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Steven J. Shuster, CPA/ABV/CFF/CGMA, CVA, FCPA
10200 E. Girard Ave., Ste. B-321
Denver CO 80231-5553
USA
phone: 303-696-0808 Office, 303-520-5357 Cell
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Shuster & Company, PC is a full-service Forensic & Business Valuation Accounting Firm serving clients throughout the United States and occasionally throughout the world. They are dedicated to providing our clients with professional, personalized services and guidance in a wide range of financial, business, and forensic needs. Their professional services include:
Forensic Accounting - Business Valuation - Divorce Matters- Accounting & Tax Issues

Principal, Steven J. Shuster, CPA/ABV/CFF/CGMA, CVA, FCPA and his team provide litigation support services for a number of forensic accounting issues. They are experienced in identifying, collecting, analyzing, and interpreting financial and accounting data and information; applying the relevant data and information to a legal dispute or issue, and rendering an opinion as to their analysis. They have been accepted as experts by the Courts on numerous occasions and have served as consultants for plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of civil and criminal legal matters.

With a track record of helping counsel unravel challenging financial and economic issues in disputes, they provide valuable insight and clarity, helping their clients during every stage of a contested matter, from early case assessment and discovery to case strategy, damages analysis and settlement services.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Damage Analysis - Assist attorneys and clients in calculating damages in litigation cases or rebutting claims by opposing counsel.
  • Family Law and Divorce Support - Business Valuations, spousal and child support matters, asset tracing, income characterization and calculation and division of assets.
  • Fraud Investigation Consulting - Investigate alleged misconduct, and measure the financial implications of disputes.
  • Lease Review Services - Analysis of commercial real estate leases and conducting lease reviews of rent, operating expenses, common area maintenance (CAM) expenses and real estate taxes to identify potential financial savings on behalf of tenant.
  • Assisting Claims Adjusters - Business interruption, inventory loss, extra expense, lost earnings / profits, subrogation, product liability, general liability.
  • Malpractice - Compare activities performed by the professionals to applicable professional standards and practices.
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EJ Janik, CPA, CFF, CFE
Principal
Three Galleria Tower
13155 Noel Road, Suite 100
Dallas TX 75240-5090
USA
phone: 972.934.0022
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EJ Janik Accounting Expert PhotoPrincipal, EJ Janik, CPA, CFF, CFE is a Certified Public Accountant with 37 years of professional experience. He has been engaged as an accounting consultant on issues involving, among other things, public and private company audits, due diligence, fact finding, asset tracing, lost profits analysis, damage analysis, fraud analysis, insurance claims and business valuations. Mr. Janik holds a Master of Science in Accounting from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor of Commerce from Rice University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Mr. Janik has provided expert testimony in over 80 matters including testimony in 48 trials or hearings in 8 states. His experience also includes over 23,000 hours of Engineering and Construction auditing and consulting work on construction claims matters involving:
  • Acceleration
  • Change Orders
  • Costs
  • Defective Plans
  • Differing Site and Concealed Conditions
  • Direct Costs
  • Disruption
  • Evaluating Claims
  • Indirect Costs
  • Overhead
  • Payroll Fringe Burdens
  • Profit
  • Pre-Qualification Filings
  • Superfund / Hazardous Waste Sites
  • Terminations
  • Other Construction Issues
  • Mr. Janik provides accounting, financial, economic, fraud, and business dispute consulting. He has provided over 150 financial audits and consulted in over 685 business disputes. Janik's clients include Bank of America, Coca-Cola Company, FDIC, General Motors Corporation, IBM, Travelers Insurance, and many more. Specific areas of expertise include:
    • Business Consulting
    • Dispute Consulting
    • Forensic Accounting
    • Damage Analysis / Critiques
    • Construction Claims
  • Opinions / Reports
  • Fact Finding / Graphic Analytics
  • Accounting / Financial / Economic Modeling
  • Contract Accounting
  • Projections and Trend Analysis
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    *Ryan Fraud and Forensic Recovery, LLC is not a CPA firm.
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    Mary Wickens, JD, CFE
    2237 Raby Road
    East Lansing MI 48823
    USA
    phone: 248-770-4906
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    M.K. Wickens, PLLC, is a Health Care Fraud and Compliance company. Principal, Mary Wickens, JD, CFE has over 35 years experience in the Healthcare Insurance, Managed Care, and Compliance Industry. Her experience includes advising and counseling health care providers, insurers, government contractors, and others in compliance, ethics, fraud and abuse, Medicare, Medicaid and Federal Employees Plan, managed care, and other matters.

    Consulting Services:
    • Internal Investigations - As a highly experienced investigator, Mary Wickens is available to provide swift and thorough review of potential compliance and ethics issues. She is seasoned at handling potential whistleblower concerns, C-suite investigations, and reporting for self-disclosures. She provides comprehensive, understandable reports and recommendations to executives, audit committees, and auditors.
    • Compliance Consulting - Ms. Wickens is experienced in providing site reviews, red team reviews, and independent compliance reviews. She has in-depth knowledge developing and implementing effective corrective action plans and extensive experience in responding to government and commercial audits and investigations.
    Background Experience - Ms. Wickens is a former compliance officer for a major health insurer and former legal and compliance specialist for a CMS Medicare Program Safeguard Contractor. Also a former operations director for government programs (Medicare Part C, Medi-gap, and FEHBP) for a major HMO, she is experienced with government audits and investigations, commercial audits, as well as self-reporting and internal investigations.

    Ms. Wickens has decades of experience as in house counsel to HMOs and health insurers. She has drafted, developed, negotiated, and implemented numerous healthcare provider-payor contracts, and developed and implemented codes of conduct, ethics programs, compliance programs and numerous corrective action plans. Ms. Wickens has authored numerous professional publications and presentations on health care fraud and compliance, government and commercial audits, compliance programs, and healthcare contracting.

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    6/6/2018 · Healthcare
    The US Department of Justice (DOJ) recently joined a federal qui tam lawsuit1 brought against a private equity firm that specializes in health care pharmacies. Notably, the case also charges individual partners of the private equity firm, Riordan, Lewis & Haden, Inc. (RLH) based in Los Angeles2. They are charged with violations of the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and the federal False Claims Act (FCA) in connection with their management of Diabetic Care Rx/Patient Care America (PCA), a compounding pharmacy. The case involves reimbursements from TRICARE, the health care program for the military and their families.

    4/12/2017 · Healthcare
    Health care fraud and abuse cases are often won or lost on the effective use of expert witnesses. As health care fraud cases have become more complex and technical, the scope and use of expert testimony has proliferated, and the successful use of experts is one of the lawyer's most important jobs. False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, and Stark Law cases all demand various types of experts to assist the trier of fact in understanding the nature of the case, the morass of rules at play, the evidence, and a variety of billing, valuation, contractual, technical, and compliance concepts. Increasingly, expert reports and testimony play a pivotal role in motions for summary judgment, as well as at trial. Experts also are used in "conference room litigation," such as mediations or negotiations between defense counsel and enforcement agencies. This article is the result of interviews with health care fraud litigators and expert witnesses in the field who identified their best practices to produce optimum outcomes for their clients.

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    Stacy A. Kinsel, CPA/ABV/CFF, CFE
    1222 Lincoln Avenue
    Pasadena CA 91103
    USA
    phone: 818-265-9714
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    Kinsel Forensic Accounting, LLP has over 60 years of Forensic Accounting industry experience. Their firm delivers unsurpassed service combined with a strategic approach that provides clear cut answers for even the most complex financial cases. Kinsel services include:
    • Forensic Accounting For Insurance Matters - various types of claims include business interruption claims, extra expense, fidelity and surety, property damage and fraud
    • Forensic Accounting For Any Business Situation - support services in the areas of economic damages, lost profits, business interruption, fraud investigation, product recall, business fraud and business valuations
    • Fraud Investigation Support - trained and experienced with skills for investigating fraud, concealment, and misrepresentation cases
    Principal, Stacy A. Kinsel, CPA/ABV/CFF, CFE, has been engaged in Forensic Accounting and Economic Damage Analysis for over 20 years.

    Ms. Kinsel earned both her Masters Degree in Accounting and Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California. A Certified Public Accountant in the State of California, Ms. Kinsel is Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) by the AICPA. She is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

    Ms. Kinsel has conducted seminars on loss of earnings, business interruption calculations, fidelity loss investigations, and other forensic accounting issues. Presentations have included such topics as "Elder Fraud and Financial Exploitation," "Loss of Earnings Claims for Attorneys," and "The Post-Great Recession Fidelity Landscape."

    Select Consulting Experience:
    • Measurement of business interruption loss to hospital resulting from earthquake damage
    • Investigation of fraudulent practices of a city’s mayor and misuse of city funds
    • Measurement of business interruption loss to refinery after damage to plant from explosion
    • Investigation of faithful performance claim of employee involving mishandling of trust funds
    • Investigation of fraudulent vendor billing scheme in a cargo handling company
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    Andrew Richards
    President
    2199 Almanack Court
    Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    USA
    phone: 412-722-8380
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    Fraud Investigative Service is a private investigations firm specializing in White Collar Investigations. Company president, Andrew F. Richards, CFS, is a recently retired federal agent with over 25 years of experience. As head of the Fraud Section of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, he handled almost every type of scheme and scam committed on businesses, government entities, and individuals including:
    • Internal and External Corporate Investigations
    • Fraud and Theft Investigations
    • Whistleblower / Qui Tam Actions
    • Corporate Fraud
    • Commercial Corruption
    • Investment Fraud
    • Health Care Fraud
    • Worker's Compensation Fraud
    • Mortgage Fraud
  • Vendor Fraud
  • Extortion
  • Bribery
  • Insurance / D&O Insurance Fraud
  • Political Corruption
  • Employee Investigations
  • Identity Theft
  • Surveillance
  • Computer and Asset Recovery
  • As a National Fraud Subject Matter Expert (SME) for USPIS and supervisor of the Financial Crimes/Major Crimes section, a nationally recognized multi-agency task force, Mr. Richards supervised task force members from the FBI, US Secret Service, US Treasury- Inspector General, and US Attorney’s Office, and many more.

    He has given over 200 presentations to a variety of audiences, including professional groups, business associations, law enforcement associations, and civic groups, as well as being interviewed on TV and radio.

    Awards - Selected Items:
    • United States Attorney General’s Outstanding Contributions in Law Enforcement Award – national nominee
    • Special Achievement Award USPIS for $71 million fraud investigation
    • Federal Bureau of Investigation Appreciation Award in a fraud investigation
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    Dr. Laurie A. Hoeltzel, PhDc
    California Office
    PO Box 1496
    Crestline CA 92325
    USA
    phone: 909-338-4247 or 310-985-2807 (Cell)
    fax: 800-652-9901
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    Dr. Laurie Hoeltzel, PhDc, a Forensic Document Examiner, has studied handwriting examination and apprenticed under some of the leading court-qualified Forensic Document Experts in the United States. She spent 11 years serving her country in the United States Air Force, including three tours of duty in Iraq, while obtaining a Bachelors degree and Document Examination Certificates.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Hoeltzel has reviewed numerous signatures and handwritings, examined case documents, and rendered an opinion on cases in Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin, Washington D.C., and Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She is court qualified and attorney recommended. With over 20 years of experience, she is available for depositions and court testimony when necessary, Dr. Hoeltzel offers her expertise to counsel for both plaintiff and defendant NATIONWIDE!

    Areas of Specific Training:
    • Handwriting Identification
    • Signature Comparison
    • Distinguishing Forged Signatures Techniques
    • Disguised Handwriting
    • Altered Numbers
    • Anonymous Writing
    • Factors that Affect Writing
    Disputed Documents or Signatures Analysis on: Wills, checks, contracts, deeds, account ledgers, mortgages, loans, notary disputes, and medical records.

    Investigation and Analysis for: Questioned signatures, suspect documents, forgeries, identity theft, robo-signing, anonymous letters, bond authentication, alterations, obliterations, erasures, typewritten documents, altered medical records, graffiti, handwritten numbers, suicide notes, and computerized and handwritten documents.

    Colorado Office
    Telephone: 720-724-8077
    Website: www.denverhandwritingexpert.com
    Texas Office
    Telephone: 832-827-3052
    Website: www.houstonhandwritingexpert.com


    East Florida Office
    Telephone: 954-745-0752
    Website: www.floridahandwritingexpert.com
    West Florida Office
    Telephone: 727-213-5722
    Website: www.floridahandwritingexpert.com
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    Decision Validation , LLC
    Peter Wade
    Suite 1449
    1941 Raccoon Lane
    Myrtle Beach SC 29575
    USA
    phone: 843-492-6961
    fax: 843-492-6961
    Peter Wade is a Federal court qualified expert in Postal Procedures and Postal Inspection Service policies, investigative methods and techniques. He has twenty-five years of experience with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, eight years as a postal inspector and seventeen years in supervisory and policy-making positions. Mr. Wade also has two years of experience as postmaster of San Juan, PR. He has provided expert opinions in numerous federal and state court matters regarding postal criminal investigative procedures and USPS policies and procedures.

    1/15/2016 · Postal Services
    Both plaintiffs and defendants are often frustrated because official USPS records of the disposition of Certified Mail are only retained for two years. Often, litigation in a matter does not even begin until more than two years after the situation being litigated have passed.

    4/29/2015 · Postal Services
    Recently I have had several firms ask me if they could use USPS Form 152 instead of the more costly Certified Mail most commonly used to provide proof of receipt. The short answer is no.

    12/8/2011 · Postal Services
    The United States Postal Service offers two services which document that a letter has been placed in the mail at a certain place on a certain date; Certified Mail and a Certificate of Mailing.

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    J.F. Chip Morrow
    Nationwide coverage
    San Antonio ALL States 78261
    USA
    phone: 210-651-3749
    fax: 210-651-4076
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    Profile: 47+ yrs experience in financial, mortgage & business institutions including 17+ President, CEO & Director & 6+ director of a mortgage company. 15+ years of leadership/ directorships in national & state trade associations. Over 500 federal & state nationwide cases i for FDIC, FannieMae, financial institutions, mortgage companies, businesses, non-banks, individuals. Services provided: consulting, depositions, reports, affidavits & court testimonies.

    Expertise: Financial Institutions, Mortgage Institutions, Business, Real Estate. Residential mortgage loans,construction loans, commercial real estate loans, business loans, SBA; Operations; Fraud; Lender Liability; Policy & Procedures; Fiduciary Duties, D & O conduct, Other. Reports, depositions & court testimony in Federal, Bankruptcy & state courts.

  • 500+ nationwide cases working both for defendants and plaintiffs.

  • 20+ years of in-house, industry, and outside expert witness experience.

  • 75+ depositions taken and 35+ court appearances in both Federal and state courts.

  • Clients: FannieMae, FDIC, Freddie Mac, FHA, VA, Viacom, Wells Fargo Bank, State of CA, Bank of America, Amex, Citicorp Mortgage, Washington Mutual, Bank One, Long Beach Mortgage, EMC Mortgage, JPMorganChase Bank, PacifiCare, Beal Bank, Avnet, Fidelity Title & First American Title

  • Approximately 50% of cases are for financial institutions, 40% against financial institution and 10% are other.

  • Serving clients nationally— 40% plaintiffs and 60% defendants.

  • Resume, fee information and references provided on request.
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    Robert Archuleta
    CEO
    P.O. Box 1409
    Woodbridge CA 95258
    USA
    phone: 209-952-4081
    fax: 209-952-4081
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    Archuleta & Associates Investigative Services, a Division of Archuleta & Associates, Inc., has been providing investigative services within various industries since 1982. They are the overwhelming leaders within the CA Central Valley.

    The clientele of Archuleta & Associates, Inc. consists of every level of business, from both the private and public sector. Due to the wide range of services provided and their 25 years within the industry, they have worked with an extremely diverse and vast clientele base, from the largest of litigation firms to the smallest of personal clients.

    Robert A. Archuleta launched his career as a Private Investigator in 1983, after five years as an officer, investigator and sergeant for the Lodi Police Department, followed by stints as an engineering contractor and a deputy U.S. Marshal. Among his other clientele, Mr. Archuleta has been as an Expert Witness for the Department of Consumer Affairs for the State of California.

    Services Include:
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • AOE / COE
  • Civil Litigation
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Prosecution
  • General Engineering
  • GPS Location / Tracking
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Insurance Defense
  • Seminar Training
  • Surveillance
  • Traffic Reconstruction
  • Video Evidence
  • Voice Stress Analyzation
  • Workers Compensation
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    Thomas A. Tarter
    18783 Tribune Street
    Northridge CA 91326
    USA
    phone: 818-380-3102
    fax: 818-616-4357
    Thomas A. Tarter, President of The Andela Consulting Group, Inc., Management, Financial and Advisory Services Involving Corporate Governance, Management, Compensation, Financial and Banking Matters.

    He has served on boards, assisted in corporate restructures and provided advisory services to a diverse group of clients including corporations, law firms, financial institutions and government agencies - including U.S. Small Business Administration and FDIC. Involved in over 1000 cases - national and international.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Bank Operations -Check processing forgery, kiting,ID Theft, Ponzi schemes
    • Lending Standards - Commercial and R/E Loans
    • Consumer and Subprime Lending, Underwriting, Loan Servicing, Foreclosures / Credit Damages
    • Guarranties/Lender Liability
    • FCRA and Collection Practices
    • Bankruptcy