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Contract and Procurement Fraud Investigation Guidebook


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Contents Preface Acknowledgments Author Chapter 1 Introduction to contracts, procurements and related fraud Chapter 2 Corruption in contracting Chapter 3 Source selection and competition schemes Chapter 4 Contractor and vendor performance schemes Chapter 5 Contractor and vendor payment schemes Chapter 6 Investigators, enforcers and statutes Chapter 7 Investigative sources and resources Chapter 8 Investigative tools and techniques Chapter 9 Interviews and interrogations Chapter 10 Investigative reports and evidence Chapter 11 Investigative case planning, goals, and strategies (The Piper Method of Conducting Thorough and Complete Investigations*) Chapter 12 Case presentations and testifying Chapter 13 Post adjudicative action Chapter 14 Sample case study-story # 1 Chapter 15 Sample case study-story # 2 Chapter 16 Sample case study-story # 3 Conclusion Appendix: Samples of visual aids for presentations on contract and procurement fraud, collusion and corruption investigations Index * - Investigator and Fraud Fighter Guidebook: Operation War Stories; Charles E. Piper: Copyright (c) 2014 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Charles E. Piper, CFE, CRT, is an award-winning investigator and author. He served for over 30 years in law enforcement including 20 years as a special agent-criminal investigator with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). He has successfully conducted numerous internal and external contract & procurement fraud investigations as well investigations involving collusion as public corruption (bribes and kickbacks). As a federal agent, he led interagency investigations and worked jointly with some of the most experienced and well trained fraud fighters in the world. His investigations have resulted in millions of dollars in recoveries, as well as criminal convictions and civil judgments against fraudsters. Piper also served seven years in the U.S. Army in the Military Police Corps and additional years as a city police officer and supervisory detective. He is currently the owner of Charles Piper's Professional Services in West Tennessee which provides investigative, consulting and training services, Piper is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified in the Reid Technique of Interview and Interrogation (CRT) and a graduate of three law enforcement-investigative academies (federal, state and military). He is the author of multiple books, including Investigator and Fraud Fighter Guidebook: Operation War Stories, and Healthcare Fraud Investigation Guidebook, and has received numerous awards, including Special Agent of the Year for his service in law enforcement, and the 2014 Associate of Certified Fraud Examiners' (ACFE) Hubbard Award.


Charles Piper is a seasoned fraud examiner. In this book, he breaks down the common schemes, how to spot them, and how to conduct effective investigations. Piper's Contract and Procurement Fraud Investigation Guidebook is a vital resource for fraud investigators as well as businesses and government organizations that want to ensure the integrity of their acquisition systems. -James D. Ratley, CFE, CEO & President, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners In today's world of billion-dollar international government and private-sector procurements, there is a dire need for Charles Piper's Contract and Procurement Fraud Investigation Guidebook. The author exposes the many different types of fraud schemes and wrongful actors that can beset contracting and procurements. He also provides a step-by-step list of protocols to be followed while investigating, which provides readers with a distinct advantage...It should be used for core courses and be required reading for every fraud investigator. -Gilbert R. Jimenez, JD, CIG, LPD, Former Deputy Inspector General, IL Investigators should put Charles Piper's Contract and Procurement Fraud Investigation Guidebook front-and-center on their resource shelf. Piper's described investigative techniques and personal "War Stories" make this book an enjoyable and informative read. -Andy Wise, Chief Consumer Investigator, WMC Action News 5

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