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Whistleblower, Deutsche Bank
Eric Ben-Artzi was a quantitative analyst at Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank. While at Deutsche Bank, Ben-Artzi refused to participate in the cover-up of massive credit-related losses from the 2008 financial crisis. He reported the fraud internally and to regulators around the world, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Partly due to his efforts, Deutsche Bank’s corporate governance program has been overhauled. The SEC fined Deutsche Bank’s shareholders $55 million as a result of the violations, but none of the executives or lawyers responsible were held accountable. Ben-Artzi refused to receive a portion of the fine as a whistleblower award, arguing that the shareholders were the true victims. He currently works for a financial technology startup, where he develops risk analytics. Ben-Artzi holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from New York University and a Bachelor’s of Science from Hebrew University.
You Need to Know Eric Ben-Artzi, a Real Hero in the Financial Industry
Thom Hartmann | August 23, 2016
SEC and Revolving Doors: Q&A with Eric Ben-Artzi
Pro-Market | August 29, 2016
We must protect shareholders from executive wrongdoing
Financial Times | August 18, 2016
National Security Strategist, Carbon Black, Inc.
Founding Partner, The Georgetown Group LLC
Eric O’Neill is an attorney, security consultant and professional public speaker. In 2001, he helped capture the most notorious spy in U.S. history: Robert Hanssen, a 25-year veteran of the FBI. The remarkable true events of his life are the inspiration behind the critically-acclaimed dramatic thriller Breach, starring Ryan Philippe as O'Neill. The film is the story of the greatest security breach in U.S. history.
O’Neill began his career in the FBI as a “ghost” — an undercover field operative tasked to surveil and monitor foreign, national and domestic terrorists and spies. During the Hanssen investigation, he worked directly undercover with the spy within the FBI’s Information Assurance Division, created to protect all classified FBI intelligence.
Currently, O’Neill runs The Georgetown Group, a premier investigative and security consultancy out of Washington, D.C. He is also the National Security Strategist for Carbon Black, the leader in next generation endpoint protection.
A talented motivational speaker who weaves real life experiences into a presentation that is both entertaining and rewarding, O’Neill provides practical insights into real work situations relevant to many industries.
Spying on a master spy
Fraud Magazine | March/April 2017
Interview: Eric O'Neill, Carbon Black
Infosecurity Magazine | April 4, 2016
Between April 2008 and October 2009, while employed as a bank officer at Fox River State Bank in Burlington, Wisconsin and then Consumer’s Credit Union in Round Lake Beach, Illinois, James Scalzo originated and approved multiple fraudulent loans. He then directed funds to be taken from the loans and transferred by cashier’s check or wire to accounts in which he had a personal interest and control. More than $1.4 million in loan funds was involved.
Among the victims was a couple whose home Scalzo had pledged as collateral for one of the fraudulent loans and then allowed to go into foreclosure.
Scalzo pled guilty to one count of bank fraud and one count of money laundering scheme. He faced up to 30 years for the bank fraud offense and up to 20 years on the money laundering count; he was sentenced to 35 months in prison and three years supervised release. Scalzo is currently out of prison after serving 27 months.
*The ACFE does not compensate convicted fraudsters.
First to Uncover Corruption Within FIFA
Andrew Jennings has been chasing bad men around the world for more than three decades. The 1980s were spent investigating the curious relationship between London's top gangster and the city's top detective. Jennings made a one-hour documentary but the BBC refused to show it. He resigned and, with Paul Greengrass (United 93, The Bourne Ultimatum, more Bournes), remade it in 1986 for Granada TV's World In Action programme. That brought the first award.
Next he went digging into the Sicilian Mafia – and filming nose-to-nose with the Mob in Palermo as they exported tons of heroin to England and America. This was essential preparation for his next investigation: the International Olympic Committee.
Since March 2003 Jennings has been the only reporter in the world banned from FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s press conferences. FOUL!, his book about FIFA corruption, has now been published in 15 languages despite efforts by Mr. Blatter and FIFA to persuade a Swiss court to issue an injunction prohibiting its sale.
After 20 years elsewhere Jennings was welcomed back into the bosom of the BBC and his first Panorama programme in 2006 had violence and bad language – all off the pitch, by FIFA officials and directed at him. There have been four more since, the most recent on November 29, 2010, days before FIFA voted the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 edition to Qatar.
At other times he’s been traumatised by Syrian artillery in Beirut, charmed by the Sandinistas on the shores of Lake Nicaragua, devoured illicit fistfuls of caviar with Chechen gangsters in the Caucasus mountains and been disgusted by a Utah polygamist parading his five teenage brides in a trailer park at the end of 100 miles of dirt track. The sixth was sulking and wouldn’t come out to be interviewed.
Andrew Jennings has won lots of awards in Europe and America. He writes for media everywhere, tabloid and highbrow, his television films are shown globally, he delivers polemics at academic conferences, contributes peer-reviewed essays to academic publications and urges journalism students to write investigations stylishly and humorously.
Dauntless digger: Journalist exposes FIFA
Fraud Magazine | January/February 2017
How a curmudgeonly old reporter exposed the FIFA scandal that toppled Sepp Blatter
Washington Post | June 3, 2015
Author, Why They Do It: Inside the Mind of the White-Collar Criminal
Jakurski Family Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Eugene Soltes is the Jakurski Family Associate Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School where his research focuses on how individuals and organizations confront and overcome challenging situations. He teaches in several of the school’s executive education programs and was awarded the Charles M. Williams Award for outstanding teaching in 2015.
Soltes’ work on corporate misconduct and fraud culminated in the book Why They Do It: Inside the Mind of the White-Collar Criminal, which was described by Kirkus Reviews as “a groundbreaking study” on white-collar criminality. The book explores why often wealthy and successful executives engage in deception. The investigation draws on more than seven years of interaction with nearly 50 of the most high-profile former executives responsible for the most significant corporate crimes. The book refutes popular explanations of why seemingly successful executives engage in fraud and instead shows that most executives make decisions the way we all do—on the basis of intuitions and gut feelings. The trouble, Soltes shows, is that these gut feelings are often poorly suited for the modern business world and often lead to the harmful acts that we so often read about in the news.
At the organizational level, Soltes examines how firms voluntarily disclose information to investors, employees, regulators and the media. This research has been published in leading finance, accounting and economics journals and resulted in numerous awards including the Hillcrest Behavioral Finance Award, California Corporate Finance Conference, and the Financial Research Association Best Paper Award.
Soltes and his work have been widely quoted by the media including in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Economist, Bloomberg and USA Today.
Prior to joining the faculty of the Harvard Business School, Soltes received his PhD and MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and his AM in statistics and AB in economics from Harvard University.
Criminal business executives just don’t get why they’re in jail
The Washington Post | December 9, 2016
A Harvard Professor Studied Infamous White-Collar Criminals. Here's What He Learned.
Fortune | October 11, 2016
Eugene Soltes on Why They Do It
Counterpunch | October 13, 2016
Letters from Prison
Harvard Magazine | November-December 2016
Body Language Expert
Cliff Lansley is a psychologist and head of the real-life ‘Lie to Me - Lightman Group’, which is part of the Emotional Intelligence Academy (EIA) Group. The EIA Group international team works with a range of military, intelligence, security, commercial, fraud and police agencies in the fight against terrorists and fraudsters. He is also Managing Director of Paul Ekman International plc (PEI). PEI specializes in using reliable science in developing and delivering programs in emotional awareness and deception.
He was featured as the Behavioral Analyst Expert for ITV’s documentary "Lying Game – Crimes that Fooled Britain" and also with BBC and Discovery. He has worked with police, security and other personnel from military, airport, intelligence and commercial sector organizations in more than 20 countries across all continents.
Physician and U.S. Veterans Affairs Whistleblower
Dr. Samuel Foote worked as a physician in the Phoenix Veterans Administration Medical Center for nearly 23 years before he began noticing questionable procedures beginning in December of 2012. He saw a disconnect between the waiting times that the director was bragging about and the actual reports of patients. Relying on trusted contacts inside the organization, he pieced together the various scams that the administrators were using to falsify waiting times. He discovered that they, along with the Veterans Integrated Service Network directors and some Washington officials, could receive bonuses paid for by the lives of 293 veterans at the Phoenix center who died while waiting for care.
He brought his concerns to the attention of the Veteran Affairs (VA) Office of Inspector General. They sent out a team from San Diego, but they said that there was nothing they could do. After retiring in December 2013, he wrote letters to members of the U.S. Congress and went to the media with his story in hopes of forcing the VA’s hand. His diligence in exposing the story and the corruption leading to patient deaths led to a full congressional investigation and the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, along with VA Chief of Staff Dr. Randy Petzel. Dr. Foote called for the removal of all five members of the Phoenix leadership team and the Chief of Health Administrative Services.
Global Head, Financial Crime Threat Mitigation, HSBC
Former Director, FinCEN
Jennifer Calvery is the Global Head of Financial Crime Threat Mitigation (FCTM) at HSBC. She has been instrumental in setting up and leading FCTM, which protects the bank from financial crime risk by harnessing intelligence, advanced analytics, technology, investigations and public-private partnerships.
Prior to joining HSBC in 2016, Calvery served as the Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). As Director, she oversaw FinCEN’s work to protect the U.S. financial system from money laundering and other forms of illicit financial activity and to advance U.S. national security interests. While at FinCEN, Calvery led efforts to create critical systems to receive and maintain financial transactions data and to analyze and disseminate that data for law enforcement purposes.
Previously, Calvery worked at the Department of Justice (DOJ) where she ultimately served as the Chief of the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section. During her 15-year career at the DOJ, she focused on combating money laundering and organized crime.
Procurement Integrity Consulting Services, LLC
Tom Caulfield has more than 38 years of government service, including the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Air Force, the National Reconnaissance Office and the Central Intelligence Agency. He ended his government service when he retired in 2015 as the Executive Director for the CIGIE Training Institute. During his government service, his assignments included a full range of responsibilities at both the senior executive and program management levels in law enforcement, criminal investigations, anti-fraud strategies, white-collar crime investigations, polygraph, counter-intelligence, internal oversight, and professional development and training. Today, Caulfield is the co-owner of Procurement Integrity Consulting Services, LLC, a company specializing in developing, assessing and structuring strategies to assure contracting integrity.
As a member of BKD Forensics & Valuation Services division, Jeremy Clopton leads the Big Data & Analytics and Digital Forensics practices. He specializes in data analytics with applications in fraud prevention and detection, risk assessment and business intelligence. Clopton has experience using ACL, IDEA and Tableau software for analysis, data visualization, visual analytics and dashboard development. Working with both IT and finance/accounting, he frequently assists with data gathering and extraction from accounting systems.
His project experience includes development and implementation of continuous auditing programs for Fortune 500 companies, development of analytics for compliance with anti-bribery and corruption regulations and investigative experience working with criminal justice organizations. Clopton’s industry experience includes all major industries.
Clopton is a frequent speaker on the topics of data analytics, continuous auditing, data visualization and the value data can bring to an organization. He has spoken at global and national conferences, as well as regional and local conferences and webinars. He also contributes to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ Fraud Magazine and a variety of blogs on the topic of data analytics. Clopton is an ACFE Faculty member, leading courses on data analytics for fraud detection.
VP Operations & Business Development
Reed Research Limited
Keith Elliott has been a Licensed Private Investigator in varying capacities for more than 24 years. He has extensive experience with property-casualty, criminal, life, health and disability insurance investigations across Canada and internationally. He has presented evidence and testified in precedent setting cases at the Supreme Court of Ontario and Financial Services Commission of Ontario.
In addition to overseeing the daily operations and company’s development, Elliott is the primary point of contact for many clients. He is regularly asked to provide in-house training to various insurance company staff on the function and use of investigations, surveillance and social media surveillance for insurance purposes.
Director, 21st Century Learning & Consulting
Retired FBI Supervisory Agent for the FBI Academy's Leadership & Communications Unit
Former Supervisory Special Agent (SA) Bret Hood is a 25-year veteran of the FBI. In his time with the FBI, he has been able to work significant and high-profile white-collar, money laundering, public corruption, counterterrorism and organized crime cases. For the last 15 years, Hood has been a master instructor for the FBI. In 2012, he accepted a position to serve as an adjunct professor for the University of Virginia teaching leadership courses to law enforcement executives who attend the FBI National Academy and has developed a number of interactive courses based on the latest adult learning methodologies.
McHard Accounting Consulting, LLC
Janet McHard is the founding partner of McHard Accounting Consulting, LLC, a firm specializing in forensic accounting, fraud prevention and accounting reconstruction. McHard provides assistance, including expert testimony, in the areas of fraud and forensic accounting. She also has experience in database management and class action administration. McHard has received special training in fraud prevention and investigation from the ACFE, the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts and through the University of New Mexico’s Financial Investigators Certificate Program.
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Liseli Pennings is the Training Director for the ACFE. She was a Special Agent with the U.S. Treasury Inspector General's Office for Tax Administration (TIGTA) and was previously a career special agent with the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service. She is a subject matter expert in international investigations and physical security, and was a law enforcement attaché in both Europe and Latin America. Pennings was awarded seven of the U.S. Department of State’s Meritorious Honor Awards, a Superior Honor Award and 4 letters of commendation.
Partner, Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services
Vincent Walden is a Partner at EY specializing in forensic technology, business intelligence and fraud detection analytics. He leads a national team of skilled forensic technology and data mining professionals. With a focus on anti-fraud analytics, forensic data mining, third-party due diligence and electronic discovery services, he has more than 17 years of experience handling the information management, forensic analysis and electronic discovery needs for large scale, complex litigations, investigations and proactive anti-fraud and compliance programs. He has been featured in many publications including Fraud Magazine, Internal Auditor Magazine, Compliance Week, Forbes, The Economist, The FCPA Report, ABC News Online, CNBC, Tech Data, and other leading publications.
About EY’s Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services
Dealing with complex issues of fraud, regulatory compliance and business disputes can detract from efforts to succeed. Better management of fraud risk and compliance exposure is a critical business priority — no matter what the industry sector is. With our more than 4,000 fraud investigation and dispute professionals around the world, we assemble the right multidisciplinary and culturally aligned team to work with you and your legal advisors. We work to give you the benefit of our broad sector experience, our deep subject matter knowledge and the latest insights from our work worldwide.
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BAE Systems helps businesses around the world defend themselves against financial and cybercrime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulation, and transform their operations. We do this using our unique set of solutions, systems, experience and processes - often collecting and analyzing huge volumes of data. This enables us to defend against fraud and financial crime as well as solve complex data problems.
Highly regulated firms rely on Thomson Reuters to identify the hidden risk of doing business with a customer or third party and protect against regulatory & reputational risk. We provide Know Your Customer (KYC) and Know Your Third Party (KY3P) customer identification solutions for any market or organization -- as well as capabilities for client on-boarding, screening software, enhanced due diligence and transaction monitoring – leveraging leading products such as CLEAR and World-Check.
Verafin is a leader in enterprise Fraud Detection and Anti-Money Laundering (FRAML) software with a customer base of over 1200 financial institutions across North America. Its solution uses advanced behavior-based analytics that help financial institutions stay a step ahead of numerous types of fraud as well as the BSA, USA PATRIOT Act, and FACTA compliance landscape. Verafin is the exclusive provider of fraud detection and BSA/AML software for the California Bankers Association, Florida Bankers Association, Massachusetts Bankers Association, Illinois Bankers Association, CUNA Strategic Services, and has industry endorsements in 44 states across the U.S.
ScanWriter simplifies data conversion, automates data collection and dramatically improves your productivity.
ScanWriter streamlines your workflow into the digital age with unparalleled accuracy.
Particularly useful for fraud examiner, ScanWriter digitally captures electronic or scanned documents (such as bank and credit card statements and virtually any type of records) and converts them into Excel in seconds — increasing your effectiveness by 90 percent.
ScanWriter works at hyper speed, uploading at less than10 seconds per page and allows users to enter 1,000+ transactions in just a matter of minutes. ScanWriter helps your organization to increase proficiency by improving the accuracy of data, reducing cost, and avoiding time-consuming mistakes.
Fraud Watch is the premier title reporting on fraud and money laundering in financial services. Providing a daily news service, it publishes contributed articles from industry experts; it reports extensively on the latest compliance requirements, laws and regulatory changes, and gives very wide coverage of the latest court cases, ongoing investigations and fraud threats. It reports on security issues, including data, PCI requirements, systems security, diagnostics and forensics including the cyber threat.
SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative analytics, business intelligence and data management software and services, SAS helps customers at more than 83,000 sites make better decisions faster. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.
Equifax powers the financial future of individuals and organizations around the world. Using the combined strength of unique trusted data, technology and innovative analytics, Equifax has grown from a consumer credit company into a leading provider of insights and knowledge that helps its customers make informed decisions. The company organizes, assimilates and analyzes data on more than 800 million consumers and more than 88 million businesses worldwide, and its databases includes employee data contributed from more than 5,000 employers. Equifax FraudIQTM is a suite of identity verification, authentication, and fraud detection and prevention capabilities that help organizations reduce the cost of fraud, improve customer experience and protect their reputation.
The ACFE is the world's largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with more than 80,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud worldwide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession. Learn more.