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Upcoming events

    • March 05, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Maggiano's at the Domain
    Register

    TOPIC: Financial Crime: Best Practices, Current Trends and Case Studies

    Speaker: Jason Zirkle, CAMS

    Criminal Intelligence Analyst
    Texas Department of Public Safety

    Please note that registration closes on Monday February 26th!


    This month we are co-hosting a program with the Austin Chapter of the IIA.  Please join us for this opportunity of learning and networking with our friends from the IIA.

    Program Description:

    Discussion will include current financial crime trends seen by Texas law enforcement, with a focus on fraud and money laundering. We will also discuss several case studies, including a high-profile Texas Ranger murder investigation which included multiple financial crime schemes (elder abuse / fraud, embezzlement from a nonprofit, estate fraud, etc). We will also cover some best practices when conducting financial crime investigations (from a law enforcement perspective).

    Objectives:

    • Students will be able to identify several best practices for investigating financial crimes
    • Student will understand current fraud & money laundering trends in Texas

    Agenda:
    11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Registration and Lunch
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Presentation

    About the Speaker

    Jason Zirkle, CAMS
    Criminal Intelligence Analyst
    Texas Department of Public Safety


    Mr. Zirkle has been an Intelligence Analyst for fifteen years, first with the Army, and now as a Criminal Intelligence Analyst with the Texas Department of Public Safety for the past six years. He provides case support to Texas Rangers on financial crime investigations throughout the state of Texas, including fraud, money laundering, pubic corruption, theft/embezzlement, identity theft, illegal gambling, and other white-collar crimes. He also provides financial expertise to non-financial criminal cases, including murder investigations, narcotics and gangs, human trafficking, and missing persons.


    Program Level: Basic
    Prerequisites: None
    Advanced Preparation: None required

    Location

    Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant
    10910 Domain Dr #100, Austin, TX 78759

    Directions:

    From MoPac and Braker Lane, turn East on Braker Lane, drive 0.4 miles to Domain Drive on the left. In 0.1 miles, turn left onto Feathergrass Court, and park in the D2 South Parking Garage (free parking) on the right. Walk East about 400 feet to Maggiano's restaurant.

    Registration Prices

    Chapter Members: $20.00
    Non-Members: $30.00
    Registration includes a lunch service.

    The Austin Area Chapter of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is a non-profit organization formed in the State of Texas and registered as a 501 (C) (6) Organization with the IRS.

    The Austin Area Chapter of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org


    Cancellation Policy and No Shows

    If you have registered and/or paid for an event and you need to cancel, you MUST email info@austinacfe.com no later than 5 days prior to the event, unless otherwise indicated in specific event policies, to request a refund and/or cancel your registration. The Chapter must confirm event registrations with the venue within 5 days of the event and any changes after this time period can become a financial cost to the Chapter. Cancellations received less than 5 days prior to events will not be refunded except for exigent circumstances.

    In the event an attendee does not show up to the event, the registration cost will be forfeited. If payment at the door was the selected method, then the attendee will be billed for the full cost of the event. The Chapter reserves the right to bar for future registration any attendees who routinely register and fail to pay and/or attend the event.

    • April 02, 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Maggiano's at the Domain
    Register

    TOPIC: Business Ethics

    Speaker: Andy Fastow

    Former CFO of Enron

    Program Description:
    Mr. Fastow will talk about business ethics, how the ambiguity and complexity of laws and regulations breed opportunity for problematic decisions, and how technology can be used to potentially illuminate such opportunities. 

    Agenda:
    11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Registration and Lunch
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Presentation

    About the Speaker

    Andy Fastow

    Mr. Fastow was the Chief Financial Officer of Enron Corp. from 1998 through 2001, when the company filed for bankruptcy. That bankruptcy destroyed $40 billion of shareholder wealth and retirement savings, caused thousands of people to lose their jobs, and impacted an enormous number of businesses in Houston and elsewhere. In 2004, Mr. Fastow pled guilty to two counts of securities fraud and was sentenced to six years in federal prison. In addition to serving his prison term, Mr. Fastow forfeited more money than he ever earned at Enron…but he is credited as the individual most responsible for helping to recover $6 billion for Enron shareholders.

    Program Level: Basic
    Prerequisites: None
    Advanced Preparation: None required

    Location

    Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant
    10910 Domain Dr #100, Austin, TX 78759

    Directions:

    From MoPac and Braker Lane, turn East on Braker Lane, drive 0.4 miles to Domain Drive on the left. In 0.1 miles, turn left onto Feathergrass Court, and park in the D2 South Parking Garage (free parking) on the right. Walk East about 400 feet to Maggiano's restaurant.

    Registration Prices

    Chapter Members: $20.00
    Non-Members: $30.00
    Registration includes a lunch service.

    The Austin Area Chapter of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is a non-profit organization formed in the State of Texas and registered as a 501 (C) (6) Organization with the IRS.

    The Austin Area Chapter of The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org


    Cancellation Policy and No Shows

    If you have registered and/or paid for an event and you need to cancel, you MUST email info@austinacfe.com no later than 5 days prior to the event, unless otherwise indicated in specific event policies, to request a refund and/or cancel your registration. The Chapter must confirm event registrations with the venue within 5 days of the event and any changes after this time period can become a financial cost to the Chapter. Cancellations received less than 5 days prior to events will not be refunded except for exigent circumstances.

    In the event an attendee does not show up to the event, the registration cost will be forfeited. If payment at the door was the selected method, then the attendee will be billed for the full cost of the event. The Chapter reserves the right to bar for future registration any attendees who routinely register and fail to pay and/or attend the event.

    • April 06, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Norris Conference Center - 618 NW Loop 410 #207, San Antonio, TX 78216

    The San Antonio Chapter of the ACFE is hosting their 11th Annual Fraud Conference on April 6th.  

    Speakers and topics include:

      Featuring: Gregory Coleman

      Former Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation Gregory Coleman is the FBI Special Agent responsible for the criminal investigation of Jordan Belfort. Belfort’s rise to power and subsequent arrest and conviction were chronicled in the movie, “The Wolf of Wall Street”. Coleman is a frequent keynote speaker and guest lecturer on The Wolf of Wall Street investigation as well as topics including international money laundering, risks associated with Bitcoin, and body language and statement analysis. Coleman has spoken to audiences in 14 countries and has significant experience giving presentations utilizing simultaneous translation.

      On January 30, 2015, Mr. Coleman retired from the FBI with over 25 years of experience investigating financial crimes and money laundering in the FBI’s New York City office. During his career, Mr. Coleman specialized in complex market manipulation and international money laundering investigations with a special emphasis on investigations where the proceeds of crime were laundered using offshore shell corporations and trusts. As the case agent in charge of those investigations, Mr. Coleman was responsible for the overall direction of all investigative activities, including the tracing of illicit funds, witness interviews, confidential source development, and document analysis.

      Mr. Coleman is a frequent keynote speaker and guest lecturer on “The Wolf of Wall Street” investigation as well as topics including international money laundering, risks associated with Bitcoin, and the use of body language& statement analysis.

      Presentations:

      • FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs
        • "FBI Threat Briefing"
      • OLLU Assistant Professor Ernesto Ballesteros; Computer Info. Systems and Security
        • “Cyber Security and the Legal Profession”
      • Daniel Torpey - Ernst & Young, LLP
        • Almost Fraud: Conduct Risk Issues in Customer & Supplier Interactions
      • Billy Petty; Heyman & Associates, PLLC
        • “What Does Law Enforcement Need”
      • Joseph Rotunda; Director, Enforcement - Texas State Securities Board
        • "Digitize Everything: From Stocks and Bonds to Lines of Code, Has the Future Finally Arrived
      • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Special Agent Steven Overby
        • "Insider Bank Fraud Schemes"
      • Robert Almonte; Former U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Texas
        • "Patron Saints of the Mexican Underworld"
        • May 22, 2018
        • May 24, 2018

        For more information and registration, please visit the Houston Chapter of the ACFE's web site at: https://houstonacfe.wildapricot.org/event-2753114

      Past events

      February 05, 2018 February 2018 Networking Event with CPE
      January 08, 2018 January Lunch-N-Learn
      December 11, 2017 2017 Fall Seminar
      December 04, 2017 Principles of Fraud Examination
      November 06, 2017 November Lunch-N-Learn
      October 05, 2017 Houston Fraud Conference
      October 02, 2017 October Lunch-N-Learn
      September 11, 2017 September Lunch-N-Learn
      May 19, 2017 2017 IIA Austin Golf Outing
      May 15, 2017 2017 Spring Seminar
      April 21, 2017 San Antonio Chapter's 11th Annual Conference
      April 03, 2017 April Lunch-N-Learn
      March 06, 2017 March Networking Event with CPE
      February 06, 2017 February Lunch-N-Learn
      January 09, 2017 January Lunch-N-Learn
      December 12, 2016 2016 Fall Seminar
      December 05, 2016 ACFE - Principles of Fraud Examination
      November 13, 2016 International Fraud Awareness Week
      November 07, 2016 November Lunch-N-Learn
      October 03, 2016 October Lunch-N-Learn
      September 12, 2016 September Lunch-N-Learn

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