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New ABI Publication Provides Tools for Uncovering Commercial Fraud

Alexandria, Va. — American Bankruptcy Institute's Fraud and Forensics: Piercing Through the Deception in a Commercial Fraud Case examines the challenges faced in the course of a commercial fraud matter, as well as the tools available to help identify, unwind and prove fraudulent transactions. Some of the most celebrated cases of the modern era — Madoff and Enron, for instance — have hinged on the ability of talented investigators to ferret out the truth in a realm filled with deceit. Fraud and Forensics assists both forensic accountants and the professionals that work with them to sift through the fine details while creatively considering all of the possibilities to fit together the pieces of a fraud puzzle.


Experts on ABI’s Commercial Fraud Committee wrote the book to highlight the areas of specialty, challenge and reward for professionals who work on commercial fraud cases. Listen to an ABI Podcast featuring lead author Kathy Bazoian Phelps of Diamond McCarthy LLP (Los Angeles) discussing the book and how to tackle the difficult issues presented by a commercial fraud case.


Fraud and Forensics: Piercing Through the Deception in a Commercial Fraud Case is currently available for purchase in the ABI Bookstore. Members of the press looking to preview the book or to arrange an interview with the authors should contact ABI Public Affairs Manager John Hartgen at 703-894-5935 or


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