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  • 2021 IAFCI Presents “CARES-Act Unemployment Benefits Fraud”

    2/4/21 @ 1pm EST

    An overview of the CARES ACT and how fraudsters are manipulating unemployment benefits and stimulus payouts. The session will also focus on how private and public investigators, working together, can solve these crimes and protect our citizens. PANELISTS: Brooks Abramson, Special Agent, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Inspector General, Labor Racketeering and Fraud Section Jeanette Fox, Senior Director, Risk Investigations, National Automated Clearing House Association (Nacha), the Administrator of the ACH Network Amy K. Morris, Senior Director, National Automated Clearing House Association (Nacha), ACH Network Rule Michael C. Galdo, Lead Prosecutor, DOJ, National Unemployment Insurance Fraud Task Force Steve Lenderman, Director, Strategic Fraud Prevention, Global Security Organization, ADP JaLeesa V. Osborne, United States Postal Inspector, Program Manager, DOJ National Unemployment Insurance Fraud Task Force, International Organized Crime Intel & Operations Center (IOC-2) Eric Tapper, Investigator States Attorney Office, LA County

    Digital Fingerprints are Identifying capital rioters.

    Recent years have seen a dramatic flourishing of digital technologies. In our book, “Turning Point: Policymaking in the Era of Artificial Intelligence,” Brookings President John Allen and I describe major advances in social media, mobile technology, facial recognition, financial technology, and internet-based platforms over the past few decades. People are communicating via social media sites and text messages, exchanging money and finding lodgings online, and posting pictures and videos that document when, where, and at what time they engaged in various activities.

    Following the mob violence at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, it, therefore, is not surprising that many of these tools have been deployed to identify rioters, find those who engaged in violence and vandalism, and use that evidence to indict suspects. Many of the rioters left detailed digital fingerprints that document their movements, communications, viewpoints, and financing. Taken together, the information gathered before, during, and after the riot demonstrates how technology enables both insurrection and legal accountability.

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