• Fraud Conference in the News

     

    The largest-ever ACFE Global Fraud Conference generated extensive media coverage, including live reporting by CNBC and on-location coverage from PBS, Fortune, Forbes, Accounting Today and other venues. Experience the essence of the ACFE's 24th Annual Global Fraud Conference in Las Vegas through the following news highlights.


    PBS – Nightly Business Report (NBR)

    Financial Fraud Fears (Video)
    Produced by CNBC and aired on PBS's Nightly Business Report (NBR), this recap of the 24th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference touches on many aspects of the event.



     

    CNBC

    Fastow: Enron Didn't Have to Go Bankrupt (Video)
    On location at the 24th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference in Las Vegas, CNBC provided live reaction to the speech by former Enron Chief Financial Officer Andy Fastow — who said that Enron's bankruptcy could have been avoided.


    Cyberthreat Weekly Recap (Video)
    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports that cybercrime has given the ACFE a new dimension at the Global Fraud Conference.


     

    Fortune

    The Confessions of Andy Fastow
    "Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Andrew Fastow!" He was an improbable Las Vegas headliner, taking the stage before a packed convention hall of 2,500 fraud examiners.


     

    Forbes

    Recap of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Conference
    The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners held its 24th annual conference in Las Vegas last week, just before the near record temps hit 115 degrees! Over 2,600 attendees heard from nationally recognized speakers and participated in a number of fraud educational breakouts.


    Preet Bharara Receives Award And Gives Speech At Fraud Conference
    Preet Bharara received The Cressey Award today at the annual conference of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) in Las Vegas.


    Forget NSA Surveillance, Your Company is Watching You
    Each year, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) brings together fraud investigators from around the world to network with their peers and to talk about today's cutting edge investigative techniques...


    Criminals Beware, Fraud Investigators Take to Social Media
    Chris Mathers is a crime fighter and has also worked undercover for law enforcement agencies in Canada and the U.S. Today, he spoke at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners conference in Las Vegas and gave these words of wisdom to the audience, "People don't steal money to save it." He has a point.


    ACFE's 24th Annual Fraud Conference Kicks Off In Vegas
    The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners kicks off its 24th annual fraud conference in Vegas. One of the headline speakers is Enron's Andrew Fastow.


    Accounting Today

    ACFE Expands Fraud Conference
    The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners kicked off its 24th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference with record attendance of over 2,600 people and the news that it will be expanding its corporate alliances and student chapters.


    Fraud Fighters Battle American Greed
    Actor Stacy Keach, who narrates the CNBC TV series "American Greed," praised the efforts of the fraud examiners whose efforts put behind bars many of the perpetrators whose crimes are chronicled on his show.


    Former Enron CFO Andrew Fastow Confronts the Fraud Examiners
    Andrew Fastow, the former CFO of the bankrupt energy-trading firm Enron, admitted to the wrongs he committed, but also blamed the accountants at the defunct firm Arthur Andersen, in a speech at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners' Global Fraud Conference.


    Accountants Face Malpractice Lawsuit Threats
    "The Client Appreciation Curve starts off like a bell curve," (Ralph Summerford) told me on the sidelines of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners' Global Fraud Conference in Las Vegas earlier this week.