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    • Friday, October 14, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Cincinnati Financial Corporation, 6200 South Gilmore Rd, Fairfield OH 45014
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    Speaker: Kevin Horan, Co-Founder, Precision Cellular Analysis

    Topic: Fundamentals of Cellular Record Analysis and Geolocation

    Session Description:

    In this session, investigators will learn basic cellular analysis techniques.  Former Special Agents from the elite FBI CAST program will conduct the session which will include:

    • An introductory case example/study of national significance designed to teach the investigator the significance and possibilities of using cell phone data.  (Example - Boston Bombing case, Gabby Petito, etc.)
    • Overview of basic cell phone technology
    • Discussion of why a cell phone selects a cell tower to communicate with, how towers are configured, and how records of communication events are created.  
    • Discussion of cell phone investigative techniques including:
      • Examples of cell site and sector information, timing advance, drive testing (use of a network survey tool), and tower dumps. 
      • Overview of the legal processes used to obtain cell phone data including how the data, once obtained, can be employed to solve crimes.  
    • Preview of evolving data sets and techniques that are providing significant investigative advancements in the civil and criminal arena.  (Examples include Google location and geofence data, vehicle telematics, social media applications.) 

    CPE: 2 CPE 

    CPE credits are based on a 50-minute hour.  CPE is offered through the ACFE as well as the Accountancy Board of Ohio (sponsor number CPE.00467).  Attendees must attend 100 minutes of the meeting and answer 6 polling questions during the meeting to validate attendance. 

    Learning ObjectivesPromotion of improved fraud detection and deterrence and through expansion of knowledge in relation to the session's topic.

    Prerequisites: None

    Speaker Bio:

    After 26 years of government service, Kevin retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a Supervisory Special Agent for the Cellular Analysis Survey Team (CAST). He has an undergraduate degree from Syracuse University and a law degree from the University of Dayton. Prior to joining the FBI, Kevin was an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office in Dayton, Ohio. During his time there he gained a unique understanding of the legal system, having worked juvenile crimes, preliminary hearings, grand jury and adult felonies as a criminal trial attorney.  After joining the FBI in 1995, he was assigned to the Cincinnati Division, Columbus Resident Agency where he investigated violent crimes, specializing in fugitives and homicides while serving on several task forces.  Given the tactical nature of his work, he was selected as a FBI SWAT team member and later an Assistant Team Leader, having served in that capacity for 22 years (the longest in division history). In 2006 he was chosen to become a founding member of the CAST unit and became a certified expert in the field of cellular record analysis and live tracking of cell phones.  Since that time he has testified over 110 times in state and federal courts in 22 states and has gained national attention in numerous high profile investigations.  As a certified FBI Instructor, Kevin has taught hundreds of law enforcement officers (both nationally and internationally) how to interpret, analyze and plot cellular records.  As a FBI CAST Supervisor, Kevin managed 26 CAST agents between Ohio and California ensuring that critical, often lifesaving information was provided to police and prosecutors in a timely fashion.  Kevin is the recipient of multiple law enforcement awards and honors, most notably the FBI Director’s Award for Distinguished Service to the Law Enforcement Community

    Active, full-time students majoring in criminal justice, law, or business degrees may attend meetings for free. Email swohacfe@gmail.com to register.

    • Wednesday, November 16, 2022
    • Thursday, November 17, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Virtual


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    Day 1: November 16th, 12-4:30pm Eastern (Session 1)

    Speaker: Traci Brown, Fraud-Busting Body Language Expert

    Topic: Liar Liar Pants on Fire

    Session Description:

    In this fast-paced, interactive keynote, Traci teaches the lie, fraud, and identity theft detection skills she’s used to get to the truth in billion-dollar business deals, crimes, and politics.

    Attendees will quit second-guessing their instincts and immediately tell fact from fiction, when Traci teaches them:

    • Nine telltale signs that a person is lying
    • How to quickly uncover the truth
    • How to keep nefarious people from making them a victim

    CPE: 4 CPE 

    Learning ObjectivesPromotion of improved fraud detection and deterrence and through expansion of knowledge in relation to the session's topic.

    Prerequisites: None

    Speaker Bio:

    Traci Brown has trained in the body language of deception detection right alongside the country’s top law enforcement.  Traci is ranked the #5 body language expert in the world for 2022. Traci is a past president of the National Speaker’s Association Colorado Chapter and the author of four books including her latest,  How to Detect Lies, Fraud and Identity Theft.  Traci is also the Executive Producer of a new TV series, Truth, Lies and Coverups.  Traci earned her Certified Speaking Professional designation in 2020.  Traci holds a degree in business from the University of Colorado. She is a three-time US Collegiate Cycling Champion and former member of Team USA. She is a certified master practitioner of Neuro Linguistics, Hypnosis, and Hawaiian Huna.

    Day 2: November 17th, 12-4:30pm Eastern

    Session 2: November 17th, 12-1:00pm Eastern

    Speaker: Mason Wilder, ACFE Research Manager

    TopicDeepfakes: An Increasing Threat with Wide-Ranging Implications

    Session Description:The advent of deepfake technology, or the manipulation of images, video, or audio using artificial intelligence, prompted many well-founded and wide-ranging concerns for society, including implications for the anti-fraud profession. This presentation will cover the current capabilities and applications of deepfake technology from an anti-fraud perspective to help fraud examiners understand the risks associated with the technology, as well as how to address those risks and prepare for future impacts.

    CPE: 1 CPE 

    Learning ObjectivesPromotion of improved fraud detection and deterrence and through expansion of knowledge in relation to the session's topic.

    Prerequisites: None

    Speaker Bio:

    Mason Wilder is the research manager for the ACFE. In this role, he manages the creation and updates of ACFE materials for continuing professional education, assists in the planning of all ACFE live-training events, works on research initiatives such as the Report to the Nations and benchmarking reports, conducts trainings, writes for all ACFE publications, and responds to member and media requests.

    Prior to joining the ACFE, Wilder worked in corporate security intelligence and investigations at several companies over a decade, specializing in background and due diligence investigations, as well as intelligence analysis for international physical security and crisis response. He earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.

    Session 3: November 17th, 1:15-2:15pm Eastern

    Speakers: Robert W. Lashway, Andrew T. Taffurelli, and Marni J. Kaufman, Floyd Advisory

    Topic: SEC AAER Year in Review - Observations and Lessons Learned

    Session Description:In this session, Floyd Advisory will provide a summary of the major findings and observations related to the SEC’s Accounting and Auditing Enforcement Releases (AAERs) for the year ended September 30, 2022. Floyd Advisory will discuss the key facts, notable trends over the past few years, and material events. Additionally, they will talk about a few of the most significant releases in FY2022 and their observations, insights, and lessons learned.

    CPE: 1 CPE 

    Learning ObjectivesPromotion of improved fraud detection and deterrence and through expansion of knowledge in relation to the session's topic.

    Prerequisites: None

    Speaker Bios:

    Robert W. Lashway

    ROBERT LASHWAY, CPA, CFF, ABV is a Partner at Floyd Advisory. Mr. Lashway has significant experience advising executive management, company boards, and their counsel on a broad range of accounting, financial reporting, and business valuation matters. Mr. Lashway has worked both in a dispute advisory role as well as performing fraud and financial investigations for clients across numerous industries.

    Examples of Mr. Lashway’s experience in dispute advisory include postM&A disputes (i.e. working capital and earnout disputes), commercial disputes, damages analyses, and matters involving the valuation of privatelyheld businesses. In fraud and financial investigations, Mr. Lashway has experience with SEC and DOJ investigations of public registrants, internal investigations, whitecollar defense, financial reporting matters, and corporate governance matters. Mr. Lashway has also assisted several SECregistrants on large multiyear financial statement restatements resulting from such investigations.

    Prior to joining Floyd Advisory LLC, Mr. Lashway was a Director with Alvarez & Marsal in their Dispute Analysis and Forensics group and in the Financial & Economic Consulting practice of Huron Consulting Group. Mr. Lashway started his career in the audit and assurance practice of Arthur Andersen.

    Mr. Lashway also volunteers his time and financial skills to several local non-profits including the Greater Boston Legal Services, where he serves on its board and finance committee. Mr. Lashway also volunteers at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston and serves on various leadership committees in the organization.

    Andrew T. Taffurelli

    ANDREW TAFFURELLI, CPA, CFF, CGMA, is a Senior Manager at Floyd Advisory. He has extensive experience in various forensic accounting matters including internal investigations, and legal disputes involving financial litigation, alternative dispute resolutions and insurance claims. In addition, he has performed a wide-range of financial and accounting analyses for clients with a technical accounting focus in U.S. GAAP, and has been retained by organizations to assess vulnerabilities to various types of fraud and compliance risks.

    He has worked with a variety of public and private clients across several industries including financial services, real estate, manufacturing, retail and consumer goods, not-for-profits and healthcare, and the Am Law 100 and leading boutique law firms that serve them.

    Prior to joining Floyd Advisory, Mr. Taffurelli worked for over five years in Grant Thornton’s Forensic Advisory Services Practice, and four years in EY’s Financial Assurance Healthcare Practice. Prior to beginning his career, he graduated from Long Island University with a focus in accounting and criminal justice.

    Marni J. Kaufman

    MARNI KAUFMAN, CPA, CFE, ABV is a Senior Manager at Floyd Advisory. She has an array of practical experience that includes financial statements audits of public and private corporate clients and investment funds, as well as providing accounting advisory and financial analysis services. Mrs. Kaufman’s experience also includes both international and domestic financial accounting and financial reporting matters. While at Floyd Advisory, Mrs. Kaufman has assisted on consulting engagements related to analyzing complex financial transactions and records, postacquisition disputes involving significant accounting, contractual, and financial reporting analysis, accounting investigations, and preparing financial forecasts.

    Prior to joining Floyd Advisory, Mrs. Kaufman was an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers where she performed financial statement audits in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS), ensuring compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Mrs. Kaufman also tested corporate financial controls spanning operations in multiple countries, identified operational risk, and ensured overall compliance to stated policy and regulatory guidelines.

    Mrs. Kaufman graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts. Mrs. Kaufman is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

    Session 4: November 17th, 2:30-4:30pm Eastern

    Speaker: Joseph Grmovsek: Former Inside Trader and Former Securities Lawyer

    Topic: Collared: Information Protection and White-Collar Crime Prevention Through a Focus on A Crime’s Unforeseeable Personal Consequences

    Session Description:

    Joseph's talk will touch upon the often tragic and unforeseeable consequences of ethical breaches as well as how to better protect the asset that is information by examining how he and his partner-in-crime obtained enough of it from unwitting professionals to allow them to trade with inside information in over 120 separate deals spanning fifteen years before discovery, imprisonment … and suicide.

    CPE: 2 Ethics CPEs (Approved ACFE Ethics/Ohio PSR Ethics credit)

    Learning ObjectivesPromotion of improved fraud detection and deterrence and through expansion of knowledge in relation to the session's topic.

    Prerequisites: None

    Speaker Bio:

    Joseph Grmovsek is a former corporate lawyer, reformed white-collar criminal, and subject of the educational-documentary film “Collared."  Joseph served time in two maximum security prisons and four jails, and is the first and still only person in Canadian history to serve a federal sentence of imprisonment for insider trading. 

    *CPE credits are based on a 50-minute hour.  CPE is offered through the ACFE as well as the Accountancy Board of Ohio (sponsor number CPE.00467). 


    • Friday, December 09, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Virtual Only
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    Speaker: Greg Dunlavey, Supervising Investigator New York County District Attorney’s Office

    Topic: Cryptocurrency Crime for Non-Techies

    CPE: 2 CPE

    CPE credits are based on a 50-minute hour.  CPE is offered through the ACFE as well as the Accountancy Board of Ohio (sponsor number CPE.00467).  Attendees must attend 50 minutes of the meeting and answer 3 polling questions during the meeting to validate attendance. 

    Learning ObjectivesPromotion of improved fraud detection and deterrence and through expansion of knowledge in relation to the session's topic.

    Prerequisites: None


    Active, full-time students majoring in criminal justice, law, or business degrees may attend meetings for free. Email swohacfe@gmail.com to register.



    • Friday, February 10, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Cincinnati Financial Corporation, 6200 South Gilmore Rd, Fairfield OH 45014

    Speaker: Susan Willeke, Education & Communications Administrator, Ohio Ethics Commission

    Topic: The Ohio Ethics Law: Just the Facts (of Jaw-Dropping Investigations)

    CPE: 2 Ethics CPE (valid for ACFE and Ohio CPAs for PSR/Ethics, pending approval)

    CPE credits are based on a 50-minute hour.  CPE is offered through the ACFE as well as the Accountancy Board of Ohio (sponsor number CPE.00467).  Attendees must attend 100 minutes of the meeting and answer 6 polling questions during the meeting to validate attendance. 

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand how to identify and avoid acting on potential conflicts of interest
    • Understand definition of public contracts and ethics prohibitions related to public   contracts
    • Identify potential post-employment requirements
    • Learn about general assistance available from the Ohio Ethics Commission to understand and comply with the Ohio Ethics Law

    Prerequisites: None

    Speaker Bio:

    Susan Willeke, Education & Communications Administrator, Ohio Ethics Commission

    Susan Willeke is an accomplished government-relations professional with more than 30 years’ experience in public affairs, communication, and public speaking.  Susan joined the Ohio Ethics Commission in 2005 as the Education and Communications Manager where she oversees and conducts educational and communication outreach.  In that position, Susan presents approximately 200 speeches annually, develops information strategies regarding agency programs and represents the Ethics Commission to Ohio citizens, the media, and the Ohio legislature. Prior to joining the Commission, Susan served in the communications office at the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and as a legislative aide in the Ohio House of Representatives. 

    Active, full-time students majoring in criminal justice, law, or business degrees may attend meetings for free. Email swohacfe@gmail.com to register.

    • Friday, March 10, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Cincinnati Financial Corporation, 6200 South Gilmore Rd, Fairfield OH 45014

    Speaker: Pending Confirmation

    TopicPending Confirmation

    CPE: 1 CPE 

    CPE credits are based on a 50-minute hour.  CPE is offered through the ACFE as well as the Accountancy Board of Ohio (sponsor number CPE.00467).  Attendees must attend 50 minutes of the meeting and answer 3 polling questions during the meeting to validate attendance. 

    Learning ObjectivesTBD

    Prerequisites: None

    Speaker Bio:

    TBD

    Active, full-time students majoring in criminal justice, law, or business degrees may attend meetings for free. Email swohacfe@gmail.com to register.

    • Friday, April 14, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Cincinnati Financial Corporation, 6200 South Gilmore Rd, Fairfield OH 45014

    Speaker: Pending Confirmation

    TopicPending Confirmation

    CPE: 1 CPE 

    CPE credits are based on a 50-minute hour.  CPE is offered through the ACFE as well as the Accountancy Board of Ohio (sponsor number CPE.00467).  Attendees must attend 50 minutes of the meeting and answer 3 polling questions during the meeting to validate attendance. 

    Learning ObjectivesTBD

    Prerequisites: None

    Speaker Bio:

    TBD

    Active, full-time students majoring in criminal justice, law, or business degrees may attend meetings for free. Email swohacfe@gmail.com to register.

    • Friday, May 12, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Cincinnati Financial Corporation, 6200 South Gilmore Rd, Fairfield OH 45014

    Speaker:  Pierre M. Rivolta, Ph.D., CFE; Associate Professor Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Mount St. Joseph University

    TopicExplaining Fraud and Other Financial Crimes: Can Criminological Theories Help?

    CPE: 1 CPE 

    CPE credits are based on a 50-minute hour.  CPE is offered through the ACFE as well as the Accountancy Board of Ohio (sponsor number CPE.00467).  Attendees must attend 50 minutes of the meeting and answer 3 polling questions during the meeting to validate attendance. 

    Learning ObjectivesPromotion of improved fraud detection and deterrence and through expansion of knowledge in relation to the session's topic.

    Prerequisites: None

    Speaker Bio: 

    Dr. Pierre Rivolta (CFE) is an Associate Professor in the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department at Mount St. Joseph University. A native of France, Pierre earned a B.S. in Forensic Science and an M.Law in Criminal Justice from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. He holds a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. Pierre’s primary teaching interests are the administration of justice and economic criminality. His scholarly pursuits center on the evaluation of pre-trial and post-conviction programs for special offender groups. More recently, Pierre has developed research interests in the nexus of fraud examination and education. Pierre currently serves on the ACFE Higher Education Initiative Committee.

    Active, full-time students majoring in criminal justice, law, or business degrees may attend meetings for free. Email swohacfe@gmail.com to register.

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