Meeting/Event Information


December 12, 2017

Arizona Chapter ACFE Holiday and Annual Meeting
December 12, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Arizona Biltmore Hotel
2400 E Missouri Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85016
2017 Holiday Meeting

$50.00 Member

$75.00 Guest

$50.00 ACFE Southern Arizona Chapter Members

Please join us for our annual Holiday event on December 12, 2017


Rules of Evidence in Jury Trials

Investigations at Intel Corp.

White Collar Crime Investigations


Honorable Judge John Tuchi

Intel Global Fraud Program Manager, John Hurlimann

AUSA, Financial Crimes & Public Integrity Chief, Monica Klapper

Agenda: The event will run from 11:00 AM – 4:45 PM

  • Sign-in: 10:00-10:50

  • Program: 10:50-4:30 PM


Arizona Biltmore

Grand Canyon Meeting Room

2400 E. Missouri Ave

Phoenix, AZ 85016



Free Valet Parking

Free Self-Parking

Cost: $50 for current chapter members (and Southern Arizona Chapter members); $75 all others.

Registration Information: Pre-registration is required for all attendees for this event. Registration is open through Friday, December 8, 2017 or until all seats are filled. Register online at You may pay your admission fee with a credit card online at the time of registration. Alternately, cash and checks only are accepted at the door.

Refund Policy: Email to cancel. To be eligible for a refund, cancellations must be received by the 3rd business day prior to the meeting (for example, by Thursday at 5 pm before a Tuesday meeting). Credit card payments will be refunded to the credit card. Cash or check payments will be refunded by check.

Complaint Resolution: Please contact the Training Director at

Charity Event:

Arizona Helping Hands is so excited to be the benefitting organization for the CFE training toy collection this year! These toys will truly help us stand up for even more boys and girls. When we first started in 1998, we started with a holiday toy drive right out of our founder, Kathy and Paul Donaldson’s garage and dining room table. That first year they gave out 500 toys; now Arizona Helping Hands provided toys to more than 35,000 boys and girls.

We provide holiday toys to not only boys and girls in foster care, but families that receive extra assistance, DCS Caseworkers, and other non-profit organizations that then help their families.

Families apply on our website at for the holiday toys.

It takes a village to make our Holiday Toy Drive happen! We rely heavily on community toy drive support for the new toys. We use individual and group volunteers to sort and organize the toys and then fill the orders in preparation for distribution days. We have separate distribution days for non-profit organizations and families. It is truly a wonderful site to see and be part of. All non-profit organizations come to Arizona Helping Hands to pick up their toys on their scheduled pick up day. Families will go to one of three locations, based on where they live, to pick up their toys that Arizona Helping Hands will provide.

Program Description

Honorable Judge John Tuchi will discuss how the rules of evidence impact what information is provided to a jury during trials and the impact on proceedings.

Intel Global Fraud Program Manager, John Hurlimann will detail the investigations process at Intel Corp and discuss fraud investigation case studies.

AUSA, Financial Crimes & Public Integrity Chief, Monica Klapper and accompanying agents will discuss white collar crime investigations and the forensic accounting associated with those investigations.


Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Explain the rules of evidence that impact what investigative results a jury gets to hear in trial.

  • Identify forensic accounting techniques associated with white collar fraud investigations.

  • Discuss investigation processes and techniques used by Intel’s investigative unit.

Program Information

  • Delivery Method: Group Live

  • Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Apps, Accounting

  • Recommended CPE Credits: 4

    • CPE Certificates will be emailed within 10 business days to those who attend the entire program and sign in on the attendance sheet.

  • Level: Basic

  • Prerequisites: None

  • Advance Preparation: None

Presenter Information

Monica Klapper

Klapper received her law degree in 1991 from Arizona State University. She started her career with the Attorney General’s office in 1992, practiced private law from 1995-1999 when she returned to the Attorney General’s criminal Division. Monica Klapper is currently the Financial Crimes and Public Integrity Section Chief for the Arizona District.

Judge John Tuchi

John Tuchi was nominated by President Obama for a Federal District Judgeship on September 19, 2013, and was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 14, 2014. From 1998 until his confirmation, Tuchi served in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona, holding multiple positions, including Chief of the Phoenix Appellate Division, Chief of the Criminal Division, Senior Litigation Counsel, Tribal Liaison, Chief of the Phoenix Office, and United States Attorney. As a line prosecutor, Tuchi handled narcotics, firearms and immigration cases, and specialized in computer crime and financial fraud.

Prior to serving in the United States Attorney’s Office, Tuchi was an associate with the law firm Brown & Bain P.A. (now merged with Perkins Coie LP), from 1995 to 1998. He served as law clerk to the Honorable William C. Canby, Jr., on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 1994 to 1995. Tuchi also practiced as an engineer and computer systems consultant in the defense industry prior to attending law school.

Tuchi earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from West Virginia University in 1987, a Master’s Degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona in 1989, and a Juris Doctorate from Arizona State University in 1994, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Arizona State Law Journal and was elected by the College of Law Faculty as the outstanding graduate of the Class of 1994.

John Hurlimann

Global Anti-Fraud Program Manager for Intel Corporation’s Corporate Security department. A 25 year veteran of Intel and Certified Fraud Examiner with 14 years' experience in global investigations. Leads anti-fraud efforts leveraging the latest technology and techniques to identify and investigate fraud. Extensive experience in investigating conflict of interest and kickback schemes, as well as specialized expertise in forensics and data analytics throughout Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Hold patents in the area of software architecture and advanced through various technical and engineering roles at Intel before progressing into Investigations. Frequently speaks on the topics of ethics, investigations and conflict of interest.


NASBA Statement

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Arizona Chapter 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.learning

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