Buena Park – Next in Line of Municipal Fraud Victims

The City of Buena Park takes its turn in the hot seat recently as citizens ask, how could this happen? Former Parks and Recreation Managers Rudolph Juarez and Gabriel Garcia are facing up to 195 and 135 years, respectively, in prison. An investigation of fraud has been going on for 2.5 years, and has now [...]

Former Detroit Mayor Back in the News

Former Detroit Mayor Back in the News In June of 2011 I wrote about former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who has been back in the news, for a conviction on a plethora of charges, including racketeering, fraud, and extortion. He was found guilty of 24 of the 30 charges brought against him. Kilpatrick was joined [...]

By |2013-04-23T17:08:00-07:00April 23rd, 2013|Forensic Accounting, financial fraud, fraud hotline, whistle blower, forensic accountant, government fraud, city fraud, city mismanagement, fraud prevention, Kwame Kilpatrick|Comments Off on Former Detroit Mayor Back in the News

Debt Collection, or Lack Thereof

Debt Collection, or Lack Thereof As reported recently by The Long Beach Post, according to an audit of the City's Business Relation Bureau that spanned two years, $2.4 to $2.6 million in outstanding business license accounts have not been collected by the City of Long Beach. http://www.lbpost.com/business/2000001889-city-auditor-2-4-to-2-6m-in-delinquent-business-license-accounts-uncollected#.UTTbYldZ_Q8 Residents are fuming at the lack of tenacity [...]

Municipal Fraud Prevention-West Linn, Part 3 of 3

Municipal Fraud Prevention Part 3 of 3 -          Have checks and balances, and routinely ask yourself if loopholes exist -          Cheap comes out expensive, hire external auditors, forensic accountants, and certified fraud examiners -          Turnover in your finance department isn’t always a bad thing- in some cases, an extensive level of familiarity breeds corruption -          [...]

By |2021-07-16T00:16:16-07:00March 27th, 2013|Forensic Accounting, audit, fraud hotline, internal control systems, crappy accounting, forensic accountant, government fraud, municipal fraud, city fraud, city mismanagement, city cfo, fraud prevention|Comments Off on Municipal Fraud Prevention-West Linn, Part 3 of 3

Municipal Fraud Prevention- West Linn, Part 2 of 3

Municipal Fraud Prevention- West Linn Part 2 of 3 The current West Linn Finance Department (after the 1.42 million dollar scandal), much like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, crafted a new mission statement. The forward moving department proclaims proudly “being good stewards of taxpayers’ monies is the Finance Department’s main focus, but that alone [...]

By |2021-07-16T00:17:02-07:00March 20th, 2013|Forensic Accounting, audit, fraud, internal control systems, non-profit, ponzi scheme, municipal financial management, municipal fraud, city fraud, city mismanagement|Comments Off on Municipal Fraud Prevention- West Linn, Part 2 of 3
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