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Corey Weber a Panelist at LA-ACFE Program

Corey Weber will be a panelist for a program presented by the Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (LA-ACFE) titled Bankruptcy: Fraudsters’ Last Stop.  The program will take place on September 28, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Los Angeles Athletic Club.  The panel consisting of Corey Weber, Evan Davis of the United States Attorney’s Office and Jason Rund, a chapter 7 trustee, will discuss fraudulent schemes that end up in bankruptcy cases, as well as bankruptcy fraud that takes place during the bankruptcy case. 

Fraudulent schemes such as Ponzi schemes, real estate fraud and diversion of assets lead to interesting and challenging issues in a bankruptcy case.  Investigating the pre-petition operations and financial condition of the debtor often requires a sophisticated team that works together with the bankruptcy trustee, including forensic accountants, computer forensic experts and attorneys.  The panel will address the process undertaken by bankruptcy trustees and the professionals retained by bankruptcy trustees — including forensic analysis of financial, accounting and tax records, taking Rule 2004 examinations and depositions, obtaining and analyzing evidence — and will discuss specific examples of the issues that have arisen in cases involving pre- and post-bankruptcy fraud.  The presentation will include an interactive discussion with the audience regarding issues that arise in investigating fraud, pursuing claims and interacting with governmental agencies.  The intersection between the investigation and pending governmental investigations or prosecutions lead to issues in determining whether a criminal or civil referral should be made by the trustee, understanding how the criminal referral process works, the impact of prosecution or lack of prosecution on adversary proceedings in a bankruptcy case, interacting with government agencies such as the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the FBI, obtaining documents and assets from the FBI, and issues with the waiver of the pre-petition attorney-client privilege. 

More information on the program and the Los Angeles Chapter of the ACFE is available by clicking here.

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