“In this day and age, if anybody’s serious about this profession, this is a minimal requirement to stay one step ahead of a fraudster. Because things are changing so rapidly, that if you try to do your job in auditing or accounting…you’re so out of date. Unless you come to hear from the experts on emerging trends, you’re not going to be effective.” - Laura McInerney, CFE, Turn Key OfficeRead More
“The reason why I’m not in Austin now is that we had to bring down another government,” said Bastian Obermayer during the Tuesday morning session. Obermayer is a Pulitzer Prize-winning German investigative journalist with the Munich-based newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and the reporter who received the Panama Papers from an anonymous source. He’s the recipient of the ACFE’s Guardian Award. Obermayer continued to tell attendees about his work reporting on a former Austrian politician’s alleged collusion with a rich niece of a Russian oligarch close to Vladimir Putin.Read More
Theranos whistleblower and ACFE Sentinel Award winner. Shultz retold how he discovered the fraud at Theranos and his tense meeting with Theranos lawyers at his grandfather’s (George Shultz, Former Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget) home.
“As soon as my grandfather is out of earshot, my step-grandmother is actually there, and she turns to me and goes, ‘Henry Kissinger thinks it’s all fake. He thinks the box doesn’t exist,’ “ said Shultz. “And I was like, ‘Yes! Why is nobody listening to Henry Kissinger right now?!”Read More
"Ask yourself, do I have a playbook for fraud where it's no fault of ours, but because our data is out there on the internet, somebody can impersonate us," said Theresa Payton, former White House Chief Information Officer and Cybersecurity Authority at the 30th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference.Read More
ACFE President and CEO Bruce Dorris, J.D., CFE, CPA, opened the 30th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference on Monday and highlighted the incredible stories of the keynote speakers who stepped up and stood out in their fight against fraud.Read More