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Detection and Prosecution of Ponzi Schemes - ACFE DC

Charles Ponzi came to America’s shores during 1903 and eventually became known for the investment scheme he concocted which paid out returns to investors, using later investors’ money.


A number of notorious Ponzi schemes were flushed out following the Fall 2008 financial crisis.  Investor victims sought to redeem their investments at the same time, collapsing the delicate house of cards that each Ponzi operator had created.  This resulted in billions of dollars in victim losses.


During this training, you will have the opportunity to hear from H. David Kotz, the former Inspector General of the SEC, Harry Markopolos, who detected and repeatedly warned the SEC about the Madoff investment scam, James Conversano, a consultant to the SEC and noted financial industry expert, and a prosecutor from the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division’s Fraud Section. The speakers will cover a number of important areas and topics relative to the operation and detection of Ponzi and similar investment schemes, along with the prosecution of these frauds.


Join us on September 12, 2012 for a training session worth 5 hours CPE credits.  Please note that registration opens at 10:30am for an event that starts at 11am. 


Key topics to be discussed will be:

  • Overview of Ponzi and other current investment fraud schemes
  • Resulting investigations/prosecutions and the many challenges that they pose
  • Regulatory and criminal enforcement options
  • Whistleblower developments
  • Data and risk analysis in fraud prevention
  • Ongoing trends


Who should attend:

  • Certified Fraud Examiners and other anti-fraud specialists
  • Forensic accountants and auditors
  • Internal and independent auditors
  • Criminal investigators from local, state and federal agencies
  • Internal and independent auditors, lawyers, prosecutors and other professionals


DATE:  Tuesday – September 12, 2012


TIME:  10:30AM – 4:30PM (training starts promptly at 11:00AM)


LOCATION:     Patton Boggs Law Firm

2550 M Street, NW

Washington, DC 20037


COST:  (includes lunch and snack)

  • Chapter Members $45
  • Non Chapter Members $55

 CPE Credits:

  • This course offers an opportunity to earn five (5) continuing professional education credits.

Document Name File Size Added By Date
v.1Conversano Current Trends in Ponzi Schemes.pdf (974k) Gregory Paige Sep 16, 2012, 6:49 PM
v.1Glenn Leon Press Release Handout.pdf (714k) Gregory Paige  Sep 16, 2012, 6:49 PM
v.1Glenn PPT ACFE.pdf (688k) Gregory Paige, Sep 16, 2012, 6:50 PM
v.1Kotz PPT Lessons Learned.pdf (1113k) Gregory Paige Sep 16, 2012, 6:50 PM
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