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Anti-fraud professionals must become familiar with fundamental legal concepts involved in a fraud examination. You should know how to communicate effectively with attorneys, how to serve as an expert witness and how to maintain the rights of the subjects of your inquiries.

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The Witness Prep Survival Guide for CFEs

Congratulations, Ms. or Mr. CFE! You conducted an exhaustive examination of a defrauded business and identified a perpetrator who was later criminally charged with various felony-level financial crimes about 11 months after you submitted your examination. The criminal case has moseyed through the court system for another 22 months after charging, and settlement negotiations between the prosecution and the defense have come to naught. About three weeks before the trial, you receive a bouncing baby subpoena for a criminal trial appearance and three voicemails from a harried legal secretary asking to schedule a meeting between you and the prosecutor for — wait for it — WITNESS PREP.

Prepare and Perform: CFEs’ Roles in Fraud Trials

Considering a career move into litigation support? Trial attorneys will welcome your investigative skills. But they need fraud examiners who also can clearly communicate in report writing or on the witness stand.

Accounting Malpractice and the Auditor’s Responsibility to Detect Fraud

In the case of Livent, Inc. v. Deloitte & Touche the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld a 2014 decision ordering Deloitte & Touche (Deloitte) pay $118 million in damages to a theater company (Livent, Inc.) for which Deloitte performed auditing services. Why was Deloitte held accountable for such a large sum?

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