Marion Hecht Co-Authors Book on Commercial Fraud
Minneapolis — August 13, 2015 — Principal Marion Hecht (specialized advisory services, Washington, DC) has co-authored an important new book on commercial fraud, along with several other members of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI). The book is designed to help attorneys, accountants, forensic accountants, investigators, and other professionals analyze predications of fraud and unravel the often complicated web of financial and other transactions.
The book, Fraud and Forensics: Piercing Through the Deception in a Commercial Fraud Case, is published by the ABI, whose commercial fraud committee Marion co-chairs. Her contribution to the book includes authorship of chapter 14, “Qualifications and Traits of a Good Forensic Accountant,” and co-authorship of chapter seven, “Collecting and Using Electronically Stored Information in a Fraud Case.” She and her fellow contributors are members of the ABI who recognized the growing need to share their specialized investigative, forensic and litigation expertise regarding commercial fraud matters.
And Marion has volumes of that very experience and knowledge to share. She has led numerous fraud and forensic financial investigations, many of which have ongoing parallel proceedings and include Ponzi schemes, bankruptcy frauds, alter ego transactions, money laundering, and other white collar crimes, just to name a few. Marion has also provided expert testimony in litigation cases and tracked and identified shell companies and other entities used to divert funds for illegitimate purposes. Among her current engagements, Marion serves as a federal equity receiver pursuant to appointment orders by three U.S. District Court judges on securities fraud matters. These accomplishments are just a fraction of her total résumé — to which she can now add “author.”
The book is available to order on the ABI’s website.
The ABI was founded in 1982 and is the only multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization devoted to the advancement of jurisprudence related to problems of insolvency. The ABI membership includes more than 13,000 attorneys, bankers, judges, accountants, professors, and other bankruptcy professionals, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information.
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