This is a class action lawsuit brought by the victims of an embezzlement scheme who lost thousands of dollars in investments. A forensic accounting expert was sought to review banking and wire transfer data showing transactions from individuals to a private foundation. The expert was asked to review all financial transactions between the individuals and entities on both sides of the transactions and report on the number of transactions by year and the dollar amount of the transactions.
Question(s) For Expert Witness
- 1. Please describe your experience as a forensic accountant.
- 2. Are you familiar with reviewing financial transactions and performing the tasks as laid out in the case summary?
Expert Witness Response E-213922
I am a certified fraud examiner and a forensic accountant with 35 years of experience as an agent for the IRS. I spent many of those years in the special enforcement/grand jury arena performing the forensic accounting needed in criminal cases for the US Attorney’s office and testifying as an expert witness. I am comfortable reviewing the financial transactions and performing the indicated tasks. I would need to learn more about the volume of transactions to determine how long the report would take to complete.