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Hosted by a former white-collar federal criminal investigator, this bi-weekly podcast seeks to find the best tools, practices, opportunities, and people to answer your questions about fraud and forensic accounting. Every episode is a conversation with an expert in the fraud or forensic accounting industry who has a story to tell, ideas and wisdom to share, successes to inspire, and failures to confess. Where can you find the right credentials for your career? Where can you find the right training for you and where you want to be? What opportunities exist in the anti-fraud industry? What software or technology is available to help you in your career? If you are asking these questions, this podcast is for you.

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Hosted by a former white-collar federal criminal investigator, this bi-weekly podcast seeks to find the best tools, practices, opportunities, and people to answer your questions about fraud and forensic accounting. Every episode is a conversation with an expert in the fraud or forensic accounting industry who has a story to tell, ideas and wisdom to share, successes to inspire, and failures to confess. Where can you find the right credentials for your career? Where can you find the right training for you and where you want to be? What opportunities exist in the anti-fraud industry? What software or technology is available to help you in your career? If you are asking these questions, this podcast is for you.

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Episodes
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064 - IRS Whistleblower - Robert Nordlander

4/24/2023
An unnamed IRS-Criminal Investigation supervisory special agent is making headlines about the politicization of the Department of Justice. The whistleblower is seeking advice from the United States Congress to disclose what he (assuming it is a he) knows regarding preferential treatment of the Department of Justice. In this episode, I discuss the role of IRS-Criminal Investigation, the role of a supervisory special agent, the uniqueness of the whistleblowing act, the laws that hamper disclosing tax and grand jury information, and my why this is unchartered territory with IRS-CI. Support the Show.

Duration:00:23:53

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063 - From FBI Forensic Accountant to CEO - Leah Wietholter

4/10/2023
Leah Wietholter is a CPA, CFE, Private Investigator, and CEO of Workman Forensics, a forensic accounting firm in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She started her career at the FBI, went to a CPA firm, and then later started her own firm. https://www.workmanforensics.com/ https://open.spotify.com/show/5XIzhOCoLSoFG1r4IrJ1Lf In this episode we discuss: Support the Show.

Duration:00:47:00

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062 - Fighting Elder Abuse with Forensic Accounting - Karen Webber

3/13/2023
Karen Webber is a CPA, CFE, and the founder of FraudFindr.com, a software company specializing in fighting financial exploitation of elderly persons. She is currently a partner at The Bonadio Group. https://fraudfindr.com/ https://www.bonadio.com/our-people/karen-webber In this episode, we discuss: Support the Show.

Duration:00:32:14

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061 - Fraud Examinations in Bankruptcy - Brian Behr of EDNC Bankruptcy Administrator

1/16/2023
Brian Behr is the Bankruptcy Administrator for the Eastern District of North Carolina. The Bankruptcy Administrator's Office and the Bankruptcy Trustee's Office are similar across the country. They serve as the watchdog for the Bankruptcy Court. Very often the Bankruptcy Administrator seeks or refers fraud examiners to assist in bankruptcy proceedings. https://www.uscourts.gov/services-forms/bankruptcy/trustees-and-administrators In this episode, we discuss: Support the Show.

Duration:00:34:24

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060 - Fraud Investigations - Tiffany Couch of Acuity Forensics

12/19/2022
Tiffany Couch is an author, forensic accountant and owner of Acuity Forensics. She has a CPA license, CFE and CFF credential. She wrote about fraud stories in "The Thief in Your Company." www.acuityforensics.com In this episode, we discuss: Support the Show.

Duration:00:44:00

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059 - Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS) - Erin O'Loughlin

12/5/2022
Erin O’Loughin is the Senior Director of Training at the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS). She has been an analyst for the CIA and financial institutions. https://www.acfcs.org/ In this episode we discuss: Support the Show.

Duration:00:35:18

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058 - New Book is Published and Other Updates - Robert Nordlander

11/28/2022
In this short episode, there are a few updates on what is happening recently. My new book, Criminal Tax Secrets, is published on Amazon. Please get a copy for that special someone who needs to know how IRS-CI evaluates criminal tax investigations. The book is a reference guide, so a paperback will serve you better than a Kindle; or just get both. A sister podcast (Criminal Tax Files) was created, which is all about criminal tax investigation and prosecutions. I also created an author website at www.robertnordlander.com. The normal podcast episodes will start next week. If you are interested in how IRS-CI evaluates its investigations, my recent book Criminal Tax Secrets is available in paperback and Kindle on Amazon. www.nordlandercpa.com www.robertnordlander.com Support the Show.

Duration:00:06:30

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057 - Forensic Accounting in Federal Public Defender's Office - JP Davis

11/14/2022
J.P. Davis is a federal public defender for the Western Judicial District of North Carolina. The federal public defender's office represents indigent clients in federal criminal court. At times, those attorneys need experts, especially in white-collar crimes. https://ncw.fd.org/ In this episode, we discuss: Support the Show.

Duration:00:45:55

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056 - PPP Loan Fraud - Sam Azhari

10/31/2022
Sam Azhari is a white collar defense attorney in Chicago, Illinois. He represents defendants across the country. As PPP prosecutions are pursued, Sam talks about how the fraud is committed and how the courts are evaluating the crimes. https://azharillc.com/ In this episode, we discuss: Support the Show.

Duration:00:47:03

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055 - From Ponzi Scheme to Forensic Software - Tod McDonald of Valid8

10/17/2022
Tod McDonald was a CPA investigating a bankruptcy case, when he uncovered the largest Ponzi scheme in the history of the Northwest United States. Seeing the need for forensic accounting software, he co-founded Valid8, a forensic accounting software company. https://www.valid8financial.com/ In this episode, we discuss: Support the Show.

Duration:00:31:57

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054 - Becoming The Everyday Ethicist - Jo Erven

8/22/2022
Amanda "Jo" Erven is the President of Audit Consulting Education, LLC. She is an author, trainer, and speaker on Internal Audit and Ethics. She has a CPA and CIA license, and also a CFE credential. Her latest book is "Becoming The Everyday Ethicist: Doing Things the Right Way the First Time", which is available on Amazon. www.auditconsultingeducation.com Jo@AuditConsultingEducation.com In this episode, we discuss: Support the Show.

Duration:00:39:32

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053 - 87,000 Armed IRS Agents? - Robert Nordlander

8/15/2022
A recent federal budget created funding for 87,000 IRS employees over the next 10 years. Unfortunately, there are news reports and in speeches by elected officials, that the IRS is hiring 87,000 armed agents. This is far from the truth. But there is some truth that IRS does have armed agents; the IRS has a Criminal Investigation Division of approximately 2,100 special agents who have arrest powers and carry weapons. They are an elite unit of financial investigators that can travel the world investigating major financial crimes. With the powers of arrest and executing search/seizure warrants, these weapons are necessary to protect themselves and others during their high risk investigations. In this episode, I discuss the reason for these special agents, why there are vital to law enforcement, and why they carry weapons to investigate tax and other financial crimes. Support the Show.

Duration:00:20:51

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052 - Don Fort - Former Chief of IRS-Criminal Investigation

8/8/2022
Don Fort was a former Chief of IRS-Criminal Investigation and is currently the Director of Investigations with the law firm Kostelanetz & Fink. https://kflaw.com/profile/don-fort/ In this episode, we discuss: Support the Show.

Duration:00:36:10

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051 - Forensic Accounting in FBI - Alton Sizemore (Repost)

7/25/2022
Alton Sizemore has over 25 years of experience with the FBI as a special agent specializing in forensic accounting. He is a CPA and CFE. He also teaches courses for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. At the FBI, he rose to the rank of Assistant Special Agent in Charge which he oversaw many areas of the FBI office in Birmingham, Alabama, before retiring to continue practicing as a forensic accountant. In this episode, we discuss: Sizemore continues to practice as a self-employed forensic accountant. He is currently a reserve deputy sheriff assigned to the cold case squad in his local county. If you are benefiting from this podcast, share it with a friend or your group, and don't forget to leave a review on your favorite podcast platform. A review helps others find this podcast. Check out www.fraudfighterpodcast.com for more episodes. Support the Show.

Duration:00:41:33

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050 - 2022 ACFE Global Fraud Conference Review - Robert Nordlander

6/27/2022
The 2022 ACFE Global Fraud Conference was held in June of 2022 in Nashville, TN. Your host, Robert Nordlander, attended the conference and gives a review of the conference, including the venue, speakers, and the event itself. This was his first attendance of the conference so he did not know what to expect and overall gave it a thumbs up. Although the sessions were good, most of value was not from the sessions itself but meeting fellow podcast guests and session speakers outside of the conference. BTW, this is the 50th episode. The podcast has currently exceeded 30,000 downloads in over 130 countries and 3,000 cities. Thank you for the listeners and podcast guests for making this achievement happen. https://www.fraudconference.com/33rd-home.aspx Mary Breslin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/marybreslin/ Derek Ellington - https://www.linkedin.com/in/derekellington/ Jo Erven - https://www.linkedin.com/in/amanda-jo-erven-ace/ Leah Wietholter - https://www.linkedin.com/in/leah-wietholter-cfe-pi-cpa-33557815/ Ian Mitchell - https://www.linkedin.com/in/iantmitchell/ Support the Show.

Duration:00:29:24

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049 - Civil Audit vs Criminal Tax Investigation - Robert Nordlander

5/23/2022
In this episode, your host, Robert Nordlander, discusses the difference between a civil tax audit and a criminal tax investigation. The stakes are at the highest in a criminal tax investigation. Therefore, not just any CPA or forensic accountant should be hired by a taxpayer or taxpayer's attorney. Even if the expert is a former IRS employee doesn't make them the best choice. There is a huge difference between a civil audit and a criminal tax investigation, such as burden of proof, policies, procedures, tax loss calculations, rules of criminal evidence, and criminal intent. In this episode, Robert Nordlander talks about those differences and why it is best to hire a specialist. Support the Show.

Duration:00:30:34

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048 - Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) - Natalie Lewis at Windham Brannon

5/9/2022
Natalie Lewis is a CPA, forensic accountant, and principal with the CPA firm Windham Brannon in Atlanta, GA. She earned a CFF (Certified in Financial Forensics) which is an additional credential for CPAs. https://windhambrannon.com/our-team/natalie-lewis/ https://us.aicpa.org/membership/join/cff-exam.html In this episode, we discuss: Support the Show.

Duration:00:27:00

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047 - Tennessee Money Cop - Mike Dunavant with TN Comptroller of the Treasury

4/4/2022
Mike Dunavant is the Chief Investigative Counsel for the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury. He is a former state prosecutor and former US Attorney for the Western District of TN. The Comptroller is known as the "Money Cop" to ensure that fraud, waste and abuse are investigated in the state and local government. https://comptroller.tn.gov/ In this episode, we discuss: Support the Show.

Duration:00:38:41

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046 - Cash Skimming - Sandy Boxerman at Capes Sokol

3/21/2022
Sandy Boxerman is a founding member of the law firm Capes Sokol in St. Louis, Missouri. He defends individuals and corporations in white collar investigations and prosecutions. He also represents taxpayers in civil and criminal tax matters. https://www.capessokol.com/people/sanford-j-boxerman/ In this episode we discuss: Support the Show.

Duration:00:56:45

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045 - Homeland Security Investigations - Derek Benner

2/15/2022
Derek Benner is a former Executive Associate Director of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and currently Managing Director of Thomson Reuters Special Services. In this episode, we discuss: Support the Show.

Duration:00:55:26