The Houston ACFE invites you to join us for our Monthly IN PERSON luncheon! It's on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, so mark your recurring calendars!
Note: We will have a drawing for a FREE registration to the Houston Fraud Conference at the luncheon for those present!
Speaker: Michael Weems, J.D, Hughes Watters and Askanase
Title: When Fraud Files for Bankruptcy
Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Description: What can you do when someone who may have committed fraud files bankruptcy? As it turns out – a lot! Filing bankruptcy with an intent to further or cover up fraud is a crime and the bankruptcy code provides ways to except such claims from a bankruptcy discharge. You can seek to have a specific debt or claim categorized as non-dischargeable due to fraud or potentially have the full discharge of the case denied or even the bankruptcy case dismissed. You can also use the bankruptcy procedures to assist in finding collateral, verifying financial data, or acquiring testimony from parties under oath. We’ll talk about some of the applicable bankruptcy code sections and how they might be used by victims of fraud to not only protect their claims but find and gather critical information.
Bio: Michael Weems is a graduate of the University of Houston Clear Lake and South Texas College of Law. He is currently senior counsel at the law firm of Hughes Watters & Askanase LLP where he has been for the last ten years. He is board certified in consumer bankruptcy by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a certified mediator, and licensed in all four federal districts of Texas and the U.S. Tax Court. He currently serves as treasurer for the Houston Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Section. He was also a licensed Texas insurance agent for over eighteen years. Michael’s practice primarily focuses on representing financial institutions both in bankruptcy cases and in state court litigation.
- Identify the connection between fraud and bankruptcy
- Understand the process of filing for bankruptcy
- Identify how fraudsters use bankruptcy to avoid paying debts
11:30 am: Lunch
11:50 am: Houston ACFE Board Remarks
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Presentation
Recommended CPE hours: 1.0 credits.
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Delivery Method: Group Live
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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For concerns regarding course offerings, certifications or complaints, please contact: Gabriella Marshall, Training Director at the Houston ACFE.