Pandemic Crimes: Investigating and Prosecuting Fraud and Scams During COVID

July 12, 2021

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. ET
75-minute presentation 
CLE: 1.25 Credits

Every year, millions of dollars are stolen from victims of various schemes across the country. It is a tale as old as time – a crime occurs, gets investigated, and prosecuted. Since the Pandemic, many fraudsters have focused on the fears wrought by COVID on both everyday people and the government. From unemployment insurance fraud to PPP loan fraud to counterfeit PPE, this presentation will highlight some of the common frauds and scams that have been uncovered. Additionally, this presentation will discuss in depth how criminal investigations and prosecutions have had to adapt during the Pandemic.

Presented by:
Philip Apruzzese
Director – Combatting Upstate Financial Fraud Schemes (CUFFS) Initiative
Assistant Attorney General – Criminal Enforcement and Financial Crimes Bureau
NYS Office of the Attorney General

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Continuing Legal Education Credits: 1.25 hours

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NDAA will gladly offer training course attendees a credit for the full course amount which you or an office colleague can use for the rescheduled course or a future NDAA course of your choosing prior to September 30, 2021. As always, substitutions are accepted at any time. Note, NDAA regrets that cash refunds are not available. Please submit all requests to NDAA in writing via email to Project Coordinator Logan Kilduff at

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