Conference: Fraud in the Charitable Sector January 22-24, 2009
The National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI), in conjunction with the Charities Law Project of the National State Attorneys General Program of Columbia Law School, hosted an invitation-only conference at Columbia Law School for assistant attorneys general, academics, and members of the nonprofit and charitable sector. This conference combined the resources of NAGTRI and the Program in order to facilitate communication between attorneys general, their staffs, and the charitable sector with the goal of preventing fraud and efficiently enforcing laws that protect from fraud.
Topics for the conference included the scope and magnitude of fraud within charitable and nonprofit entities, types of fraud, and the practicalities and realities of an investigation, both from the state attorneys’ general and a regulated entity’s perspective. The conference addressed many of the overarching issues impacting prevention and enforcement, including the state/federal relationships, multistate aspects of fraudulent activity, civil versus criminal enforcement, potential targets, and transparency concerns, both for the regulators and the regulated entities.
Below you can find information on each of the conference's panels and links to suggested reading.
Jack Siegel's Lunch Presentation: How the Current Economic Situation May Impact the Prevalence and Manifestation of Fraud in the Charitable Sector: Madoff as example
Charities law consultant and attorney Jack B. Siegel appeared at the Fraud in the Charitable Sector Conference on January 23 to discuss charities fraud in the context of current economic conditions, focusing in particular on reactions to and recovery from the Bernard Madoff scandal. Click here for video of Jack's lunch presentation.
NASCOnet - Conference materials for state officials available in members' section, login required.