John Walsh, Lanny Breuer to Address World's Largest Anti-Fraud Gathering


Crime fighters head list of speakers at ACFE Fraud Conference, June 12-17 in San Diego


March 23, 2011 - AUSTIN, Texas-- John Walsh, host of "America's Most Wanted," and Assistant U.S. Attorney General Lanny Breuer will share crime-fighting insight and expertise when they head the list of keynote speakers for the 22nd Annual ACFE Fraud Conference & Exhibition, June 12-17, 2011, in San Diego, Calif.

Hosted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the yearly conference is the largest event of its kind in the world, with more than 2,500 anti-fraud professionals expected to attend. The conference offers more than 80 educational sessions, including pre-, main and post-conference programs focused on the latest techniques and best practices in fraud detection, prevention and deterrence.

Walsh, named by CBS Portraits as one of the "100 Americans Who Changed History," will share his experiences from a personal commitment to fighting crime. He was the leading lobbying force behind legislation that resulted in the founding of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. In 2010, the 1,000th episode of "America's Most Wanted" was filmed at the White House, where Walsh and President Barack Obama discussed the administration's initiatives to combat fraud.

Breuer is a national leader on a range of federal law enforcement priorities, including financial fraud, health care fraud, public corruption and violence along the Southwest border. As head of the Criminal Division in the U.S. Department of Justice, he oversees more than 500 attorneys who prosecute federal criminal cases across the country and help develop criminal law.

Other leading speakers include Howard M. Schilit, Ph.D, an international leader in forensic accounting and corporate governance and a renowned author. Recognized twice by Smart Money magazine as one of the "Power 30" of investing, Dr. Schilit will share his impactful insights that he has presented to the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and media outlets about causes and early warning signs of accounting tricks in public filings.

Joan Pastor, Ph.D, president of JPA International Inc., will also speak at the conference. Pastor has uncovered numerous embezzlement and other fraudulent schemes through her own work and with audit, risk and finance colleagues. Over a period of 12 years, she formulated an understanding of the psychology behind severe unethical behavior and fraud.

The conference will be held at the San Diego Convention Center, where Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs), investigators, auditors, attorneys, law enforcement officers, and other security, risk and compliance professionals will be in attendance to share knowledge and increase their fraud-fighting skills.

Early registration pricing is available through Monday, March 28, 2011. Visit for more information.

About the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
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