Acting Assistant Attorney General to Outline DOJ White-Collar Crime Priorities at Fraud Summit

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With the increasingly international nature of business, the U.S. Department of Justice is keeping its eye on white-collar criminals both within and outside the U.S. White-collar criminal schemes seem to have no bounds. "Email, internet, computer intrusions and spoofing schemes, often originating from beyond our borders, are on the uptick,” said acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Blanco, J.D. “Foreign bribery and kleptocracy remain worldwide problems that cause real harms here at home — whether it be financial losses suffered by American companies and investors or the disruption in our financial markets.”

Blanco will discuss the future of the DOJ’s white-collar crime enforcement at the 2017 ACFE Law Enforcement and Government Anti-Fraud Summit in Washington D.C., October 30. He stressed the importance of international relationships when dealing with modern fraud. “As these criminal schemes are increasingly transnational, we at the Department of Justice continue to build and solidify relationships with our international law enforcement partners to ensure that these criminals are found and brought to justice,” he said. “And when criminals seek to use our financial system in an attempt to hide their ill-gotten gains, such as in FCPA and kleptocracy cases, we are working to ensure that the funds we recover are returned to victims, wherever they may be."

Blanco will be joined at the summit by anti-fraud leaders in law enforcement and government, including Regional Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Tom Chapasko, CFE, retired FBI Special Agent Bret Hood, acting Inspector General for the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General Tammy L. Whitcomb, CPA, CIA, CISA and more.

Sessions will cover topics ranging from cryptocurrencies and money laundering to social-psychology and procurement fraud. To request media credentials for this event, please contact Sarah Hofmann at For more information on the agenda, speakers and location, visit