Special Agents June 2023 Membership Meeting
Wednesday June 21, 6 to 9pm
At the Weber Grill, Lombard IL
You are invited to join us for networking, dinner, and a featured guest speaker. Learn about PPP Loan Fraud from a subject matter expert, recently retired Federal Special Agent Kathy Enstrom.
Ms. Enstrom, described as “Chicago’s first tax woman, to run Chicago’s IRS criminal investigation unit” by local media will present on PPP loan fraud and do a Q and A afterwards.
Kathy retired as Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Chicago Office of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), also a former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Cincinnati Office. She is now in Director of Investigations for the Moore Tax Law Group.
The Weber Grill is located at 2331 Fountain Sq. Lombard IL
Cost $50 per person, cash bar. 6-networking, 7-dinner, 8-speaker
Register online at https://specialagentsassociation.com/june-21-2023-membership-meeting-payment/
2023 MFIN-SAA Fraud Conference
Special Agents Association is partnering with Midwest Fraud Investigators Network for a Fraud Conference.
Register by May 10th at https://mfrin.org/2023-conference
We are back to an in person conference this year at –
College of DuPage
SSG Miller Homeland Security Education Center
425 Fawell Boulevard
Glen Ellyn IL 60137
Registration and Continental breakfast at 8am.
Topics this year –
Business Email compromise and cyber related issues
FBI Supervisory Special Agent Pam McCarthy
FBI Special Agent Matt Osegard
Current Mail Theft Trends and Check Washing
US Postal Inspector Colin Ragland
US Postal Inspector Jerry Phillips
Cyber Fraud Trends and Illicit Use of Digital Assets
Nick Schlereth, Special Agent, United States Secret Service
Mike Rostescu, Special Agent, United States Secret Service
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency 101
Brian Yoshino, Cybersecurity Advisor, CISA Region 5, Chicago
Charles DuShane, Protective Security Advisor, CISA Region 5, Chicago
$95 per person, or $75 if you are a dues paid member of MFIN or SAA
2022 IC3 Report
For Our Members, here is a copy of FBI Internet Crime Report
You can download it here – 2022 IC3 report
Today’s cyber landscape has provided ample opportunities for criminals and adversaries to target U.S. networks,
attack our critical infrastructure, hold our money and data for ransom, facilitate large-scale fraud schemes, and
threaten our national security. At the FBI, we know “cyber risk is business risk” and “cyber security is national security.”
There is no shortage of recent examples showing the wide-ranging economic and national security effects of cyber
crimes. We have seen cyber threats emanate from around the world and witnessed the scope and sophistication of
these scams and attacks deepen. As these threats increase, we continue to encourage victims to report cyber incidents
and cyber-enabled frauds to the FBI so that we may impose risks and consequences on malicious cyber actors.
Special Agents Association looking forward in 2023
Happy New Year to everyone!
Upon surveying our membership recently, we have received sufficient support from the core of our organization to continue in 2023!
At this time, we will resume meetings on a quarterly basis beginning in march of this year. Stay tuned for details!
Remember you can log into the site at https://specialagentsassociation.com/my-account
Here again are the instructions for logging into your account.
The following were approved by the Board at the Annual Meeting held virtually on January 9, 2023.
President – John Lucki
1st Vice President – Paul Ohm
2nd Vice President – Hector Rodriguez
3rd Vice President – Jeannette Tamayo
Comptroller – John Manella
Treasurer/Secretary – Mike Wilt
Director – Stan Mocek
Director – Michael Carroll
Director – James Kelly
Many thanks to our outgoing President, Rick Perez!
We look forward to an active and successful New Year and will be seeking out partnerships with other organizations.