Presented by Vic Hartman
Free for Current (2023) Members of the Albany ACFE Chapter
$25.00 for Non-Members of the Albany ACFE Chapter
Event begins at 1:00 pm and ends at 3:00 pm.
Location: Zoom Virtual Meeting
A Link to the event will be emailed to each participant on or before Friday, June 16, 2023.
Registration will be open until 4:00 pm on Friday, June 16, 2023. If you have any questions, please email AlbanyACFE@aol.com.
This course uses the federal prosecution of celebrities Todd & Julie Chrisley (reality television stars on Chrisley Knows Best) to provide instruction on forensic investigations. The instructor is a former FBI Agent, attorney, and CPA that uses his expertise to provide invaluable observations to forensic practitioners. Participants will gain insights into the various facets of this complex and illicit fact pattern of two celebrities and their complicit accountant. The case has abundant examples of wire, bank, and tax fraud and the various conspiracies of the defendants. The case showcases how the FBI and federal prosecutors obtained convictions.
Highlights of the Presentation
- A prosecution of TV celebrities
- The criminal charges involved in the case
- Strategies for complex investigations
- Working with whistleblowers, informants, and cooperating witnesses
- Managing emotions in high stake cases
- To demonstrate the handling of a celebrity prosecution
- To explore issues involved in criminal prosecution
- To understand the mindset of whistleblowers
- To show the connectivity of wire, bank, tax and fraud, and the related conspiracy theory of liability
- To explore how forensic professionals should approach high-profile cases
Vic is a retired Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation having served 25 years in various capacities including a “street agent,” executive management, and Chief Division Counsel. For most of his career he was a squad supervisor responsible for complex investigations involving bank fraud, white-collar crime, and corruption. He played leadership roles in both the Enron and WorldCom investigations.
Vic is an attorney and CPA and holds various credentials relating to fraud and forensic accounting. Vic founded The Hartman Firm specializing in Internal Investigations, Forensic Accounting, and Fraud Mitigation Consulting in Atlanta, Georgia. He represents whistleblowers and has been a court appointed Receiver and Examiner.
Vic is an international speaker on the topic of fraud, an adjunct Professor at Georgia State University where he teaches a Masters’ level forensic accounting course, is the author of the book, The Honest Truth About Fraud: A Retired FBI Agent Tells All, and provides continuing education courses for attorneys, accountants, and fraud examiners. Vic is also a past president of the Georgia Chapter of ACFE.
Registration fees will not be refunded for cancellations made after June 16, 2023.