Business Track: Detecting business fraud

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Nicole Hong of The Wall Street Journal; Angie Moreschi of James Hoyer Law Firm; Andrew Donohue of Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting; Steven Baker of Better Business Bureau
  • Date/Time: Friday, Jun. 14 at 9:00am
  • Location: Briargrove
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Learn how to think like a corporate fraud investigator. What documents do you need to find? What are some red flags in them? And what might just be a red herring? You'll hear from a reporter, the Better Business Bureau and an attorney on how to report on fraud using documents, sources and whistleblowers. 

This panel is sponsored by Bloomberg. IRE retains control of content, including the topic and speaker selection, for all conference sessions.

Speaker Bios

  • Steve is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law, where he was on the law review staff.  He recently retired after 34 years at the Federal Trade Commission, managing the Chicago office for much of that time, and working with partners around the world.  He is now an International Investigations Specialist for the BBB, where he has so far written eight in depth studies on very common consumer frauds, all of which have been featured on network TV.

  • Andy Donohue is the managing editor of Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting. He helped build and lead Voice of San Diego, was a John S. Knight fellow at Stanford University and served on the IRE board of directors for eight years.

  • Nicole is a law enforcement reporter with the Wall Street Journal in New York. She was part of the team that won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for uncovering President Trump's hush payments to two women during the 2016 campaign. In her seven years at the Journal, she has also written about financial markets, national security, affirmative action and cargo shorts. She's a graduate of Northwestern University, and her Twitter handle is @nicole_hong.

  • Angie is Communications Director & Investigator at the James Hoyer Law Firm in Tampa, which handles whistleblower & class action cases. She produces legal documentaries & also manages their legal & consumer websites. Angie has worked as an investigative reporter & anchor at several TV stations, winning multiple Emmys & national awards, including an IRE Medal. She continues to work as a freelance anchor and reporter for Spectrum Bay News 9 in Tampa. @AngieMoreschi

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