ACFE Law Enforcement Partnership Welcomes Two Agencies
The ACFE is proud to welcome two new additions to the ACFE Law Enforcement Partnership (LEP). The U.S. Marshals Service and the Office of the District Attorney, Orange County, Calif., recently joined the ranks of the numerous federal, state, and local government and law enforcement agencies that recognize the CFE credential for hiring and promotional purposes.
Founded in 1789, the U.S. Marshals Service is the oldest federal law enforcement agency in the nation. U.S. marshals, appointed by the president, are responsible for overseeing the 94 U.S. federal judicial districts, with one marshal per district.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the service is also comprised of more than 3,340 deputy U.S. marshals and criminal investigators whose duties include, but aren’t limited to: apprehending federal fugitives, protecting the federal judiciary, operating the Witness Security Program, transporting federal prisoners, and seizing property acquired by criminals through illegal activities.
The U.S. Marshals Service also handles a variety of fraud-related cases. “Each day, deputy U.S. marshals in our Asset Forfeiture Financial Investigator Program are involved in investigating illicit financial transactions that facilitate or generate proceeds of illegal activity,” said Assistant Chief Inspector Jason Wojdylo.
“Working with our partner law enforcement agencies, our investigations involve the identification, seizure and collection of evidence to support the forfeiture of assets used or acquired by criminal enterprises,” Wojdylo said. “Any proceeds thereof are returned to law enforcement to continue our campaign against street-level drug dealers to perpetrators of organized crime and financial fraud.”
At the state level, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office actively endorses the CFE credential for the senior forensic accountants that help contribute to the success of the district attorney’s fraud prosecution programs.
“Our accountants regularly testify in court as experts and one of the credentials they each maintain is the CFE,” said Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Henderson. “One of the hiring requirements for forensic accounting positions in the Orange County District Attorney’s Office is the CFE. We recommend and endorse this credential as an important component for forensic accountants in the area.”
Agencies such as the U.S. Marshals Service and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office provide unique opportunities for their employees to receive these and many other benefits through the ACFE Law Enforcement Partnership:
- Discounts on all learning materials including the CFE Exam Prep Course and the CFE Exam
- Discounted attendance to all seminars and conferences
- A complimentary booth space at the upcoming 22nd ACFE Annual Fraud Conference and Exhibition
For more information on the benefits this partnership has to offer, or for a complete list of participating agencies, please visit www.ACFE.com/LEP or contact Alani Mundie, CFE.
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