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Fighting Back Against Elder Fraud


Nov 20

November 20, 2019
8:30 am-12:30 pm


Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Moot Court Room, Classroom LB-101
1801 Euclid Ave Cleveland, OH 44115


Free Continuing Education Credits for attorneys, social workers, and counselors to learn about Elder Fraud from local experts.

Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 20th, 2019 in the Moot Court Room at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law on the Cleveland State University campus to learn how you can fight back against elder fraud. Complimentary refreshments will be provided, along with free Continuing Education Credits for social workers, counselors, and attorneys.

Click here to register for this free event.

3.25 hours CLE credit pending with the Supreme Court of Ohio

This event is presented by the Cuyahoga County Department of Consumer Affairs - Division of Senior and Adult Services, the FBI Department of Justice - Elder Justice Initiative, the Office of the Inspector General, the U.S. Treasury, the Ohio Attorney General's Office, the Federal Trade Commission, the Cuyahoga County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, and Cleveland State University's Student Public Interest Law Organization.

Event Highlights Include:

Introductions by U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman and FBI Special Agent in Charge Eric Smith. Moderated by Mark Naymik from WKYC Channel 3 News.

Session #1: "Forging Partnerships Against Elder Fraud – Who to Call" panel discussion including:

  • Sheryl Harris – Cuyahoga County Dept. of Consumer Affairs and SCAM Squad
  • Katherine Hollingsworth – Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
  • A.J. Miceli – FBI Special Agent and Elder Justice Coordinator
  • Sylvia Pla-Raith - Director of the Ohio Attorney General’s Elder Justice Initiative
  • Fil de Banate – Federal Trade Commission

Session #2: "Trends and Case Studies in Elder Fraud" panel discussion including:

  • Harris Senturia – Federal Trade Commission
  • Ian Ortega – Postal Inspector
  • Brian McDonough – Assistant United States Attorney and Elder Fraud Coordinator
  • Brent Kirvel – Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor – Economic Crimes Section
  • Milan Kosanovich – FBI Supervisory Special Agent – Complex Financial Crimes

Session #3: "Empowering and Supporting the Community" panel discussion including:

  • Sheryl Harris – Cuyahoga County Dept. of Consumer Affairs and SCAM Squad
  • Natasha Pietrocola – Cuyahoga County Division of Senior and Adult Services/Adult Protective Services
  • Maria Del Monaco – Federal Trade Commission
  • Darla Pendergrass – USAO Victim Assistance Specialist

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