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

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.

Updates on Federal Asset Forfeiture Procedures & Guidelines

This session will cover recent negative media coverage of law enforcement seizures and forfeitures; the Attorney General’s January 2015 Order changing the way federal adoptions of state and local seizures are handled; the Department of Justice’s guidance on implementing that Order; and additional forfeiture-related legislative proposals being considered by Congress.

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.

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.

Overview: Northwest Regional Computer Forensics Lab

This session will provide attendees with an overview of the Northwest RCFL, including digital evidence services, local agency participation, and training available to law enforcement.

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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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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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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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Bill Douglas
Bill Douglas

President, Cost Advisors, Inc. and Accounting Aid for Fraud Victims

Bill Douglas has over 24 years of accounting experience. He is the president and founder of Cost Advisors, Inc., a consulting firm focused on Accounting Investigation & Forensics.

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Scott McGeachy

Special Agent, Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation

Scott McGeachy is a Special Agent with IRS – Criminal Investigations in Portland, Oregon.

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