City of Temple Forensic Investigation

On August 24, 2015, Karen Fortune, Pat Salem and Luke Thomas appeared before the City Council for the City of Temple (Georgia) to present findings from a forensic investigation of the City.  Please refer to the following Times-Georgian articles for more information about this investigation: Temple: Audit Reveals More than $1M Wasted Temple Audit: Sewell…

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Welcome Tyler Wright

We are excited to announce that Tyler Wright, CPA, CFE joined IAG as a Senior Manager on June 22, 2015.  Tyler earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Master of Accountancy degrees from the University of Georgia. Tyler brings a strong accounting background and experience in the fields of auditing and forensic accounting.…

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Carrs’ Sentenced to Prison Time

On March 10th, 2015 Judge Leonard, Cobb County Superior Court Judge,  sentenced both father and son to prison time after being convicted of charges associated with an elderly widow. Click here to see what Cobb County District Attorney, Vic Reynolds, has to say.

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The Verdict Is In: State v. Jeff and Joseph Carr

A Cobb County jury has convicted Jeffrey Carr and his father Joseph Carr, both from Gainesville, GA, of taking millions of dollars from an elderly Cobb County widow in violation of Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) Act. In a unique engagement between IAG Forensics and the Cobb County District Attorney’s office, Laurie Dyke…

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Kilby Sentenced in Rabun County Case

On Friday, May 30, 2014, Lowanda “Peanut” Kilby, the former director of the Boggs Mountain Humane Shelter, was sentenced to 25 years with 15 years to serve.  In addition, she was ordered to pay $5,050 in restitution to Boggs Mountain and a $30,000 fine.  Ms. Kilby must also complete 1,000 hours of community service. Laurie…

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Fraud & White Collar Crime Practice Update

IAG Forensics & Valuation’ team members have been engaged by three metro-Atlanta district attorney’s offices to investigate high-profile suspected fraud and white collar crime matters. DeKalb County – School District Matter In November 2013, IAG’s Karen Fortune provided testimony in The State [of Georgia] v. Patricia Pope, aka: Patricia Reid and Anthony Vincent Pope. Ms.…

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SPSU Mock Fraud Trial

IAG Forensics & Valuation was proud to once again help Southern Polytechnic State University students in Professor Bill Beecken’s fraud examination class prepare for their mock fraud trial. Laurie Dyke, Karen Fortune, Pat Salem and Luke Thomas of IAG Forensics & Valuation advised two groups of students on preparing for and testifying as an expert…

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Karen Fortune Testifies in DeKalb Schools Corruption Trial

Karen Fortune, partner at IAG Forensics & Valuation, testified in the high profile corruption trial of Patricia Reid and Tony Pope. Ms. Reid, the former DeKalb County Schools Chief Operating Officer, and Mr. Pope, her ex-husband, are accused of allegedly manipulating the system and stealing money from the school district through county construction contracts. For…

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IAG Forensics Supporting SPSU Internship with Cobb Co DA’s Office

IAG Forensics & Valuation is proud to support a new fraud examination internship program with the Cobb County District Attorney’s office for 3 students from Marietta’s own Southern Polytechnic State University. The internship program was developed by Professor William Beeken, accounting instructor, CFE and CPA, in coordination with the CCDA. The students will be working…

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Karen Fortune and Jeff Moore Speak About Auditor Malpractice

On June 20, 2013, IAG Partners Karen Fortune and Jeff Moore were guest presenters at the IIA CSRA Spring CPE Conference 2013. The 8-hour event, held at Georgia Regents University in Augusta, GA, was hosted by the Institute of Internal Auditors, specifically the IIA’s CSRA Chapter. About fifty internal auditors were in attendance for Karen’s and Jeff’s 50-minute…

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