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April 2022 Virtual Training: : Cryptocurrency, Blockchain & NFTs: An Introduction for White Collar Investigators

  • April 26, 2022
  • 11:50 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual training - Zoom Link


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

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The Houston ACFE welcomes you to a virtual seminar for our Fourth Thursday Virtual Training

SpeakerWilliam (BIll) J. Callahan III

Title:  Cryptocurrency, Blockchain & NFTs: An Introduction for White Collar Investigators

Description:  To have a basic understanding about cryptocurrency, illicit use, and the training, tools and resources to assist the investigator.

Bio:  William (BIll) J. Callahan III is a law enforcement veteran with 20+ years in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). He retired from the DEA as the Special Agent In Charge for the St. Louis Division and held numerous posts in the DEA since joining in early 2000.  Bill specialized in complex, multi-jurisdictional money-laundering investigations. In many of these investigations, illicit actors took advantage of trade-based money laundering schemes, dark web narcotic distribution involving cryptocurrency, and market manipulation to obfuscate the true source of the funds.  During his 14 years assigned to the New York Division as a Special Agent and then a Group Supervisor, Bill established the DEA New York Division Financial Investigation Team and supervised Special Agents, Task Force Officers, Criminal Intelligence Analyst, and contracted Financial Investigators.  While assigned to DEA Headquarters, Bill held numerous leadership positions in the Inspections and Operations Divisions including an assignment as the Section Chief of the Latin America and Caribbean Section.  Bill also served as a Senior Inspector where he established DEA’s proactive money laundering audit team, where he took part in the development of creating policy and procedures in furtherance of DEA’s undercover operations involving cryptocurrency.  In 2021, Bill joined Blockchain Intelligence Group as the Director of Government and Strategic Affairs; he is responsible for developing relationships with law enforcement, regulators, and government agencies globally. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Acquire a basic understanding about cryptocurrency 
  • Define illicit use of cryptocurrency
  •  Identify training, tools and resources to assist the investigator

11:50 am:  Zoom meeting opens

11:55 am: Houston ACFE President Remarks

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Speaker Begins

Recommended CPE hours: 1.0 credits.  You must attend the full session plus answer three polling questions to qualify for the CPE credit.

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.      

Program Cancellation Policy

If you have registered and/or paid for an event and you need to cancel, you MUST cancel online through your account no later than 5 days prior to the event, unless otherwise indicated in specific event policies, to request a refund and/or cancel your registration. The Chapter must confirm event registrations with the venue prior to the event and any changes after this time period can become a financial cost to the Chapter. The Chapter reserves the right to make the final determination on what percentage charge/refund will be returned for cancellations made after the cutoff. The default condition is that cancellations made after cutoff will be charged at 100% and/or no refunds will be allowed. In the event the Chapter determines that partial charges or refunds will be allowed, they will be made on a case by case basis.

In the event of having to cancel one of the events,  the Chapter would immediately send an email blast to all registrants with the emails they used for registration.  The Chapter media relations officer would post on all social media platforms notifying members of the cancellation, and the Chapter webmaster would also post cancellation on the Chapter website.

In the event an attendee does not show up to the event, the registration cost will be forfeited. If payment at the door was the selected method, then the attendee will be billed for the full cost of the event. The Chapter reserves the right to bar future registrations for any attendees who routinely register and fail to pay and/or attend the event.  If you have any questions you may email events@houstonacfe.org."

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.    

Attendance Requirements:  In order to receive CPE credit, you must attend at least 50 minutes of each hour presented, and you must answer at least three polling questions per hour presented. 

Additional Information:

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

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