Upcoming Events

  • Next Membership Meetings in 2019 will be March 21 and July 18 at Martin's West. Save the dates and check back for details. See the Events page of this site for information on prior speakers.

Want to become a CFE? The Chapter offers scholarships to help with the exam.  See our Scholarship page on this web site for details.

Become a Member or Associate Member of the Chapter. Details below.

Academic Scholarships

  • The Chapter awarded scholarships to two students at Stevenson University Nov. 27, 2018. The City of Baltimore I.G.was the featured speaker at the Chapter's membership meeting on this occasion.

Annual Conference

  • The Chapter's 2019 Annual Fraud Conference will take place April 29 and April 30, 2019, at Martin's West. Details will follow.

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Feb. 15, 2019-"VA official steered 88 disabled veterans to sham job training in $2 million fraud-bribery scheme....(James) King led a scheme to steer 88 disabled veterans and more than $2 million in taxpayer-funded benefits to sham job-retraining schools in exchange for bribes and kickbacks. He was sentenced to 11 years in prison in Washington after former U.S. service members told a judge how King, 61, of Baltimore, wasted years of their lives and left them with nothing but debt and stolen dreams of post-service careers."

Source: Washington Post.


Feb. 10, 2019 – “U.S. sues Lockheed Martin over alleged kickback scheme at nuclear cleanup site.   The United States is suing Bethesda-based defense giant Lockheed Martin in connection with an alleged fraudulent kickback scheme related to a $232 million support contract for nuclear waste disposal, the Justice Department announced Friday…Representatives from Mission Support Alliance and Lockheed Martin said their employees had not engaged in any wrongdoing, and both vowed to fight the charges,” the Washington Post reported.

Source: Washington Post. Also see DOJ press release Feb. 8 at https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/united-states-files-false-claims-act-suit-against-mission-support-alliance-llc-several


Feb. 8, 2019 - "Retired public corruption investigator details history of official graft in Baltimore and Maryland in memoir- James Cabezas investigated public corruption for three decades while working in the Maryland state prosecutor’s office before retiring two years ago. And he did it while going blind and even after he lost his sight...Cabezas, with local journalist Joan Jacobson, recently published a memoir of his life and career."  The book is "Eyes of Justice." 

Source: Baltimore Sun


Feb 07, 2019 Maryland State Police Warning Public About Telephone Scams - (PIKESVILLE, Md.) — Maryland State Police are warning the public about a reported telephone scam in which the caller cloned a state police number and requested personal information from people as part of a criminal investigation. A woman called the Maryland State Police on Thursday morning and reported she had received a call in which  Read the Rest...


Feb. 4, 2019 - "Chesapeake crab fraud nets businessman 45-month prison sentence, $15,000 fine....The Baltimore Sun followed a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration team looking into tips about Chesapeake crab fraud...During their investigation, NOAA agents sent eight containers of Casey's Seafood crabmeat bought at stores in Delaware and Virginia to a laboratory in College Park for DNA testing. The results confirmed the tip: seven of the eight Casey's containers labeled as "Product of the USA" contained swimming crab found only outside U.S. waters, according to court documents," the Baltimore Sun reports.

Source: Baltimore Sun at https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/environment/bs-md-crab-fraud-20190204-story.html


Feb. 1, 2019 - Prince George's County schools changes policy on reporting waste, fraud cases following FOX 5 report.  Prince George’s County Public Schools announced a change in its policy following an exclusive report by FOX 5 questioning why police were not notified of hundreds of thousands of dollars that were missing or unaccounted for over the last few years.

Source: http://www.fox5dc.com/news/local-news/prince-georges-county-schools-changes-policy-on-reporting-waste-fraud-cases-following-fox-5-report


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