Ponzi Scheme Expert in Forensic Accounting

Case Description:

A Ponzi scheme expert was needed for forensic accounting in a lawsuit filed by a bankruptcy trustee against an investor and major bank for allegedly participating in a Ponzi scheme with a real estate investor. The real estate investor allegedly operated the Ponzi scheme by using money from new investors to repay older ones. The bankruptcy trustee claimed that the defendants were direct participants in the Ponzi scheme without regard to the other investors by accepting payments from the real estate investor. The bankruptcy trustee asked that the major bank and investor return the funds they received from the real estate investor.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to find forensic accounting experts experienced in dealing with Ponzi schemes and other financial frauds. The ideal candidate would have prior testimony experience and be experienced in real estate transactions. The expert would be asked to review a large number of complex transactions to trace whether or not new money was used to pay old investors.

Experts Presented:

  • Financial Auditing Expert

    This financial auditing expert has over 29 years of experience in forensic accounting and has worked as a litigation consultant on fraud investigations. He has an MBA in Economics and Finance, a BA in Accounting, is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He has testified in deposition and at trial in fraud, bankruptcy, and professional liability cases. IMS Reference #1216246

  • Audit Negligence Expert

    This audit negligence expert is a CPA who heads a forensic accounting and financial consulting firm. He has worked on matters involving audit negligence and false and misleading financial statements. He holds an MA in Accountancy and Series 7, 24, and 53 licenses. He is an experienced expert witness, having testified in deposition and at trial in state and federal court and before the SEC. IMS Reference #4995413

  • Financial Investigations Expert

    This Ponzi scheme expert is the head of a consulting firm that provides forensic accounting and expert witness services for financial investigations. He has conducted financial investigations in Ponzi scheme, bankruptcy, and securities law cases. He is a CFE and a CPA. He has testified in deposition and at trial numerous times and has acted as an NASD arbitrator. IMS Reference #4985353

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