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Matt Elliott

Washington, DC

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Matthew Elliott is the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations for the U.S. Department of the Interior Office of Inspector General. Mr. Elliott has been at Interior since 2014 and was previously the Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations.

Prior to joining the Department’s OIG, Matthew was the AIGI at the National Archives OIG and Government Publishing Office OIG. Matthew began his Federal career as a criminal investigator with the National Archives OIG.

Prior to joining the OIG community, Matthew was enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the Military Police Corps as a military customs inspector and a criminal investigator with the Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID. Matthew holds an M.S. in forensic science and a B.S. in counseling.

  • August 27, 2024
  • CPEs - 8 Credit Hours
  • On-site
  • Audit

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Palau (GMT+9)

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This seminar will build on the Basics of Investigations discussion.  We will discuss what to do with allegations: the importance of timely responses, how to manage intake, how to analyze and assess fraud complaints, and what steps to take upon receiving fraud complaints.  We will then discuss investigative planning: the importance of creating an investigative plan, how to scope your investigation, clarifying objectives and the importance of setting a timeline.  We will include table exercises where attendees assess complaints and draft an investigative plan.  Building on our investigative plan in the afternoon, we will discuss how to Identify relevant documents and other evidence, how to collect them, how to analyze them and how to use them to build an investigation. We will then discuss how to conduct fraud interviews: the difference between witnesses and subjects, how to organize multiple interviews, how to plan an interview, how to build rapport, and how to go over interview techniques for tricky subject interviews.  We will include table exercises in which attendees will review documents, brief their conclusions, and role-play a subject interview.

  • August 26, 2024
  • CPEs - 4 Credit Hours
  • On-site
  • Audit

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Palau (GMT+9)

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This seminar will include a discussion of the components of a fraud investigation program, how to identify fraud, and what to do when you find it.  We will discuss developing policy, clarifying your authority and budget, identifying staff and support.  We will then discuss how to find fraud, by learning how to assess organizational vulnerability to fraud, how to build sources, how to be proactive, and give an overview of fraud schemes and what investigations of those schemes might look like in the wild.  We will include classroom exercises and actual case discussion. 

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