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The Highs And Lows Of Landing A Fraud Case

January 27, 2021
5:30 PM PST to 7:30 PM PST
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Online Webinar
Link to Zoom to be provided upon registration


Please join this group of seasoned experts for a memorable evening of discussion about their favorite subject… “fraud”.
You’ll hear about some fascinating and unforgettable cases. You’ll learn some practical tips. Mostly, you’ll participate in an evening with four story-tellers, as they share some embarrassing moments and scary experiences, along with a little wisdom.

We expect to have a fun evening!

Kathy Bazoian Phelps - Senior Counsel – Diamond McCarthy
Olivia Robinson – Private Investigator - Background Intelligence, Inc.
Stephen J. Donell, CPM®, ARM®, CCIM - President of Jalmar Properties. Inc., and FedReceiver, Inc.
David Wall – Forensic Accountant, Special Prosecutions Section of the Riverside County District Attorney's Office

The learning portion of this event will qualify for 2 hours of CPE.


Kathy Bazoian Phelps

Kathy Bazoian Phelps is lawyer at Diamond McCarthy LLP, a board director on three non-profit boards, and an author. She has been practicing law since 1991, with experience in bankruptcy and receivership law, fiduciary representation, and fraud litigation. She is particularly knowledgeable about fraud detection and the administration of Ponzi scheme cases in bankruptcies and receiverships.

Ms. Phelps is a frequently requested speaker on topics ranging from bankruptcy, financial compliance, fraud detection, Ponzi schemes, and handling disruptive personalities in corporations. She applies her knowledge across a wide variety of industries ranging from financial institutions to real estate-related businesses.

Olivia Robinson

Olivia Robinson is a licensed private investigator. Her firm, Background Intelligence, Inc., offers intelligence and investigative services to the legal, corporate and financial communities. She oversees a multidisciplinary team of investigators, including surveillance experts, forensic accountants and computer forensics professionals.

Since 1982, her time-sensitive investigations have been used to help clients discover and recover from cases involving Ponzi schemes, complex financial fraud, insider trading, industry-wide fraud scams, global cybercrime, municipal fraud, identity theft, and hedge fund and investment scams. While most cases are domestic, she has helped clients on numerous assignments all over the world.

Stephen J. Donell

Stephen J. Donell, CPM®, ARM®, CCIM is President of both Jalmar Properties. Inc., and FedReceiver, Inc. both of which are based in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Donell has administered and/or been appointed as a receiver in over 700 cases. Mr. Donell has decades of experience in receivership matters involving residential and commercial real estate, asset and business operations and liquidations, oil and gas partnerships, post judgment enforcement actions, hotel/motel, assisted living facilities, single family and condominium construction completion/entitlements, gas station/c-stores, marital dissolutions, sub-standard housing, complex partnership disputes and appointments in federal court as receiver in numerous actions filed by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission and other government enforcement actions. He is a past Co-President of the Los Angeles/Orange County chapter of the California Receivers Forum (CRF) and the second President of National Association of Federal Equity Receivers (NAFER). Jalmar, an Accredited Management Organization through IREM, has managed in excess of 10,000 apartment units and 6 million SF of commercial property in the western US. He also serves as a property management expert witness and is President of Donell Expert Services, Inc.

David Wall

David Wall has been employed in the fields of forensic accounting and financial investigations in Southern California for over 25 years. Mr. Wall is a fraud specialist, with credentials as a certified public accountant, certified fraud examiner, and licensed attorney.

Mr. Wall is a forensic accountant in the Special Prosecutions Section of the Riverside County District Attorney's Office in Riverside, California. Mr. Wall represents the DA in criminal investigations and prosecutions involving securities fraud, insurance fraud, bank fraud, and public corruption. His specialties include the acquisition, reconstruction, and analysis of financial records, and the presentation of observations and opinions to judges and juries.




$25.00 Full-time Student Ticket
$20.00 Earlybird rate before December 1

$20.00 LA ACFE Chapter Member
$15.00 Earlybird rate before December 1

$25.00 Non-LA ACFE Chapter Members
$20.00 Earlybird rate before December 1