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November Virtual Seminar: "What's Happening in NOLA? A Massive Staged Accident Trucking Fraud!"

  • November 10, 2020
  • 11:50 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual Link to be sent after registration - see reminder emails


  • You must be a student chapter member to register at this rate.

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The Houston ACFE is happy to partner with Audimation Services to host a virtual seminar in lieu of the monthly training luncheon.   

Title: "What's Happening in NOLA?  A Massive Staged Accident Trucking Fraud!"

Speaker:  Nick Arnold, Trial Partner at Blue Williams LLP, New Orleans, LA

Description:  "Have you been in an accident with an eighteen-wheeler?  Call my office!"  How many times have you heard this while watching daytime TV from attorneys?  Eighteen-wheeler drivers are the targets of many daytime commercials.  Some unscrupulous persons have decided to help this scenario along by staging trucking accidents. A massive staged accident trucking ring was recently discovered in Louisiana and is the subject of an extensive federal fraud being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Louisiana State Police, National Crime Insurance Bureau, and private insurance companies and attorneys.  Involved participants include "cappers" and "runners," law enforcement, medical providers, and attorneys.  Dozens have been indicted by the US Attorney's office and the investigation is ongoing. There has even been a murder of a cooperating defendant as well!

Nick Arnold has been following this investigation and is going to give a detailed discussion of what has happened in this case to date. 

Bio:  Nick Arnold is a civil defense attorney who litigates for insurers and self-insured clients throughout Louisiana and Texas. Nick’s trial practice focuses on first and third party property and liability claims, bad faith, fraud, and coverage disputes. Nick is a proud graduate of both LSU and Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.  He is a board member of both the New Orleans Claims Association and the New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel.  Nick is a partner at Blue Williams in New Orleans

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn what staged accidents look like and how they affect the public
  • Learn how the state and federal government and private industry work together to stop insurance vehicle fraud
  • Learn how law enforcement and federal prosecutors cooperate to ensure appropriate prosecution for federal crimes


11:45 am
Sign into Webinar opens
11:50 am
ACFE Houston President Remarks
12:00 pm
Speaker Presentation
1:00 pm
Presentation Ends

CPE Credits: 1 CPE Credit for CFE certification

Event Policies:

If you have registered and/or paid for an event and you need to cancel, you MUST email events@houstonacfe.org no later than 5 days prior to the event to request a refund and/or cancel your registration.      

For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please visit the Terms & Conditions section of the website, or email us at events@houstonacfe.org.    

Additional Information:

Delivery Method: Group Live (Delivered online due to Covid-19)
Prerequisites: Not Applicable
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications [Fraud]
Who Should Attend:  Anti-fraud professionals, Auditors, Accountants, Attorneys, Investigators, Law Enforcement, Educators, Students
Advanced Preparation: None
Program Level: Basic

NASBA Sponsor No. 125230

The Houston Area Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

Houston Area ACFE Chapter
PO Box 22853
Houston, Texas 77227-2853

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