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Fraud and Forensics Conference

April 27, 2017

9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Meinders School of Business
at Oklahoma City University
2701 N McKinley
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

Topics Include:

  • Tax Fraud
  • Bank Fraud
  • Government Contract Fraud
  • Adjudicating Fraud

CPE Credits Available

$95 - Regular Admission
$75 - Discounted Ticket for Association Members of IMA, IIA, ACFE
$50 - Student/Professor Tickets (outside of OCU)
Free to OCU professors and students

Speaker Bios


Valerie Devol is an accomplished a JD as well as a LLM in Taxation.  She has practiced law for over twenty years.  Her fields of expertise include business and personal tax law, estate and tax planning, and resolving myriad state and federal tax controversies.  Ms. Devol is also accomplished in tribal, municipal and business development law – for established as well as start-up businesses.  She frequently speaks on issues of taxation and government action, and is a vibrant contributor to Internal Revenue Service and Small Business Association rule-making efforts affecting business regulations. 


The Honorable Stephen P. Friot is a Senior United States District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma. Judge Friot has presided in criminal cases involving indictments for bank fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, healthcare fraud, tax fraud, money laundering, computer fraud and racketeering. Judge Friot practiced civil trial and appellate law in Oklahoma City for 29 years before his appointment to the bench by President George W. Bush in 2001.   


Phil Busey established the Busey Group of Companies in 2000 and the flagship company, DRG, in 2002 with defense subcontracting opportunities for Boeing Aerospace. Busey practiced law for 27 years until 2005. His areas of practice experience include commercial law, corporate law, public finance, federal government and contract regulation, defense and government contracting law and Native American law.


Elaine Dodd spent 22 years in law enforcement doing investigative work for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, retiring in 1995 as their Director. Now EVP, Fraud Division, Oklahoma Bankers Association, Elaine provides training and investigative assistance for banks and fraud training to thousands of bankers and customers. 


Rich Lay joined the FBI in July 1997. After attending the FBI academy, he was assigned to the Houston Division of the FBI, where he worked White Collar Crime and Cyber Crime. In 2003 he transferred to the FBI's Engineering Research Facility in Quantico, where he managed a variety of technical support programs. In 2007 he transferred to his home state of Oklahoma. He served as the supervisor of the Cyber Squad in the Oklahoma City Division of the FBI for 5 1/2 years. In 2013 he returned to investigative duties as a Cyber agent, focusing on computer intrusion investigations.


9:30 - 10 a.m. | Registration and speaker meet & greet
10 - 10:50 a.m. | Valarie Devol - Tax Fraud
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Elaine Dodd & Rich Lay - Bank Fraud
12 - 1 p.m. | Lunch provided
1 - 1:50 p.m. | Phil Busey - Government Contract Fraud
2 - 3 p.m. | Judge Friot - Adjudicating Fraud