Case study | An examination into a former executive’s criminal fraud activity

Multinational Embezzlement

An international engineering company instructed Nardello & Co. to conduct an investigation into the activities of a former senior employee who was suspected of embezzlement.

 Nardello & Co. conducted an examination of internal documents and evidence collected through computer forensics, interviewed key witnesses and conducted research into the activities of the relevant parties. The subject had defrauded the company and laundered the proceeds through an elaborate scheme of bogus procurement contracts that the subject had signed on behalf of the company with sham firms and cronies. The scheme also involved legitimate firms and well-known businessmen with controversial backgrounds who facilitated the theft and hid the proceeds via companies in the US, Russia, Ukraine and China.

Nardello & Co.’s findings assisted the client in preparing a case to present to the criminal authorities, which initiated a prosecution of the employee for criminal fraud and money laundering.