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SOCEX Economic Crime Conference Lecture
20:00 - 21:30

Welcome and introductions to SOCEX Economic Crime Conference 2021

Kleptopia: How dirty money is conquering the world,
20:10 - 20:40

Tom Burgis - Author

Tom Burgis is an award-winning investigative reporter. Based in London after years as a foreign correspondent in South America and Africa, he is a long-standing member of the Financial Times' investigations team. He has exposed major corruption scandals, covered terrorist attacks, coups and forgotten conflicts, and traced dirty money from the Kremlin to Washington. His journalism has won awards in the US and Asia and twice been shortlisted at the British Press Awards, the British Journalism Awards and the European Press Prize.

Kleptopia: How dirty money is conquering the world, Burgis's second book, was published in September 2020. It exposes the hidden connections that link a massacre on the Kazakh steppe and a stolen election in Zimbabwe to the City of London and, ultimately, the White House. Burgis reveals how the world's kleptocrats--those who rule through corruption--are uniting and threaten to overwhelm democracy.

His first book, The Looting Machine, was published in 2015. It revealed how the exploitation of Africa's vast natural resources condemns the continent to corruption, conflict and poverty. The New York Times called it a 'brave, defiant book'. It won the Overseas Press Club of America's award for the year's best book on international affairs.

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20:40 - 21:00
Professional enablers and the facilitation of mortgage fraud
21:00 - 21:30

Johnathan Gilbert PhD Candidate and Co-founder IN8

An insight into the role of the professional enabler and the facilitation of financial crime. The presentation with include defining the professional enabler, providing an account of Jonathan’s ethical slippage and criminal pathway and a general discussion on what led him for facilitate fraud for his client. It will conclude with an insight into his research to date into the organisation of mortgage fraud and the arms race between fraudsters and fraud reducers.  

Key Takeaway Points: 

  • To understand what constitutes a professional enabler
  • To understand the criminal pathways of a professional persons corrupted by a fraudulent scheme
  • To understand what constitutes a financial crime such as mortgage fraud

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