Investigating Corporate Fraud

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Gower Publishing, Ltd., 2003 - Business & Economics - 245 pages
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In 1998 Gower published the highly successful third edition of Corporate Fraud by Michael Comer. Sadly, the need for such books has not disappeared - if anything it has increased - with cases such as Enron, WorldCom and the Allied Irish Bank and so this volume concentrates on the practicalities of investigating and recovering from fraud. Fraud can be prevented by secure processes and by ensuring that people allowed access to them are honest. This is easier said than done; failures will occur and every company needs contingency plans as a safety net. Contrary to popular belief, corporate fraud happens to good companies and effective managers. What is crucial is your reaction when suspicions are first aroused - fraud changes from a problem to a disaster mainly because people's initial response is ineffective. This book is a comprehensive action plan for organizations that are victims of corporate fraud. The aim is to help make sure that you can react swiftly and effectively, recover your money, your costs with interest and punish the offenders so that a deterrent is established for others. Most importantly the book will help you return to normal working as quickly as possible. It is highly practical, featuring checklists and case examples throughout. Applying his extraordinary experience, keen insight and vast practical knowledge, Mike Comer is able to take a unique position in showing organizations what they can do and what their rights are. His writing style is entertaining and enlightening - this is no dry, laborious and incomprehensible legal reference. You will find Investigating Corporate Fraud a fascinating and invaluable source of practical expert guidance on a subject strewn with potential dangers.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Deadly Sins
9
The Criminal and Civil Law in England
29
Essential Aspects of Investigations
75
Essential Planning and Policy Areas
97
Introduction
113
Setting Objectives
121
The First Step
145
Recoveries
183
Asset Tracing
191
Giving Evidence
209
Clearing Up
215
Appendices
217
Preparation of Schedules
223
Planning Interviews
231
Example of an I2 Chart
237

Followup
175

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Fraud
Alan Doig
No preview available - 2006

About the author (2003)

Michael Comer has been a fraud investigator for more than 40 years and has handled thousands of cases throughout the world, mostly successfully and without publicity. He has been commended at the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey and at other courts in Europe and the USA for his skills, and told off for an extremely odd sense of humour.

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