Our 16th year is 2016!!!
September 20th to 22nd, 2016

Just $175 to attend the 2016 Financial Crimes & Digital Evidence Conference! We are happy to announce that the 16th Annual Financial Crimes & Digital Evidence Conference will once again be held at the Salem Convention Center and The Grand Hotel in Salem, Oregon. Check back here for updates, or SIGN UP to receive occasional (1-3) email updates from our Admin under the Contact Us page.


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Conference Sessions

Are You Sure You Really Want to Take That? Fourth Amendment Issues Related to the Search and Seizure of Digital Evidence

This session will provide an overview of the legal and practical issues related to the search and seizure of digital evidence.

Ethics for Financial and Digital Investigations and Prosecutions

The ethical rules associated with social media and electronic communications are varied and always somewhat controversial. Recent opinions indicate that content lawyers and their non-lawyer assistants disclose on social media and other electronic communications can result in ethics violations. This discussion will highlight the recent ethics opinions on social media and electronic communications by lawyers/investigators and expose the enforcement challenges and its successes.

Legal and Legislative Updates

Our annual and ever popular closing update on the latest Oregon Court of Appeals and Oregon Supreme Court rulings that impact financial and digital investigations. This session will also include an update on relevant bills and laws from the 2015 Oregon Legislative Session.

Accounting Aid for Fraud Victims

This presentation covers the new Oregon non-profit started by Bill Douglas in 2014 to assist law enforcement in the investigation and prosecution of financial exploitation cases. Bill will discuss the mission of the nonprofit, who will benefit from it, and what you can do to help. There may also be an officer or DDA who has worked with AAFFV to discuss how it works in practice.

Effective Visuals for Complex Investigations – i2Analyst Notebook and Financial Crimes Analytic Tools

This session will cover:

What is Analyst Notebook?
• Identify and review i2 Analyst Notebook.
• Outline why Analyst Notebook is the most common tool for producing visual financial crime analytics.

Analysis and Presentation Techniques
• Define and display the most common presentation formats for visually displaying financial crime analysis.
• Communicate effectively the criminal case.
• Apply basic methodology to produce a succinct and practical product.

Case Examples
• Review financial criminal incidents and the accompanying visual analysis.

Alternatives to Analyst Notebook
• Briefly describe alternatives to Analyst Notebook

Speaker Lineup
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Michael Slauson

Senior Assistant Attorney General, Oregon Department of Justice

Michael Slauson is a senior assistant attorney general in the Appellate Division of the Oregon Department of Justice.

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Cara Steele

Criminal Intelligence Analyst, Kaizer Police Department

Cara Steele is a Criminal Intelligence Analyst, assigned to the Keizer Police Detectives Unit.

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Steve Floyd

Detective, Canby Police Department

Detective Floyd serves as Detective and a Computer Forensics Examiner with Canby PD, the FBI’s Northwest Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory (NWCFL) and the FBI’s Computer Analysis Response Team (CART).

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Jason Ambers

Securities Registration Analyst/Financial Enforcement Officer, DFCS

Jason Ambers works as a Securities Registration Analyst/Financial Enforcement Officer for DFCS.

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Mike Hanada

Detective & Computer Forensic Examiner, Beaverton Police Department & NWRCFL

Michael Hanada was born in Portland and worked as a website developer while attending Lewis & Clark College.

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