Academy Award-Winning Actor Richard Dreyfuss, Judge Jed
S. Rakoff, New York Times investigative
journalist David Barboza and other experts will address more than 3,000
anti-fraud professionals gathering for the 27th Annual Association of Certified
Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Global Fraud Conference in Las Vegas, June 12-17.
Most recently acclaimed for his portrayal of notorious
fraudster Bernie Madoff in ABC’s miniseries Madoff,
Dreyfuss immersed himself in the role. On portraying the ringleader of the $18
billion Ponzi scheme that would bankrupt hundreds of people and organizations,
he said, “I’ve never played such a vivid and living legend of monstrosity … His
ability to inflict pain on others was unbelievable.” Dreyfuss is not only known
for his acting, but for his political and social activism as well.
Judge Jed S. Rakoff, U.S. District Judge of the Southern
District of New York, has made a name for himself rejecting Securities and
Exchange Commission settlements with big banks and fighting for the Department
of Justice to crack down on fraud, specifically suggesting individual
executives should be held accountable in lieu of the corporation as a whole. In
an interview with Fraud Magazine, he explained, “While the government never
approved fraud per se, it helped create some of the conditions that invited
Other keynote speakers include New York Times investigative journalist and author David Barboza,
body language expert Steve van Aperen and Halliburton whistleblower Anthony
Menendez, CFE, CPA. Convicted fraudster Roomy Khan, who was involved in the Galleon
Group insider trading scandal, will also address attendees. She will speak
without receiving compensation from the ACFE.
The conference is the world’s largest gathering of fraud
fighters and will feature more than 80 educational sessions presented by top
experts in the anti-fraud field. Educational sessions will focus on subjects
including cyberfraud and cybersecurity, white-collar crime, anti-bribery and
anti-corruption practices, risk management, and fraud detection and prevention.
Don’t miss your chance to talk with experts on today’s
most pressing fraud and corruption issues. For a media credential to cover the
event, please RSVP to SHofmann@ACFE.com. Visit FraudConference.com for more
information, video clips, articles and live updates from the conference.
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Based in Austin, Texas, the ACFE is the world’s largest
anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and
education. Together with more than 75,000 members, the ACFE is reducing
business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and
objectivity within the profession. For more information, visit ACFE.com.