1st Meeting since Summer Break 

We are going back to Spanish Tavern, Newark, NJ – After our June meeting, so many were thrilled  and had a wonderful time, that we could only oblige and keep the excitement going.

Thursday, Sept 20th, 2018 – ACFE NJ Keynote Speaker

JUSTIN MENDELSOHN, Deputy Head of AML & Sanctions, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.

Justin Mendelsohn currently serves as the Deputy Head of Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions for Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., a privately-held bank that provides financial services to institutional and individual customers around the world.  In that role, Mr. Mendelsohn is responsible for the design and implementation the bank’s AML and economic sanctions program to ensure the program is compliant with applicable regulations and is consistent with industry best practices.

Prior to joining Brown Brothers, Mr. Mendelsohn was an attorney for the law firm Schulte Roth & Zabel, LLP in New York City with a practice focused on white-collar criminal defense and securities regulatory matters, complex commercial litigation and internal investigations.  He represented public and privately held companies, their directors and officers, other entities and individuals as subjects, victims and witnesses in federal criminal and regulatory matters.

He also conducted numerous internal investigations involving potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Bank Secrecy Act and the insider trading laws and advised companies and individuals on compliance with the FCPA, anti-money laundering and federal securities laws. His pro bono practice included work with the Refugee Protection Program of Human Rights First and the New York Civil Liberties Union.

DATE: Thursday, September 20th, 2018

TIME: 5:30PM – 8:30PM

LOCATION: Spanish Tavern, 103 McWhorter Street, Newark, NJ 07105 (Free Parking in Restaurant Lot) 

CAPACITY: 50 SEATS

TOPIC: AML & Sanctions

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Justin Mendelsohn, Deputy Head of AML & Sanctions for Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.

CPE: 2 credit hours

*** Tickets purchased at the door will increase by $10 per category (i.e. CPE NJ Member $55, Associate NJ Member $55, Affiliate NJ Member $60, Student  NJ Member $35, and Non-Member $65)  **

Thursday, June 28, 2018 ~ Meeting of ACFE NJ
June 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Spanish Tavern
103 McWhorter Street
Newark, 07105 United States

Dear ACFE NJ Chapter Members & CFE’s:

We will be having our end of year meeting on:
Thursday, June 28, 2018
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Social Networking
6:30PM to 8:30PM Dinner and General Meeting
Spanish Tavern ~ 103 McWhorter Street, Newark, NJ 05105
In addition to having fantastic food, the Spanish Tavern is easy to get to if you’re coming via train to Newark Penn Station. It’s a 3 block walk or you can use the Tavern’s own shuttle. Conveniently located in Newark’s IronBound section, if you drive, there’s free parking in an attended lot.
This meeting will be a bit different. The featured speaker will be ‘yours truly.’ We’ve had an ‘interesting year’ to say the least and I want to tell the membership all about it as well as get feedback on our new initiatives. New initiatives include increasing membership, developing valuable digital content and compelling meeting production.
Space is limited to 50 seats, please register at the bottom of this page. We are now accepting, PayPal, Major Credit Cards, and personal checks (with proper identification).
Should you have any questions and/or concerns please reach out to Elaine P Micewicz at membership.acfenj9@gmail.com.
Thank you and looking forward to see you all on Thursday, June 28th at 5:30pm.
Sincerely,
Glenn R. Dinetz
President
ACFE – NJ Chapter#9
Website: www.acfenj.com
E-Mail: Membership.acfenj9@gmail.com

ACFE NJ is now accepting PayPal, Major Credit Cards (Visa, Master Card, and Discover) as well as personal check (with proper identification).

June 28th, 2018 Meeting Registration & Payment Link

June 7 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
ACFNJ & Rutgers Business School – 17th Fraud Seminar

see event

Rutgers University
Room 205
Washington Park, Newark, NJ 07102

$150 for ACFE/ISACA/AGA members with 48 hours advance reservation

$175 for ACFE/ISACA/AGA members with no prior reservation

$175 for non-members with a minimum of 48 hours advance reservation

$200 for non-members with no prior reservation

The New Jersey Chapter of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and the Northern New Jersey Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants (NNJ AGA) are co-sponsoring a Fraud Conference with the Rutgers Business School.

This event offers a unique forum to discuss emerging issues in the area of Fraud with experts and an outstanding opportunity to earn reasonable CPE credits in today’s economic times. The event will be held on June 7, 2018 at the Rutgers Business School located at One Washington Park, Room 205, New Jersey, 07102, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Parking is available at numerous lots at the individual’s expense.  Conference attendees will receive an estimated eight (8) CPE credits in Auditing. Attendees must sign in and sign out. Late arrivals and early departures may result in a reduced credit award.
NASBA Sponsor Identification #116231

Panelist for Thursday, January 24th, 2019 General Meeting 

Robert is currently Managing Principal – Financial Crime Consulting at Capco. Robert is a former Managing Director for AT RISK NY Security and Investigations. Prior to that position, he worked as a manager of AML & Regulatory Compliance for the Compliance & Ethics Dept. of the General Counsel’s Office at American Express. He managed a comprehensive AML Program which covered Wholesale Currency Distribution Business, International Payments and Retails Foreign Exchange Services in Continental Europe, Mexico and the Asia Pacific Region. Rob has over thirty-four years of professional banking, AML compliance and geopolitical security experience in the U.S. and overseas, and brings a global perspective to money laundering/CTF issues and required controls.

In the past, he has worked as a consulting team manager for Technology Solutions Company of Chicago, where he led a team at Barclays Capital in New York City performing banking systems remediation for compliance with Y2K requirements. Prior to that, Rob served with distinction for over a decade with the Central Intelligence Agency as an Operations Officer. Rob is also a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).

Specialties:
• US/EU/Global AML/ Non-AML Banking Regulations
• Regulatory-mandated BSA/AML Transaction Monitoring & Alert Analysis (‘Look-backs’)
• AML Program Review & Remediation
• AML Software Implementation
• AML Risk Assessments
• Regulatory Reporting • Transaction Monitoring /Analysis
• OFAC Risk Assessments
• Counter-Threat Planning & Risk Mitigation
• OFAC/Sanctions Compliance • Customer Risk Models
• Regulatory Relationship Management
• Policies and Procedures • AML Training
• CIP/KYC/EDD Remediation Projects
• FCPA


I am a thirty-year veteran detective, founder and owner of Creative Solutions Investigative Services™ (CSIS). CSIS is northern New Jersey’s largest full-service investigative firm. CSIS specializes in providing investigative support for complex litigation matters, including due diligence investigations, violations of non-compete agreements and family law matters, such as cohabitation investigations and child custody. New Jersey’s top law firms rely on CSIS’ investigative and legal experience to obtain comprehensive evidence and for legal strategy.

In 2012, I retired from the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, the lead investigative agency for Morris County, New Jersey. During my law enforcement career, I received specialized training and developed specific skills and expertise which I am now applying to my work in the private sector. During my law enforcement career, I was assigned for four years to the Newark Division of the elite FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). I held Top Secret and SCI Security Clearances and conducted long-term international counter-terrorism investigations, including threats to national security.

In 2008, I founded the Morris County Burglary Task Force (BTF), responsible for coordinating burglary intelligence and investigations for Morris County. The BTF became a model for other county intelligence units in NJ and the lead intelligence unit for the major burglary crews targeting NJ. At the request of the FBI, I conducted intelligence briefings to various New Jersey counties and coordinated complex burglary and intelligence investigations, involving numerous police agencies throughout NJ, NY, CT and PA.


I have over 28 years of professional law enforcement experience performing forensic examinations and analysis in support of a variety of white collar crime and fraud investigations. My investigative expertise includes contract, health care, bank, corporate, bankruptcy, government and procurement fraud, as well as bank failure, bribery, corruption, money laundering and asset forfeiture.

I spent more than 25 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) rising to the position of Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of the Newark Division. I supervised a variety of investigative programs while also managing million dollar financial budgets for programs and operations. I was the ASAC of the Intelligence Program focused on the establishment of new FBI Foreign and Domestic Intelligence Collection requirements and, previous to that the ASAC of the Newark Division’s busiest Criminal Branch program.

More recently, I was the Deputy Assistant Inspector General for the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. I was stationed in Afghanistan, where I launched operations targeting fraud and corruption which had become endemic to the Afghan reconstruction effort. I was also an investigator with USAID-OIG in Afghanistan focusing on Contract and Procurement Fraud resulting in the loss of millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars.

After returning to the USA, I worked for the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program where I investigated complex bank fraud and mortgage loan modification frauds perpetrated by those individuals abusing the bailout program.

Since January 2013, I have been performing consulting services for Mazars USA, Greystone Intelligence and most recently Clifton Larson Allen. I have used my expertise in the areas of litigation support, forensic examinations, financial statement fraud, anti-money laundering, compliance and ethics and FCPA consulting.


A senior financial crime and compliance executive with extensive experience in data, technology, remediation, investigation and program management.

From law enforcement officer to Big 4 Partner before establishing two professional services firms, as well as serving as Global Compliance Head for renown public company.

Conducting complex investigations, managing staff, training, conducting threat vulnerability assessments (Class A office buildings, sports and entertainment venues, critical infrastructure facilities), preparing in-depth and comprehensive reports.

Former Homeland Security Advisor for City of Jersey City. Current Security Representative for National Football League (NFL).