Forensic Accounting

What is A Forensic Accountant?

A forensic accountant is an accountant with special skills in analyzing financial data that is the subject of a dispute or litigation.  The forensic accountant is often called upon to report on their analysis in a written report or in oral testimony in a court of law.  This transition is where the forensic accountant becomes [...]

California Mediation and the Appointment of a 730 Expert

Mediation is one of the best ways to handle family law disputes. Rather than getting involved in a never-ending court battle, you can save time, money and help preserve family relationships. Forensic accountants can be a crucial part of this process as finances are often one of the most disputed areas in family law matters. [...]

Divorce Financial Settlements, What You Need to Know

In his article Steering Clear of Financial Landmines Andrew Hoffman lists out some important factors to be aware of when getting divorced.  Being knowledgeable about the financial and tax ramifications of your/your spouse’s actions (or inactions) cannot be over emphasized. Like they say in football- “defense, defense, defense”. Take Taxes into Account Review Tax Returns [...]

By |2018-07-11T09:59:51-07:00August 1st, 2013|Forensic Accounting|Comments Off on Divorce Financial Settlements, What You Need to Know

Non-Profit Fraud, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Charity Scam?

Last month the web was inundated with news of allegations made against Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s charity, the Skyhook Foundation based out of Long Beach, CA.  In 2009 when the foundation opened, Mr. Abdul-Jabbar said “I have decided to open up the Skyhook Foundation to improve people’s lives through sports and education because my life could not [...]

By |2013-05-31T18:57:00-07:00May 31st, 2013|990, celebrity non-profit, charity fraud, conflict of interest, Forensic Accounting, fraud, iconomy, kareem abdul-jabbar, kareem abdul-jabbar non-profit, non-profit, scam, skyhook foundation|Comments Off on Non-Profit Fraud, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Charity Scam?

Fraudsters Targeting YOU! Affinity Fraud Part 2 of 3

 How is Affinity Fraud Accomplished? Typically a fraudster embodies or personifies ideals held by the group to be very advantageous. In some situations this could be a member of poor community that shows outward signs of success, such as rolling into the community in a Bentley, or an older individual that boasts great success in [...]

By |2013-05-08T18:49:00-07:00May 8th, 2013|affinity fraud, charity fraud, church fraud, financial fraud, Forensic Accounting, ponzi, ponzi scheme, scams, victims of fraud|Comments Off on Fraudsters Targeting YOU! Affinity Fraud Part 2 of 3

Fraudsters Targeting YOU! Affinity Fraud Part 1 of 3

What is Affinity Fraud? I recently stumbled upon a 3-part video on Affinity Fraud, aptly titled Affinity Fraud: Preying on Those Who Pray. Every year, billions of dollars (in the U.S. alone) are stolen from unsuspecting victims of this kind of fraud. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUv4dDavC6U&list=PLDF985F76B59B68E7&index=1 Simply put, although there’s nothing simple about it, affinity fraud occurs when [...]

By |2013-04-30T17:53:00-07:00April 30th, 2013|affinity fraud, Forensic Accounting, fraud, fraudsters, madoff, ponzi, ponzi scheme, scams, victims of fraud|Comments Off on Fraudsters Targeting YOU! Affinity Fraud Part 1 of 3

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|city fraud, city mismanagement, financial fraud, forensic accountant, Forensic Accounting, fraud hotline, fraud prevention, government fraud, Kwame Kilpatrick, whistle blower|Comments Off on Former Detroit Mayor Back in the News
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