Conversation With a Fraudster: James Brandolino

December 17, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. ET
Duration: 100 Minutes
CPE Credits: 2

In this webinar, John Gill, J.D., CFE, ACFE Vice President of Education, will interview convicted fraudster James Brandolino, who defrauded his clients (mostly friends and family) of around $4 million. Brandolino started as a legitimate broker, but soon began running a Ponzi scheme. For seven years, Brandolino hid his fraud, and fooled investors and regulators. Amazingly, he was never caught. You will learn how his scheme came to an end and how he fooled so many people for so many years. 

You Will Learn How To:  

  • Identify common motivations and thought processes of fraudsters 
  • Determine ways that fraud can be prevented and detected 
  • Discern common methods that individuals use to commit fraud
 This course fulfills the annual ethics CPE requirement for CFEs. To learn more about the ethics CPE requirement for CFEs, please visit


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John Gill, J.D., CFE
Vice President of Education

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James Brandolino 
Convicted Fraudster* 

*The ACFE does not compensate convicted fraudsters. 

Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics
Course Level: Basic
Prerequisite: None
Advanced Prep: None
Delivery Format: Group Internet Based

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