinions of him. “You have already decided whether you like me or not,” he said. “You have already judged me. You’ve got a little voice in your head who is talking about me right now.”Read More
How do you get a room full of attorneys, accountants and auditors to definitively agree on something? As Henry Tso illustrated at the 2019 ACFE Fraud Conference Canada in Montreal, you ask them if they have ever been a victim of a fraud attempt. Tso, a former RCMP superintendent and officer in charge, asked more than 340 attendees to raise their hands if they had received a call from someone pretending to work for the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) attempting to gain personal information. “I received a call two days ago from the CRA,” he said. “How many people received that call?” A flurry of hands went up without hesitation.Read More
What lie do you think a fraudster is on by the time you, the fraud examiner, is introduced to him or her? The first? The second? The hundredth? The truth is, no pun intended, by the time you are sitting across the table from them, they have most likely been lying to their friends, family and coworkers for a good amount of time. Unfortunately, for those who have been committing crimes, practice does not make perfect and a fraud examiner has a wealth of tools available to spot signs of deception.Read More
At the 2019 Houston ACFE Fraud Conference, Fernando Cevallos, CFE, and his co-presenter Javier López de Obeso explained the current anti-corruption environment in Mexico. They discussed what fraud examiners should know in order to conduct effective investigations while also avoiding putting themselves in dangerous, potentially life-threatening situations.Read More
One of the most important objectives of any fraud examination is to find the truth. As simple as this may sound, there are a million different obstacles that can prevent fraud examiners from achieving this goal. “One's understanding of the truth — whether that's the correctness of a fact or the guilt of a person — should never be unalterable,” says Preet Bharara in his New York Times best-seller Doing Justice: A Prosecutor’s Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law. Bharara will speak to anti-fraud executives at the 2019 ACFE Fraud Risk Management Summit, to be held on October 17 in New York, New York.Read More