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Cyber Crimes and Darknet Investigations

October 24, 2018
5:00 PM PDT to 8:00 PM PDT
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The California Club
538 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
https://www.californiaclub.org/
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This presentation discusses law enforcement’s involvement in combating criminal conduct in the cyber space and provides an introduction to the underground economy that exists in the Darknet marketplaces.

SPEAKERS:

Anthony J. Orlando
Director of Nationally Coordinated Investigations Unit

Mr. Orlando currently serves as the Director of the Nationally Coordinated Investigations Unit (NCIU) for IRS-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI). The NCIU is a future state initiative by IRS-CI to focus its enforcement efforts using a data-driven strategy. The unit is responsible for identifying new and emerging threats and developing high impact tax and financial investigations for the entire agency, which consists of approximately 2200 law enforcement agents in 21 domestic field offices and 10 international posts. As Director, Mr. Orlando is responsible for the strategic planning and project implementation of the NCIU. He also leads a team of supervisors, special agents, and investigative analysts to identify and develop impactful investigations in areas such as tax fraud, virtual currency, counterterrorism, public corruption, international, and white collar crimes, as well as, forming strategic partnerships and alliances with internal and external stakeholders.

IRS-CI is a premier financial investigative agency and is the only agency that can investigate potential criminal violations of the Internal Revenue Code. The agency’s investigative priorities are comprised of three interdependent programs: Legal Source Tax Crimes; Illegal Source Financial Crimes; and Narcotics-Related/Counterterrorism Financial Crimes. As financial investigators, IRS-CI special agents fill a unique niche in the federal law enforcement community. Today’s sophisticated schemes to defraud the government demand the analytical ability of financial investigators to wade through complex paper and digital financial records. IRS-CI’s conviction rate is one of the highest in federal law enforcement.

Mr. Orlando began his career with the Internal Revenue Service in 1995 as a Special Agent in San Diego, California. In 2005, Mr. Orlando was selected as a Supervisory Special Agent in the St. Paul Field Office. In 2008, he was selected as a Senior Analyst in Special Investigative Techniques Section based in Washington, DC, where he worked until his appointment to Assistant Special Agent in Charge in the Los Angeles Field Office in January 2011. In February 2016, Mr. Orlando began a 14-month acting detail as the Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Los Angeles Field Office where he directed the activities of CI’s 175 employees spanning across two federal judicial districts—the Central and Southern Districts of California.

Mr. Orlando has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a Minor in Economics and a Master’s of Science Degree in Accountancy. Mr. Orlando is also the recipient of an Honor Award bestowed by the Secretary of the Treasury for his overseas work on a Treasury Financial Jump Team.

C. Darren Lian
Assistant Director, Nationally Coordinated Investigations Unit

C. Darren Lian currently serves as the Assistant Director of the Nationally Coordinated Investigations Unit (NCIU) for IRS-Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI). The NCIU is a future state initiative by IRS-CI to focus its enforcement efforts using a data-driven strategy. The unit is responsible for identifying and developing high impact tax and financial investigations for the entire agency, which consists of approximately 2,200 law enforcement agents in 21 domestic field offices and 10 international posts. As Assistant Director, Mr. Lian is responsible for leading a team of supervisors, special agents, and investigative analysts to identify and develop impactful investigations in areas such as tax fraud, virtual currency, counterterrorism, public corruption, international, and white collar crimes as well as forming strategic partnerships and alliances with internal and external stakeholders.

IRS-CI is a premier financial investigative agency and is the only agency that can investigate potential criminal violations of the Internal Revenue Code. The agency’s investigative priorities are comprised of three interdependent programs: Legal Source Tax Crimes; Illegal Source Financial Crimes; and Narcotics-Related/Counterterrorism Financial Crimes. As financial investigators, IRS-CI special agents fill a unique niche in the federal law enforcement community. Today’s sophisticated schemes to defraud the government demand the analytical ability of financial investigators to wade through complex paper and digital financial records. IRS-CI’s conviction rate is one of the highest in federal law enforcement.

Mr. Lian began his career with IRS-CI in 2010 as a Special Agent in Los Angeles, California. Since becoming a Special Agent, Mr. Lian has investigated a wide range of criminal offenses and received multiple law enforcement awards. Mr. Lian has also served as the Acting Supervisor of the Cyber Crimes Unit and managed IRS-CI’s post in Beijing, China. In 2016, Mr. Lian was selected as the Supervisory Special Agent of the Long Beach, California Post of Duty. In 2018, Mr. Lian was selected as the Assistant Director of the NCIU, the position in which he currently serves. Prior to his employment with IRS-CI, Mr. Lian was in the tax consulting practice at KPMG LLP.

Mr. Lian holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, a Master’s Degree in Business Taxation, and a Juris Doctor Degree. Mr. Lian is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

The learning portion of the evening will qualify for 2 hours of CPE (Continuing Professional Education).

AGENDA:
5:00 to 6:00 PM: Registration and Networking
6:00 to 8:00 PM: Meeting, Dinner, and Discussion
Ticket price includes dinner, beverages, and dessert. Entrée choices are Veggie, Chicken, or Salmon.

LOCATION:
THE CALIFORNIA CLUB 538 S. Flower Street Los Angeles, CA 90071
Please do not park at the California Club itself.
Established in 1887, the beautiful California Club is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles and serves as an outstanding home for our monthly meetings. The California Club is located at 538 South Flower Street in Los Angeles. Many parking structures are located within one block of the Club, the nearest (next door) being the Westlawn Garage at 524 South Flower Street. The after 4:00PM rate at the Westlawn Garage is $8.The dress code is business casual (no denim, shorts, sneakers, etc.)
Club website: https://www.californiaclub.org

 

Tickets

$70.00 LA ACFE Chapter Member
$60.00 Earlybird rate before October 15

$80.00 Non-LA ACFE Chapter Members
$70.00 Earlybird rate before October 15

$60.00 Full-time Student Ticket
$50.00 Earlybird rate before October 15