Video: Keynote Speaker, Preet Bharara

Video: Keynote Speaker, Preet Bharara

Preet Bharara, the U.S Attorney for the Southern District of New York,  received the ACFE’s prestigious Donald R. Cressey Award for a lifetime of  achievement in the detection and deterrence of fraud. He also challenged  attendees to step back from merely concentrating on the law of fraud and help  develop a culture of integrity that will deter it.

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Lehman Brothers: Accounting Left to Interpretation

Lehman Brothers: a name synonymous with bankruptcy and the worst financial crisis since The Great Depression. Founded in 1850 as a small cotton trading business by a German immigrant and his two brothers, Lehman grew into one of the largest investment banks on Wall Street. Its reputation, however, far exceeded what hid behind a dark veil of altered quarterly and annual filings. As Bruce Dubinsky, CFE, CPA, CVA, Managing Director of Duff and Phelps, LLC, and ACFE Regent, conveyed today, “It’s not about what you can actually see on the page; it’s about what’s not there.”

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