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Cancelled: Fri., 9/29: Asset Forfeiture, Elder Fraud & Fraud Risk Mgmt

Friday, September 29, 2023, 9:00 AM until 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Moakley Courthouse
Courthouse website
1 Courthouse Way
Boston, MA  02210

(617) 261-2440
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
John J Drummey
Registration is required before Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 12:00 PM
Payment In Full In Advance Only

This event has been cancelled. We apologize for the unforeseen cancellation and hope you can join us for our next in-person event to be announced soon.

Friday September 29 – 9am-12:30pm
Join our first Fall in-person event on Friday Sept. 29 and earn 3.5 CPEs.

***Registration closes Thurs., Sept. 28 at noon. Register now!***


8:15-9am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9-9:10am President Welcome
9:10-10:00am Asset Forfeiture (Case Profile) and Elder Fraud (Case Profile-Jamaican Lottery Scam)
Organization: Homeland Security Investigations
Speaker(s): Special Agent Eric Mackin 
Bio: Eric Mackin has been a Special Agent with Homeland Security Investigations since 2008. Since then, he has led and participated in numerous investigations involving money laundering, drug trafficking, asset forfeiture, and various fraud schemes. Prior to becoming a Special Agent, SA Mackin worked as a US Probation Officer and an anti-money laundering/enhanced due diligence analyst. 
CPE: 1.0 CPE (50 minutes)
10-10:10am Break 1

10:10-11:25am AARP Fraud Watch Network

Organization: AARP

Bios: Alice Diamond is a career and admissions coach who formerly served as Associate
Dean of Career and Community Service at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA.  Alice
became interested in joining efforts to combat fraud when she encountered numerous
fraudulent job postings in her work.  Alice speaks about fraud and identity theft to
community groups as part of the Massachusetts AARP Speakers Bureau, and also
volunteers on the AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline. 
Alice has a BA from Colgate University, an MA from Bryn Mawr College, and an MS
from Cornell University.  When she is not doing volunteering with AARP or doing career
and admissions coaching, Alice loves to swim, do Zumba, go swing dancing, and be

Philip Abraham is an attorney who is a member of the Maryland bar (He recently retired
from the D.C Bar).  Philip moved to Massachusetts 9 years ago to be near his children
(and now grandchildren).  He is an active member of AARPs Speakers Bureau and is a
lecturer on frauds and scams.  His interest in talking about frauds and scams began
when he was a student at the Boston College Law School.  Along with other class
members he went to Fall River to talk to high school students.  He realized at that time
the need for education, not only of the high school students, but seniors as well.
Philip has a BA from Loyola University and a JD from Boston College.  He is an active
member of his congregational board as well as an advisor to his HOA.   He likes to
travel, be at the beach and spend time with family.

CPE: 1.5 CPE (75 minutes)

11:25-11:35am Break 2

11:35am-12:25pm Fraud Risk Management Guide

Organization: Lynda Schwartz LLC and UMass Amherst

Speaker(s): Lynda H. Schwartz, CPA CFF CFE CGMA

Lynda Schwartz is an experienced fraud investigation and forensic accounting expert. She is a Certified Public Accountant and holds the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), Certified Fraud Examiner and Chartered Global Management Accountant credentials. She provides investigation, expert witness and litigation consulting services in matters involving account reconstruction, allegations of embezzlement, lost profits, bankruptcy and business solvency and financial accounting matters. She has testified in state, federal and arbitration settings. She also adjudicates business disputes as an independent arbitrator. 

In 2012, Lynda established her own forensic accounting practice. Previously, she was a partner with Ernst & Young’s Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services practice. In her 26- year career with Ernst & Young, she led complex, high-profile fraud and regulatory  compliance investigations and litigation support engagements. She also helped to establish  programs that brought forensic accounting expertise to audit engagements, including those with high audit risk and those involving whistleblower and fraud allegations.  

Lynda is a Professor of Practice at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she directs the forensic accounting curriculum and teaches courses in forensic accounting and fraud examination. 

Lynda has been appointed to various committees and task forces at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). She is the Chair of the CFF Credential Committee and the Chair-of the Joint Trial Board. In 2021, the AICPA named her a Forensic & Litigation Services Volunteer of the Year for her significant contributions the practice and profession of forensic accounting. Lynda also serves on the Litigation Consulting and Business Valuation Committee of MassCPAs. 

Lynda was a contributing author to the AICPA’s 2020 publication Understanding the Forensic Technology Landscape. She contributed to both the 2023 and 2017 editions of COSO’s Fraud  Risk Management Guide. She was a contributing author of the 2017 and 2012 editions of the Litigation Service Handbook, co-authoring chapters on “The Troubled Business and 
Bankruptcy”, “Alter Ego” and “Executive Compensation in the Litigation Setting”. She was a contributing author of the 2009 AICPA publication Guide to Investigating Business Fraud, co authoring chapters entitled “Working with Attorneys” and “The First 48 Hours of an Investigation.”
CPE: 1.0 CPE (50 minutes)

Details about this training:

  • 3.5 CPE
  • Continental Breakfast included

Important:📵 No devices will be allowed 📵

Please Note: Electronic devices are not allowed inside the Moakley Federal Building. Building security will require that phones, tablets, laptops, etc. be checked in at the front security desk before admission. Devices can be retrieved when exiting the building.     

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