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Investigators, Prosecutors Combat Financial Fraud
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 23, 2013

SALEM, Ore. – For the 13th consecutive year, a unique financial crimes conference will be held in Oregon.  The Financial Crimes & Digital Evidence Conference has become international in scope, attracting participants from Europe and Asia.  It brings together in the same place at the same time, from multiple jurisdictions, law enforcement investigators and prosecutors, financial institution fraud investigators, and corporate fraud investigators to learn how, through teamwork, to apply the most recent technology to combat financial fraud.  Financial fraud results in billions of dollars of losses annually in the United States and law enforcement officers in Oregon are determined to reduce the harm to consumers and to hold more offenders accountable. 

On Tuesday, September 24, through Thursday, September 26, law enforcement investigators, prosecutors, financial institution fraud investigators, corporate fraud investigators and auditors will gather at the Salem Convention Center to learn how to better investigate and prosecute financial fraud.  The conference will provide investigators and prosecutors who handle financial crimes, and private-sector personnel who assist them in doing so, tools to assist in the detection, investigation and prosecution of financial fraud.  The conference is open to all city, county, state, and federal law enforcement officers and prosecutors; fraud investigators and security officers for financial institutions; internal auditors for public agencies; and private-sector personnel who assist law enforcement in the investigation of financial crimes. 

The seminar will address a variety of topics, including:  (1) digital forensic evidence; (2) the use of financial and digital evidence in solving violent crime; (3) gender based financial crime; (4) identity theft and tax fraud; (5) culturally transient criminals; (6) working with victims of fraud; (7) organized retail fraud; (8) Medicaid fraud and financial exploitation of elders; and (9) state and federal search and seizure legal updates.

“The value of the Financial Crimes & Digital Evidence Conference is reflected in its international audience,” said U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall.  “It supports a continuous need for training in the increasingly sophisticated area of financial fraud and reflects our desire to hold accountable those who victimize our citizens.  The combined training of investigators and prosecutors fosters a team approach and provides immediate tools to better detect, investigate, and prosecute those who commit financial fraud.”

The 2013 Financial Crimes & Digital Evidence Conference is sponsored by the United States Attorney’s Office, the Oregon Department of Justice, the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  For further information, please contact Sean Hoar at sean.hoar@usdoj.gov or visit www.financialcrimesconference.com.

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