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Sessions

Thursday, October 25


Customize your learning at the 2018 Law Enforcement and Government Anti-Fraud Summit by choosing from two tracks of educational sessions covering current fraud issues, case studies and practical solutions. These sessions offer proven best practices and tips for government and law enforcement professionals.

7:30-8:00 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast
8:00-8:50 a.m.

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Keynote Session: Tracking, Tracing and Investigating Cryptocurrency
9:10-10:25 a.m.

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2A: Leveraging Traditional and Alternative Data in Investigations
Lacey Keller
Data Science Managing Director, Gryphon Strategies

How many times has a single email or correspondence broken your case wide open? Imagine the magnitude of evidence you could develop if that same data was analyzed on a grander scale and combined with other data sources to illuminate patterns and uncover trends. This session will explore the myriad ways data mining and analytics can be beneficial to investigations.

Beyond traditional source of data, such as spreadsheets and tables, lie valuable alternative sources, such as document metadata, communications, security swipes, Internet of Things (IoT) logs and geotagged/coordinated data. Synthesizing this disparate information to develop a fact pattern or support an essential narrative can be cumbersome if done by hand. With data science techniques, however, we can leverage a multitude of large and unwieldy datasets in a relatively short amount of time, while leaving no stone unturned. This session will introduce you to the basic concepts of analyzing traditional and alternative data in support of real-life investigations, as told by the former New York State Office of the Attorney General’s Director of Data and Analytics.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Recognize and provide examples of traditional and alternative data
  • Examine the general process of using data in cases or investigations
  • Evaluate whether a case or investigation could benefit from data

CPE: 1.5
Level: Overview
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Auditing

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2B: Bribery and Corruption: Prevention, Awareness, Coordination and Remedies
Rocco Pierri, CFE
Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

This session will focus on corruption investigations in government, and the unique challenges and opportunities associated with investigating government fraud. It will address investigative theory and then delve into a detailed case study analysis. In this case discussion, you will apply prevention, awareness, coordination with other agencies, and potential remedies, following the investigation from the initial allegation to the final disposition.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify the challenges of bribery and corruption investigations involving the government
  • Assess opportunities to improve prevention and awareness through case discussion
  • Evaluate methods of coordination across agencies during investigations
  • Discuss potential remedies available to investigators and law enforcement

CPE: 1.5
Level: Overview
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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3A: Money Laundering: From Victim to Facilitator
John Waugh, CFE, CAMS
Special Agent and Criminal Investigator, Department of Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General

We often become so focused on our analysis of a series of financial transactions, looking for the elements of a fraud, that we miss the bigger picture. We break down events and put them on a timeline that we can understand and process mentally. We have to be able to articulate the relevance of these transactions in the scheme to a very busy prosecutor, and inevitably a jury of average citizens, most likely inexperienced in the world of financial crimes. These and other case considerations sometimes shield our view of the larger, underlying scheme.

This session will describe the dynamic evolution of one fraud scheme into several others. At first glance, the schemes seem independent yet concurrent. Only after broad financial analysis and understanding of the mindset of both the fraudster and the victim do the relationships become visible. It will discuss these schemes from the perspective of a financial institution, a government agency, a victim, a victim-turned-facilitator, a recruiter and the scheme organizer.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify connections among seemingly separate fraud schemes
  • Assess the pros and cons of various financial products and groups of people that fraudsters use to launder proceeds of fraud
  • Recognize how social engineering creates not only fraud victims but money laundering facilitators
  • Evaluate the insulation that these facilitators create for the fraudster by layering transactions

CPE: 1.5
Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: Understanding of the basics of money laundering
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

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3B: Contract Fraud: Don't Overlook the Obvious
Linda Miller
Director, Fraud Risk Mitigation Practice Lead, Grant Thornton LLP

Contract fraud costs organizations around the world billions of dollars each year. To protect your organization, you need to be on the lookout for a variety of contract fraud schemes. This session will highlight how real-world fraudsters think, act and try to fool you. It will also discuss several tools and techniques that will help you prevent or minimize potential contract fraud.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Assess the personality traits and psychology of fraudsters
  • Analyze the different ways fraudsters try to fool you
  • Identify proactive strategies for minimizing fraud

CPE: 1.5
Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: Knowledge of and experience with administration and oversight of contracts
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

12:00-12:45 p.m.
Networking Lunch
12:45-1:35 p.m.
1:45-3:00 p.m.

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5A: The New 2018 Yellow Book and Beyond: Government Auditing and Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
David Cotton, CFE, CPA, CGFM
Chairman, Cotton and Company LLP

This session will address the requirements of the brand new 2018 Yellow Book as they relate to fraud, waste and abuse and performing government audits. In addition, you will learn some of the reasons government audits have failed to find fraud and why waste and abuse is difficult to find and report. Finally, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss your thoughts and concerns about performing government audits and the responsibilities related to fraud, waste and abuse.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Obtain a general understanding of what the 2018 Yellow Book requires, as it relates to fraud, waste and abuse during government audits
  • Examine the red flags of fraud
  • Identify what to do when fraud, waste or abuse are suspected
  • Determine the reporting requirements once potential fraud, waste or abuse are suspected

CPE: 1.5
Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: Understanding of government audit
Field of Study: Auditing

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5B: One Year After AlphaBay: The Fraud Economy on the Dark Web
Emily Wilson, CFE
Fraud Intelligence Manager, Terbium Labs

What did the takedown of dark web markets AlphaBay and Hansa mean for the fraud trade, and how has the fraud economy adapted a year later? This session will include a detailed exploration of the underground fraud economy and a discussion of the supply chain of fraud, including what kind of information appears, is traded and is valued.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Develop a familiarity with the terms and technologies of the dark web, particularly as relates to the trade of stolen information
  • Evaluate the structure of the dark web fraud economy as a section of the underground marketplace, including the supply and demand systems for sensitive data
  • Construct a framework for understanding the value of different types of data in the fraud economy, and trace how those data types can be used to facilitate fraud and exploit identities and accounts
  • Identify where and how information is collected and exploited for sale in the dark web fraud economy
  • Assess which types of organizations (public and private) are most at risk for targeted attacks in the future and develop a baseline of which industries are already most exposed

CPE: 1.5
Level: Overview
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

3:45-5:00 p.m.

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6A: Conducting Grant Fraud Investigations
Robert Smolich, CFE
Special Agent-in-Charge, U.S. Department of State – OIG

This session begins with a brief overview of the evolution of grant laws and regulations and then, using that framework, reviews a case study to identify the investigative approaches applied, and the challenges faced, during grant fraud investigations.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Assess the evolution and current status of grant laws, regulations and agency requirements
  • Apply your newfound understanding of laws, regulations and requirements to evaluate a grant fraud case study
  • Evaluate the investigative approaches and challenges faced during the case study

CPE: 1.5
Level: Overview
Recommended Prerequisites: None
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

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6B: Interviewing Skillset: Recognizing and Addressing Common Cognitive Biases Within the Interview Environment
Steven Patterson, CFE

This session will explore some of the most common cognitive biases that can create blind spots and unintended attention gaps within the interview environment. It will discuss how these cognitive biases manifest within the interviewer. This session will provide you with the self-awareness to be cognizant of as well as address these common biases and improve your interview skills.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Identify common cognitive biases
  • Recognize to affects your biases can have on your interviewing skills
  • Assess strategies to mitigate your biases during interviews

CPE: 1.5
Level: Intermediate
Recommended Prerequisites: Knowledge of basic interview processes
Field of Study: Communications and Marketing

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2018 ACFE Anti-Fraud Summit