Monday, June 18 | 10:15-11:30 AM
Recommended Prerequisite: Working knowledge of fraud and fraud schemes; some understanding of white-collar crime
Field of Study: Behavioral Ethics
This session begins with a discussion of Edwin Sutherland’s 1939 description of white-collar criminality and how applicable the concept remains today. It will delve into the ethics and psychology of white-collar criminals using case studies and analysis of fraudsters’ character and motivations. Models of criminology, along with the roles that narcissism, sociopathy and greed play in fraud are addressed. The session will include excerpts from ACFE video interviews with Roomy Khan and Nathan Mueller, along with an interview of “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli — three convicted fraudsters who illustrate important clues to finding and preventing fraud.
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Michael Pocalyko is CEO of SI, a Washington D.C.-based professional services firm and government contractor in the information technology, cybersecurity, investigations and intelligence sectors, concentrating in fraud, corruption, corporate board-level inquiries, international financial investigations and white-collar crime. A decorated Navy pilot and retired commander, he previously chaired the boards of Erdevel Europa in Luxembourg and Saudi Arabia, TherimuneX Pharmaceuticals and Advanced Environmental Resources, Inc. An experienced corporate director of both NASDAQ publicly-listed and private corporations, he was audit committee chairman at Herley Industries and Challenger Corporation, and is a Sarbanes-Oxley audit committee financial expert.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Michael Greelis, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist in Fairfax County, Virginia. He has been in private practice for 25 years, using techniques of interpersonal, cognitive and existential psychotherapy. He is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and earned his doctorate from George Mason University, specializing in community and agency counseling. He has worked clinically with serious mental illness, psychological trauma, behavioral problems involving oppositional behavior and conduct issues, family conflict, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety disorders.
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