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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Oregon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Investigators, Prosecutors Combat Financial Fraud


International Audience of Professionals Meet and Discuss Strategies Fighting Crimes of Financial Fraud

SALEM, Ore. – For the 14th consecutive year, a unique financial crimes conference was held in Oregon this week. The Financial Crimes Digital Evidence Conference has become international in scope, attracting participants in past years from Europe and Asia. It brings together law enforcement investigators and prosecutors, financial institution fraud investigators, and corporate fraud investigators to learn how 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.

Beginning on Tuesday, September 9, through Thursday, September 11, law enforcement investigators, prosecutors, financial institution fraud investigators, corporate fraud investigators and auditors have gathered at the Salem Convention Center to learn how to better investigate and prosecute financial fraud. The conference provides 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 address a variety of topics, including: (1) trends in online fraud; (2) the emerging role of law enforcement in response to data breaches; (3) social media investigations; (4) mortgage fraud; (5) digital and virtual currency; (6) consumer fraud schemes; (7) credit card fraud; (8) social security disability fraud, (9) financial exploitation of elders; and (10) 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 2014 Financial Crimes Digital Evidence Conference is sponsored by the United States Attorney’s Office, the Oregon Department of Justice, and the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.

For further information, please contact Donna Maddux at 503-727-1000 or visit www.financialcrimesconference.com.

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