2019 14th Annual Fraud Summit

Join us for the 14th Annual Fraud Summit on campus at the University of Texas at Dallas! The Workshops are 8 hours CPE each and the Conference is 8 hours CPE. Pricing remains the same. Discounts are available for the workshops and/or the conference if you register by February 15th, 2019!


Thursday Workshops- 3/28/2019

Attendees choose one workshop: Price: Individual:  $350 per person ($275 discounted rate by February 15th), Group of 4 or more $250

Mindset of a Fraudster – Nathan Mueller

Nathan Mueller was an accountant for a division of a multinational insurance company. Over a period of four years he embezzled $8.45 million from the company. In this workshop, a fraudster discusses how the fraud was hidden, recounts the remarkable events that led to its detection, and outlines the prevention steps that could have prevented this fraud in the first place.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize internal control weaknesses that could be exploited by accounting personnel
  • Adopt effective fraud prevention strategies
  • Implement effective fraud detection strategies
  • Identify and understand concepts of fraud red flag indicators and apply them to professional judgment in auditing, accounting and governance situations.

No prerequisites required. 8 CPE offered.

Through the Eyes of a Whistleblower – William K. Black and Richard Bowen

In 2011, a vice president and chief underwriter at a leading financial services firm in the United States had been witnessing fraud, as the company bought billions of dollars in mortgage loans from external lenders that did not meet corporate policy. This resulted in the sale of pools of loans that were considerably defective and thus likely to default. After reporting the mortgage defects, notifying and working closely with the whistleblower’s direct supervisor to stop the purchase of defective loans, leaving anonymous tips on the FBI’s and the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s websites, and receiving threats from two superiors who demanded false reporting of results, the shy and conflict-avoidant whistleblower had to decide who to tell about the fraud, and how.

This case study gives participants the opportunity to recommend how the whistleblower should proceed based on their analysis of the stakeholders involved. Within the case, participants are also briefly exposed to legislation and bodies pertinent to whistleblowing in the United States, including the Dodd-Frank Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and the SEC Office of the Whistleblower.

Learning Objectives

  • Analyze stakeholders’ motivations to prepare counter-arguments to the resistance one might encounter when reporting unethical behavior
  • Write a script for who to tell, how, and why
  • Discuss how incentive structures, management, and culture play roles in promoting or hindering ethical behavior in organizations
  • Identify behaviors that help a whistle-blower be effective
  • Gain experience resolving ethical dilemmas in which two values may conflict, such as professional duty and personal ethics

 No prerequisites required. 8 CPE offered.


Friday Conference-3/29/2019

Price through February 15th: $275 early registration discount per person. If four or more are registering from the same organization, the price drops to $250 per person! Price from February 23rd to March 22nd: $350 per person.

Keynote Speakers:

 

Nathan Mueller: A fraudster turned changed man, Nathan Mueller brings a personal take on what goes through the mind of a fraudster. An accountant, and formerly licensed CPA, Nathan stole $8.5 million and served 5 ½ years for his crimes. His commentary and story have been featured at numerous conferences. Nathan also co-authored “Lessons from an $8 Million Fraud” in the Journal of Accountancy which won the prestigious Lawler Award as the article of the year for 2015.

 

 

 

William K. Black, JD, PhD: During the savings and loan crisis, it was Black who accused then-house speaker Jim Wright and five US Senators of doing favors for the S&L’s in exchange for contributions and other perks. The senators got off with a slap on the wrist, but so enraged was one of those bankers, Charles Keating — after whom the senate’s so-called “Keating Five” were named — he sent a memo that read, in part, ‘get Black — kill him dead.’ Black authored the book The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One and is currently a professor at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

 

 

Registration discount period ends February 15th and space is limited!

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