Houston ACFE Presents A Special Event: "The Investigation into the Betrayal of Anne Frank and her Family by Vincent Pankoke and team"
Description: "The Diary of Anne Frank" is one of the most famous books in the world, and tells the story of Anne and her family's experiences hiding in Amsterdam until they were betrayed in 1944. Most of Anne's family was murdered in the Holocaust in concentration camps.
In 1940, Otto Frank and his family fled Germany for Amsterdam, where he set up a business. The family went into hiding two years later in an annex to his warehouse – accessed through a hidden passage behind a bookcase. That annex is now part of the Anne Frank House museum.
Anne Frank received a diary for her 13th birthday, and kept track of activities – and her feelings – in hiding starting in 1942. She and seven others were discovered and arrested on August 4, 1944, taken by train to Auschwitz. Anne Frank died a year later at Bergen-Belsen, likely of typhus and exposure, historians say.
Her writings found their way to her father, the lone family member to survive the ordeal. He published the text in Dutch in 1947. The diary was translated to English in 1951 and published in that language in 1952 – and has since been read by millions in many languages, according to various accounts.
Vincent Pankoke, Jr. led the cold case team investigation into the betrayal of Anne Frank After more than 25 years with the FBI – including heading up the bureau’s unit tracking drug cartels in Colombia – he retired in 2014. Two years later, he got the call to guide a team of investigators in Amsterdam – tackling the coldest of cold cases, piecing together the story of Anne Frank and her family.
As seen on "60 Minutes", he will be speaking to the Houston ACFE Chapter about the investigative techniques, the resources used, the talents and skills of his team members, the use of artificial intelligence to compile and comprehend thousands of paper documents in multiple languages, and others.
Bio: Vincent Pankoke’s law enforcement career began with Richland Township Police Department after the Johnstown native graduated from Richland High School and the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. He joined the Richland force, where he spent eight years as a patrolman.
He was the department’s crime prevention officer and liaison with the community’s businesses and residents. Pankoke investigated fraud and counterfeit cases and also spoke at local schools, connecting with students to break down barriers between young people and the police. The FBI came calling in 1988. After some time in Wisconsin, he moved to Florida.
From Fort Lauderdale, Pankoke led the FBI’s Colombian drug squad targeting cartels, and shifted to counter-terrorism after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks due to his training in cellphone tracking and wiretaps – analyzing the hijackers’ phone activity to connect them to terror cells in Europe and the Middle East.
Pankoke stepped away from FBI work in 2014, but couldn’t pass up the opportunity in 2016 to work on the Anne Frank investigation in the Netherlands. After more than 25 years with the FBI – including heading up the bureau’s unit tracking drug cartels in Colombia – he retired in 2014.
- Understand historical investigation techniques
- Learn how artificial intelligence technology can assist modern investigations with pre-digital documentation
- Understand how Vincent Pankoke and the team came to the conclusions they did
Zoom Opens 11:20 am
Opening Remarks and Introduction: 11:25 am (CST)
Presentation and Q&A: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm (CST)
CPE Certificate Hours: 1.5
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Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Prerequisites: Not Applicable
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Who Should Attend: Anti-fraud professionals, Auditors, Accountants, Attorneys, Investigators, Law Enforcement, Educators, Students
Advanced Preparation: None
Program Level: Basic
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