The can't miss anti-fraud training event for law enforcement and government professionals

October 30, 2017 | Washington, D.C.

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Join industry experts and anti-fraud professionals in Washington D.C. for the 2017 ACFE Law Enforcement and Government Anti-Fraud Summit on October 30, 2017. Hosted by the ACFE Law Enforcement and Government Alliance, this event delivers the latest insights, techniques and tools to address anti-fraud challenges specific to law enforcement and government agencies.

  • Learn the latest trends in fraud prevention, detection and deterrence during five educational sessions led by anti-fraud leaders
  • Gain insights to best practices and learn about cutting-edge tools and techniques to detect fraud
  • Forge strong alliances with new and existing contacts who share similar challenges and goals
  • Earn 8 hours of CPE credit to maintain your CFE and other professional credentials


7:30-8:00 am
Registration and Breakfast
8:00-9:15 am


Social-Psychological Behaviors: An Underused Tool for Fraud Investigators

Interviewers are constantly playing a cat-and-mouse game with subjects while trying to gather information without giving away known facts. Fraudsters are normally prepared for their interview, anticipating tactics and questions. Even so, interviewers have powerful social-psychological tools at their disposal, which could increase the chances of a confession but often go unused. In this session, you will learn about certain social-psychological behaviors that could induce confessions from guilty parties.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify specific social-psychological behaviors relevant to interviewing
  • Determine the way these behaviors can enhance the chances of obtaining confessions
  • Apply these behaviors during the interviewing process to increase the chances of obtaining a confession

Level: Advanced
Recommended Prerequisites: : Experience with fraud examination and interviewing, knowledge and understanding of the aspects of rationalization
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

9:15-9:35 am
Networking Break
9:35-10:50 am


Prevention v. Detection: Who Wins in Reducing Procurement Fraud and Abuse?

This session will take you through two opposing techniques to combat procurement fraud and abuse. On one side you have the inspector general, who is all about internal controls and preventative efforts. On the other side is the agent/investigator who is all about getting the bad guy by means of his detection skills of procurement fraud leads. Is one aspect more important than the other when it comes to reducing fraud? Watch this scenario unfold to see for yourself.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify the five personality risk profiles of a procurement fraudster or abuser
  • Recognize the types of schemes a procurement fraudster or abuser commits
  • Recommend integrity internal controls that can reduce procurement fraud and abuse

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: An understanding of the procurement process as it related to obtaining goods and services in an organization
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

10:50-11:10 am
Networking Break
11:10 am-12:25 pm


Money Laundering Primer

This session will provide an overview of federal money laundering statutes and underlying specified unlawful acts. It will also explore actual cases where these statutes were applied. Finally, you’ll learn about the use of FinCEN (Financial Crimes Enforcement Network), bank records and other tools you can use in your investigations.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Compare federal money laundering statutes
  • Assess underlying Specified Unlawful Acts (SUAs)
  • Apply the statutes through actual criminal cases

Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: : None
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

12:25-1:55 pm


Networking Lunch
1:15-1:55 pm White-Collar Fraud Enforcement: Trends and Priorities
1:55-3:10 pm


Data Analytics: The Hidden Gems

Data mining, risk models and predictive analytics allow us to synthesize data in ways that help us detect fraud quicker. They also help to identify misconduct and root causes, and develop solutions to those problems. This session will explore how the U.S. Postal Service, Office of the Inspector General, uses data analytics to garner effective and efficient results.

3:10-3:30 pm
Networking Break
3:30-4:45 pm


Virtual Currencies: How They Operate and How Criminals Exploit Them

This session will examine how virtual currencies operate, including an explanation of the blockchain, wallet addresses and dark web storefronts. You will also explore the case study of U.S. v. Mercede, one of the first cases in the U.S. to charge a bitcoin exchanger with violations of 18 U.S. Code 1960.

5:00-6:00 pm
Networking Reception


Kenneth A. Blanco

Acting Assistant Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice

Kenneth Blanco is the Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division. He has overseen a number of its sections, including money laundering and asset recovery, narcotics and dangerous drugs, organized crime and gangs, and the child exploitation. Blanco has supervised many of the Criminal Division’s most significant national and international investigations into illicit finance, money laundering, Bank Secrecy Act and sanctions violations, including investigations of global financial institutions and money services businesses.

Tom Caulfield, CFE, CIG, CIGI

Chief Operating Officer
Procurement Integrity Consulting Services, LLC

Tom Caulfield has more than 38 years of government service, including the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Air Force, the National Reconnaissance Office and the Central Intelligence Agency. During his government service, his assignments included a full range of responsibilities in anti-fraud strategies, white-collar crime investigations, polygraph, counter-intelligence and internal oversight.

Thomas Chapasko, CFE

Regional Director
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Tom Chapasko began his career with ATF in 2004 as an Industry Operations Investigator. He has worked as a Forensic Auditor and Senior Forensic Auditor with ATF and as the District Manager of the Financial Investigative Services Division East II group. His casework experience includes several arson-for-profit cases, tobacco diversion, firearms trafficking, narcotics and gangs cases and a murder-for-hire case.

Bret Hood, CFE

Retired FBI Special Agent
Director at 21st Century Learning & Consulting

Former Supervisory Special Agent (SA) Bret Hood is a 25-year veteran of the FBI. In his time with the FBI, he has been able to work significant and high-profile white-collar, money laundering, public corruption, counterterrorism and organized crime cases. For the last 15 years, Hood has been a master instructor for the FBI.

Milan R. Kosanovich

Supervisory Special Agent
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Special Agent Milan R. Kosanovich has worked for the FBI for over nine years specializing in white-collar criminal investigations. Kosanovich has lectured and presented on behalf of the FBI in Estonia, the Netherlands, Canada, Israel, the Seychelles, Singapore and Malaysia. He is also a certified FBI Hostage Negotiator.

Sheryl Steckler, CIG, CIGI

Procurement Integrity Consulting Services, LLC

Sheryl Steckler has built her career on creating and improving government programs that directly impact the public and private sectors. Today she specializes in developing, assessing and structuring strategies to assure contracting integrity.

Tammy L. Whitcomb, CPA, CIA, CISA

Acting Inspector General
U.S. Postal Service, Office of the Inspector General

Tammy L. Whitcomb was appointed as the acting inspector general for the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, in February 2016. Whitcomb has served as the deputy inspector general since November 2011. In years prior, she served as the assistant inspector general for audit. Tammy came to the U.S. Postal Service in November 2005 as an audit director.


Don’t miss your opportunity to attend the premier anti-fraud training event for law enforcement and government officers.

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Washington Plaza
10 Thomas Circle NW
Washington, D.C. 20005  
(800) 424-1140 or +1 (202) 842-1300

Rooms may be booked at the ACFE rate of $239* through September 29. To reserve a room, please contact the Washington Plaza directly.

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