Public Statement: Black Lives Matter

By AMI News, Media

June 17, 2020

All of us at Affiliated Monitors are struck by the unfairness and injustice in our law enforcement system that seems to occur too regularly, disproportionately impacting the Black community in our country. For too long we have refrained from publicly commenting to avoid appearing political or partisan.  Yet, as a company built on the principles of ethics, integrity and fairness for businesses and individuals, the time has come for us to speak up and be heard.  Our message is that such continued violence, injustice, and lack of empathy for the lives of those Black men and women who have been needlessly killed has to stop.  We do not believe that reinforcing the value that “Black Lives Matter” is political or partisan. 

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Eric Feldman Contributes to SCCE’S CEP Magazine — “Recent DOJ compliance policy makes the case for proactive monitoring”

By AMI News, Eric Feldman Featured, Eric Feldman Media, Media
Recent DOJ compliance policy makes the case for proactive monitoring

By Eric R. Feldman, CCEP-I, CFE

On June 1, 2020, the Department of Justice (DOJ), without any fanfare, quietly slipped out its 2020 revision of the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs guidance.[1] As with its predecessors in 2017 and 2019, this update further refines the DOJ’s guidance to companies about how often they should review the structure of their ethics and compliance programs, the importance of a compliance officer’s access to data, and greater clarity on how companies should integrate mergers and acquisitions into their existing programs and corporate culture.

This third installment of the guidance underscores why and how law enforcement pays such close attention to a company’s ethics, compliance, and anti-fraud activities.

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AMI to Sponsor the AHLA Virtual Compliance & Fraud Forum — Sept 30 – Oct 2

By AMI News, Media

The unfortunate reality of the COVID-19 crisis makes an in-person meeting of this size untenable at this time. We also understand the ongoing travel restrictions many of our attendees are under. AHLA has decided to convert the Fraud and Compliance Forum to a virtual program! We know that the work you are doing to advise and support the health care industry is critical during this difficult time. AHLA is working hard to develop the educational resources you need. We value your loyalty to and involvement in AHLA and hope you will make plans to join us online.

This important program brings together legal counsel, compliance officers, and government representatives for an invaluable learning and networking opportunity. We cover Stark, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, and the enforcement efforts in these areas.

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Affiliated Monitors, Inc. Announces the Hiring of Brenda Morris

By AMI News, Brenda Featured, Media

Former Booz Allen Hamilton Deputy General Counsel and Department of Justice Official to Serve as Managing Director, Corporate Compliance and Business Oversight.

BOSTON, September 25, 2020 — Affiliated Monitors, Inc. (“AMI”) today announced that Brenda K. Morris has joined the company as Managing Director, Corporate Compliance and Business Oversight.  Morris most recently served as Deputy General Counsel for Booz Allen Hamilton.

“Brenda brings her years of experience from prosecuting cases for the Department of Justice and New York County District Attorney Office through her work with one of the supreme government consulting businesses to the world of independent monitoring,” said Vincent L. DiCianni, Esq., President and Founder of AMI.  “Brenda’s experience and values will enhance AMI’s expertise in a wide range of governmental criminal, civil and regulatory actions and corporate assessments, particularly FCPA, Securities, and government contracting.

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FCPA Podcast with Tom Fox: Mikhail Reider-Gordon on the Wirecard Accounting Fraud Scandal: End of Summer Wrap UP

By AMI News, Media, Mikhail Featured

In this episode, Tom Fox and Mikhail Reider-Gordon are back from a summer hiatus and wrap up what has been happening on the Wirecard front over the past few weeks.

Some of the highlights include:

BaFin Unapologetic Reporters and Short Sellers – Free to Be, You & Me? Political Fallout? Another German DAX-listed Company Scandal? Impact on EU – Rethinking Germany Frankfurt and Bonn for Financial Services Capitols post-Brexit? What is happening within Wirecard now – is the company still going? Deutsche is Not Buying Has the fullness of the scandal been revealed, or is more coming to light? What is, or what was, Project Panther? Enron had significant impact on then Big-5; is Wirecard going to impact Big-4 in the same way?
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Consolidation in Health Care: Dionne Lomax contributes chapter to AHLA book “Health Law Watch”

By AMI News, Dionne Lomax Featured, Dionne Lomax Media, Media

The expert analysis in this edition of Health Law Watch will inform readers’ next steps forward, as the health law community seeks lasting solutions to the critical issues explored herein.

When the authors of this book volunteered to survey a key challenge in U.S. health law, a novel coronavirus had not yet caused a worldwide outbreak of COVID-19, highlighting the challenges affecting the nation’s health care delivery system. At the federal, state, and local levels, emergency action was taken in an effort to help ease the barriers and leverage the opportunities the authors examine in these very pages:

Dionne Lomax, AMI’s Managing Director ofAntitrust and Trade Regulation contributed chapter 3 to the project:

Consolidation in Health Care: Antitrust Enforcement Trends, Price Transparency, and Challenges in Pharma

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Eric Feldman Joins ACFE Board of Regents Colleagues to Offer Encouragement to Members: Sep/Oct issue of FRAUD Magazine

By AMI News, Eric Feldman Featured, Eric Feldman Media, Media

"January of this year now seems like a quaint time. Since then, the world has stretched in bizarre ways, and it probably won’t ever resume its previous shape. The Board of Regents want to encourage you as your organizations need your anti-fraud skills more than ever."

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Mark Campbell looks at how California debt Issuers are performing: A three-part series on LinkedIn [Part 3]

By AMI News, Mark Featured, Media No Comments
Why Are Counties, Joint Powers Authorities And The State of California Apparently Not Complying With Their Annual Debt Reporting Requirements?

by Mark Campbell

Published on August 24, 2020

This is the third in a series of articles on compliance among public agencies with the requirement to submit an annual debt report to the California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission pursuant to Senate Bill 1029 (Chapter 307, Statutes of 2016). In a sample of issues sold between April 4, 2017 and May 8, 2020, I found that only 32 percent of the reports were filed on time, forty-four (44%) percent were late or past dues, and twenty (20%) percent were pending. For another four (4%) percent of the issues the requirement to submit a report had ended.

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FCPA Podcast with Tom Fox: Mikhail Reider-Gordon on the Wirecard Accounting Fraud Scandal: Wirecard & Fraud

By AMI News, Media, Mikhail Featured, Mikhail Reider-Gordon Media

In this podcast episode, Tom Fox and Mikhail Reider-Gordon continue our multipart series on the Wirecard accounting fraud. Today, we take up the issue of fraud in the Wirecard saga.

Some of the highlights include:

Did Wirecard ever make money? Was Wirecard even designed to make money? Was it simply a Ponzi scheme?? Why BCCI and not Enron was Wirecard’s role model? How could BaFin employees oversee Wirecard while investing in it? (Ans: they couldn’t) What is Round-Tripping fraud and how did Wirecard master it?

Listen below, or on the Compliance Podcast Network Website

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FCPA Podcast with Tom Fox: Mikhail Reider-Gordon on the Wirecard Accounting Fraud Scandal: AML & Wirecard, part I

By AMI News, Media, Mikhail Featured, Mikhail Reider-Gordon Media

In the podcast episode, Tom Fox and Mikhail Reider-Gordon begin a two-part exploration of the role of money-laundering in the Wirecard saga.

Some of the highlights include:

How money laundering works? What is threat finance? Other examples of German corporate fraud? Why 2006 was such an important year in anti-money laundering? How Wirecard made money through money laundering. The risk related business model used by Wirecard.

Listen below, or on the FCPA Website.

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