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 crime 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
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 crypto currencies
and money laundering to social-psychology and procurement fraud. For more information on
the agenda, speakers and location, visit ACFE.com/FraudSummit2017.
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Based in Austin, Texas, the ACFE is the world’s largest
anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and
education. Together with more than 80,000 members, the ACFE is reducing
business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and
objectivity within the profession. For more information, visit ACFE.com.