Onsite at Bureau of Criminal Investigation

    May 03, 2019
    7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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    Bureau of Criminal Investigation Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy's Auditorium
    4055 Highlander Parkway
    Richfield, OH 44286
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    We are coordinating with BCI (Bureau of Criminal Investigation) in holding an onsite (Richfield, Ohio) 6 CPE event featuring investigative topics vital to the financial industry. Presenters will be a combination of former prosecutors, law enforcement, and investigators from the financial and business realms. You will not want to miss exciting and engaging event.

    Registration: 7:00am – 8:00am
    Speaker 1:     8:15am – 9:45am
    Break:            9:45am –10:00am
    Speaker 2:    10:00am –11:30am
    Lunch:           11:30am –12:15pm (with Greater Cleveland Food Bank)
    Speaker 3:     12:30pm – 2:00pm
    Break:              2:00pm – 2:15pm
    Speaker 4:      2:15pm – 3:45pm


    Special Rates: 
    • $55.00 Law Enforcement
    • $70.00 ACFE Associate & Chapter Members
    • $80.00 Non-ACFE Members
    • Students Free (Limited student seating available)


    All major credit cards accepted.
    Checks and cash are accepted at the door, but must be pre-registered



    Brian McDonough, USDOJ - components of a successful financial crime case, such as Elderly exploitation to major financial crimes. Brian is an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.  His presentation of the components of a successful financial crimes case would be of value to both prosecuting and defense attorneys as well as investigators that handle health care fraud, drug trafficking, and money laundering.  In December of 2017, he was recognized for excellence in criminal advocacy for his work prosecuting U.S. v. Rydze, et al., in which two people were convicted of charges involving health care fraud, drug trafficking, and money laundering offenses. Rydze was the former team physician for the Pittsburgh Steelers, as well as an FBI-contract physician, and an Olympic silver medalist in platform diving in Munich in 1972.  

    Micah Stoll, OPOTA -  Update 04/19/19: Due to illness, Mr. Stoll will not be presenting. However, speaker Joseph Krupla will be presenting Mr. Stoll’s material in conjunction with his presentation due to their being related content. This change will have no adverse effect on the program.

    Sovereign citizen history in Ohio, ‘Paper terrorism’ tactics used. Micah works for the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy division of the Ohio Attorneys General’s office.  Micah joined the OPOTA staff in May 2013. He was a police officer in Illinois for 10 years with the Rochester Police Department and served on the Sangamon County Tactical Response Unit.  He will be speaking on the “Paper Terrorism” tactics used by the Sovereign Citizen movement. Paper terrorism is a neologism to refer to the use of false liens, frivolous lawsuits, bogus letters of credit, and other legal documents lacking sound factual basis as a method of harassment, especially against government officials.  His presentation would be of value to Judges, prosecuting and defense attorneys, and investigators that handle financial crimes.

    Joseph Krupla – Sovereign citizens and financial institution dealings. Joseph Krupla currently works for New York Community Bank as a BSA/AML Senior Analyst assigned to complex investigations. He has been with the bank for 3 years and previously worked as a BSA/AML Investigator for Gabriel Partners LLC and having served in the United States Army from 2002 to 2014. Joe graduated from John Carroll University in 2007 with a degree in Sociology and a certificate in Criminology.

    Thomas E. Corrigan, FBI Financial Crimes Unit. Investigations, prosecutions, case studies. Thomas E. Corrigan is a FBI Special Agent currently assigned to the Health Care Fraud Squad with the FBI’s Cleveland Division.  Tom has over sixteen years of experience with the FBI with extensive background investigating Health Care Fraud and a variety of other economic crimes.  Prior to joining the FBI, Tom had over thirteen years of private sector experience including PriceWaterhouseCoopers specializing in audit and risk management consulting and KeyBank in audit and commercial lending.  Tom is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and has a Masters in Business Administration from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.

    Matthew Beckwith, FBI - Cyber-currency. Matt Beckwith is a Forensic Accountant with the FBI.  Matt has 9 years of experience with the FBI focusing on Health Care Fraud and Money Laundering investigations and is an active member of the Cleveland Virtual Currency Working Group.  Prior to joining the FBI, Matt was a Senior Audit Associate at KPMG, LLP.  Matt graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in accounting and obtained a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Cleveland State University.   Matt holds the following certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), and Cyber Security Certified in Information Security Fundamentals (GISF). 


    $70.00 NEO ACFE Member & Associate Member Price

    $80.00 Non-ACFE Member

    $55.00 Law Enforcement