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Series Provides Forensic Lessons From the Mortgage Fraud Crisis

The Spring Forensic Fridays series continues with Forensic Lessons From the Mortgage Fraud Crisis.

Topics at this seminar include whether systems are in place to prevent another mortgage fraud crisis; what can banking practitioners do to avoid falling off the straight and narrow as the housing market recovers; and what investigators and prosecutors have learned from their own experience.

Presenters at this seminar include:

  • Brendan Conway, an assistant U.S. attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Rich Lord, an investigative reporter for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and author of American Nightmare: Predatory Lending and the Foreclosure of the American Dream
  • Michael Hanley, a supervisory forensic auditor with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms & Explosives' Financial Investigative Service Division and a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Cynthia Pfeifer and Thomas Czerski, special agents in the Criminal Investigation division of the Internal Revenue Service.

Wes Oliver, associate professor of law at Duquesne Univeersity, will moderate a panel discussion featuring all of the speakers.

Presented by Duquesne University's Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law, Forensic Fridays is a continuing legal education (CLE) and professional education series that was developed to meet the needs of legal and scientific professionals allied with the practice of forensic science.

When:   Friday, Feb. 21, from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

The Africa Room, Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Discounts are available for Duquesne University alumni and groups of five or more people. For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/forensics, call 412-396-1330 or email wechtinstitute@duq.edu.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.