“The Street Fighter” Bharara, Enron’s Fastow to Speak at Fraud Conference



Austin, Texas (1/10/2012)— Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, ex-Enron CFO Andrew Fastow and award-winning actor Stacy Keach head the list of keynote speakers for the 24th Annual Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ Global Fraud Conference, June 23-28, 2013 at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.  


More than 2,400 fraud fighters are expected to be on hand for the conference, which marks world’s largest gathering of anti-fraud professionals under one roof. The event offers more than 80 educational sessions focused on subjects including high-tech fraud, risk management, auditing for fraud, detection, investigation and prevention, presented by experts including high-profile crime fighters like Bharara.


Dubbed “The Street Fighter” by TIME Magazine, Bharara oversees the investigation and litigation of all criminal and civil cases brought on behalf of the U.S. in the Southern District of New York. Under his charge, the Civil Frauds Unit has collected close to $500 million in settlements since its inception, including multi-million dollar settlements with Deutsche Bank and CitiMortgage for faulty lending practices and other fraudulent conduct.  


Fastow was CFO of Enron Corp., where he was one of the accounting masterminds behind a complex web of off-balance-sheet special purpose entities used to conceal years of massive losses. Fastow pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy before serving five years in prison for his role in the fraud scandal. He will share his experiences (without compensation from the ACFE) to help anti-fraud professionals glean insights from the mind of a fraudster.


Stacy Keach is currently the narrator of CNBC’s “American Greed,” an original primetime series which examines high-profile corporate and white-collar crimes, several of which were investigated by CFEs. Keach, known for his portrayals of Detective Mike Hammer and Ernest Hemingway (the latter winning him a Best Actor Golden Globe), brings a personal connection to fraud to his keynote address at the conference – his own family’s experience with a scam artist inspired a passion for spreading fraud awareness.


Other keynote speakers will include Chris Mathers, corporate intelligence expert and popular media commentator; and Allan Frank, Emmy and Loeb Award-winning contributor to The Daily Beast, special correspondent for Newsweek and contributor to Fortune. 


Special pricing for early registration is available through April 5, 2013. Visit FraudConference.com for more information.



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