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Procurement Fraud: Local, State, & Federal Cases – Policy, Prosecution and Prevention

10/23 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Procurement is prone to corruption. Both Government and Contractors must know and abide by the rules to prevent loss of millions of dollars annually. Come learn about Local, State, and Federal Procurement Fraud at this Breakfast Session provided by the Boston Chapter of the NCMA.

In this presentation, join Neil Cohen, Director, Regulatory & Compliance Division for Massachusetts, and Fred Wyshak, DoJ Chief of Public Corruption Unit as they provide a refresher on fraud, as well as an in depth discussion on fraud schemes and case studies.


Neil H. Cohen, CFE, CIG, Director, Regulatory & Compliance Division, Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General

Neil received his B.A. from Vassar College and his Masters Degree in Public Administration from Columbia University. He holds a number of professional certifications including certified fraud examiner and certified inspector general.

Neil has more than 30 years of public sector experience, including 26 years with the Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Before being tasked in 2018 with managing the OIG’s training and compliance functions, he co-managed the OIG’s investigations division. Neil previously held internal oversight positions for New York City.

He is an adjunct faculty member at Clark University and UMass Lowell. Neil is also a frequent guest lecturer and presenter for graduate school classes, professional organizations, civic groups and public agencies. Neil also volunteers for the AARP’s Fraud Watch Network.

Fred M. Wyshak, Jr., DoJ Chief of Public Corruption Unit

Mr. Wyshak is the Chief – Public Corruption & Special Prosecutions at the U.S. Attorney Office (USAO) for Massachusetts. He has served in a number of capacities at USAO-MA including on the Boston Strike Force from 1989-2004, Senior Litigation Counsel from 2003-2013, Director – “Big Dig” Task Force from 2004-2010, and his current role since 2014. He has served as Lead Attorney in numerous organized crime, labor racketeering and public corruption RICO prosecutions and as Deputy Chief – Economic Crimes & Arson Bureau at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office. Mr.Wyshak is also in academia as an Adjunct Professor for Boston University School of Law since 2013. He holds a B.A. from New York University and a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law.

All are welcome.



Sponsorship opportunities are available. If interested please contact Diana Laurent at diana.laurent@us.af.mil and/or Arthur Langford at Arthur_Langford@raytheon.com.

The Incidentals:

When: Wednesday, October 23 2019 from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Where: NU Innovation Campus at Burlington, Building 5, 147 South Bedford Street, Burlington, MA 01803 – (781) 238-8440

Cost: $35.00 per person for NCMA/NDIA members, military/government civilians; $50.00 General Public

Details: Price includes Breakfast and a Boxed Lunch catered by Rebecca’s Cafe in Burlington. Registration closes Monday, 21 October 2019.

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8:30 am - 1:30 pm
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