Conducting Grant Fraud Investigations

January 25, 2018 | 2 p.m. ET

Duration: 100 minutes

CPE Credit: 2 

Description: This webinar will provide an overview of grant fraud. You will learn how individuals apply for and execute federal grants, including commonly used web-based systems. You will also explore the policies and requirements that apply to federal grants and you will use your newfound knowledge of the federal grant process and policies to learn how to best investigate grant fraud allegations and prepare for successful prosecutions.

    Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

    Course Level: Overview

    Prerequisite: None

    Advanced Preparation: None 

    Delivery Format: Group Internet Based

    You Will Learn How To:

    • Compare the differences between contracts and grants
    • Examine the federal grant process and applicable laws and policies
    • Identify the red flags of grant fraud
    • Apply best practices for successful investigations and prosecutions
    Who Should Attend:
    • Certified Fraud Examiners and other anti-fraud professionals
    • Law enforcement officers and prosecutors
    • Individuals who work within the grant industry
    • Detectives and private investigators
    • Internal and external auditors, CPAs, CAs and forensic accountants
    • Attorneys, legal professionals and law enforcement personnel
    • Educators and students



    Robert J. Smolich, CFE                                               
    Special Agent in Charge
    U.S. Department of State, Office of Inspector General

    Robert Smolich is currently assigned as a special agent in charge with the U.S. Department of State, Office of Inspector General, with investigative oversight over the department’s personnel, contracts and grants in North, Central and South America; Asia; and the Pacific Rim. Smolich is also a reserve Air Force officer and special agent with the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations. Robert has more than 15 years of experience in federal law enforcement. Prior to his law enforcement career, Smolich served as a civil engineer managing federal construction and maintenance contracts for the U.S. Air Force. 

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