Join us for our 15th Anniversary!!!
September 15th to 17th, 2015

Just $175 to attend the 2015 Financial Crimes & Digital Evidence Conference! We are happy to announce that the 15th 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

Effective Use of Excel in Financial Investigations

This presentation focuses on how to organize and extrapolate usable and understandable data from bank statements and other accounting records. Attendees will learn how to import and cleanse data from Adobe Acrobat PDF format, calculation tricks, how to deal with large amounts of data, as well as sending, presenting, and printing data. They will also learn how to perform important tests on their data as well as new statistical techniques. This presentation is designed for people with some Excel knowledge. Law enforcement, attorneys, legal assistants, analysts, and accountants will benefit most from this information. Learning these tricks will save hours on your next investigation or project.

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.

Bitcoin in Action: Investigating and Prosecuting the Silk Road Case

Overview of a federal prosecution in the District of Oregon from 2013-2015, involving the use of the Dark Web website Silk Road to sell 17.6 pounds of methamphetamine for approximately $607 million worth of Bitcoin. This presentation will cover: (1) the basics of Bitcoin, (2) the crafting and execution of a seizure warrant to seize Bitcoin, (3) mechanics of how law enforcement liquidated the seized Bitcoin/converted it into dollars, (4) how law enforcement forfeited the Bitcoin, (5) methods the primary defendant used to liquidate approximately $607 million worth of Bitcoin proceeds, and (6) how the defendant set up a Bitcoin currency exchange on the Dark Web.

Mobile Device Recovery and Examinations

This session will cover new mobile device technologies (iPhones/Android/Windows) and the proper way to secure them for examiners to be able to retrieve data later. This session will also provide a brief overview of forensic artifacts to include photo GPS data, third party texting applications, and crypto currency applications such as Bitcoin.

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.

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Jennifer Burnett

FBI Supervisory Special Agent

Jennifer Burnett is a Supervisory Special Agent with the FBI who currently serves as the Director for the Northwest Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory in Portland, Oregon.

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Kurt L. Charlton

Litigation Financial Analyst, Forfeiture Support Associates, LLC, US Attorney’s Office, District of Oregon

Kurt Charlton served as a Special Agent with IRS – Criminal Investigation (CI) for 25 years.

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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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Kellie Johnson
Kellie Johnson

Assistant Disciplinary Counsel

Kellie Johnson has served as an Assistant Disciplinary Counsel with the Oregon State Bar since 2010.

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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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