Has Canada Become Incapable of Investigating & Prosecuting Financial Crime?
Since the 1960s, the RCMP has struggled to maintain itself as Canada’s foremost investigator of national and international financial crime. Since the enactment of the Canadian Charter or Rights and Freedoms in 1982, the courts have handed down a long string of rulings that severely curtail the ability of investigators and prosecutors to do their jobs. Cases take much more time and resources to pursue, are harder to prove even when done properly, and often force hard choices about the files investigators and prosecutors will take on in the first place.
Civil and Criminal Remedies for Fraud - Which Works Best for Your Client?
You have been retained to advise a client who is a recent victim of fraud. The client wants to know whether they should complain to the police or, instead, retain legal counsel and sue the fraudster. This presentation will cover the key legal, strategic and tactical issues involved, enabling you to confidently advise your clients how to effectively seek restitution and asset recovery using the different legal regimes available in Canada.
John Ahern, Ahern, John N., Law Corporation
Fraud Investigation Case Study Review
We will review real life fraud investigation cases and the keys to identifying fraud. In addition, we will review the control environment best practices and some “Key Controls” including hiring practices, whistle blower programs, codes of conduct and the disclosure of fraud incidents.
Patrick Seeley, Principal, Centrefield Professional Services.