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2023 ACFE San Antonio Conference

  • Fri, July 21, 2023
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Norris Conference Center (410 & San Pedro) 618 NW Loop 410 #207, San Antonio, TX 78216


8 CPE Credits


Assistant Special Agent in Charge Christopher Delzotto

Topic: White Collar Crime Case Studies

Background: Christopher S. Delzotto entered on duty with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2009 as a Special Agent.  Upon graduation from the FBI Academy, he was assigned to the New York Field Office, where he worked Corporate and Securities Fraud matters.

In 2017, Mr. Delzotto was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent, where he served as a Program Manager for the FBI’s Criminal Division.  As part of the Criminal Division’s Money Laundering Unit, he oversaw all of the money laundering investigations located in the South Central Region of the U.S., which included 12 Field Offices.  Upon completion of his 18-month TDY, Mr. Delzotto returned to the New York Field Office and continued to work money laundering investigations.

In 2019, Mr. Delzotto was promoted to Field SSA of a Bank Fraud squad in the New York Field Office.  Mr. Delzotto also served as New York’s Bank Fraud Coordinator, Elder Fraud Coordinator, and Covid Fraud Coordinator.

In December 2021, Mr. Delzotto was named the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the San Antonio Field Office.  He is responsible for the HQC Criminal Division, Del Rio Resident Agency, and Forensic Accounting program.

In 2002, Mr. Delzotto graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Finance.  In 2007, Mr. Delzotto received his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Central Florida.  Mr. Delzotto holds the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) designation and belongs to the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists.  Prior to the FBI, Mr. Delzotto worked for Panasonic Corporation, Healthcare Corporation of America, and Bank of New York in various accounting and audit roles.  Mr. Delzotto is married and has three children. 

Gregory Pratt

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Topic: The audience can expect to gain a deep understanding of the complexities and deception involved in missing persons investigations and the dedication and persistence required to bring closure to families and loved ones of the missing. 

Greg and John will share some insights into the techniques and strategies used by the investigators at  Project Absentis to overcome these obstacles and uncover the truth about missing persons cases. He will also discuss the importance of collaboration with law enforcement agencies, forensic specialists, and other experts in the field of missing persons investigations. Greg will deliver a presentation discussing the mission of Project Absentis, and the audience can expect to engage in discussions on some real-life cases. 

Background: Gregory Pratt spent 22 years as a Special Agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) before retiring in December 2019.  Upon completion of the FBI Academy, Greg reported to the San Antonio Division of the FBI, where he spent his entire career.  Early in his career, Greg worked on squads investigating White Collar Crime, Government Fraud, and Public Corruption.  He also served as the Training Agent and Active Shooter Coordinator for the San Antonio Division of the FBI.  Greg spent the last several years of his career assigned to the Domestic Terrorism Squad on the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).  In this capacity, Greg and his squad mates investigated threats to carry out acts of violence on schools, businesses, and places of worship.  

Greg had several collateral duties while serving in the FBI, including Crisis/Hostage Negotiator, Airport Liaison Agent, Campus Liaison Agent, Surveillance Pilot, and Crisis Management Coordinator.  In addition, Greg served as a Team Leader for the Evidence Response Team (ERT).  While serving on ERT, Greg and his team processed the crime scenes of the Active Shooter Events at Fort Hood and Sutherland Springs Baptist Church.  

Prior to working for the FBI, Greg was enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserves and was later commissioned in the United States Navy, where he served as a Naval Flight Officer for six years.  Greg graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.  He has both his Private and Remote (Drone) Pilot Licenses.  

Greg has assisted in Search and Rescue missions in the past and most recently assisted with the search for missing hiker Samuel Martinez on the island of Kauai.   

John Delatorre, Psy.D.

John Delatorre

Background:  John Delatorre, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist in Texas, Arizona and New York State. He earned his doctorate from Midwestern University – Glendale, an APA accredited program. Dr. Delatorre completed his doctoral internship at a crisis stabilization unit and completed advanced training in forensic psychology. Dr. Delatorre provides therapy and assessment for a variety of concerns, including providing interventions to the severely mentally ill, individuals with significant trauma histories, and crisis interventions/de-escalation. He has training and experience in various assessments including (but not limited to): general psychological, risk/threat assessments, competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility, psychosexual evaluations, police and public safety, and immigration evaluations. He is a psychological analyst for television news and court shows.

Zachary Michael Kelley – Texas State University

Lecturer; Dept of Information Systems & Analytics

Topic:  ChatGPT & AI - Basics and Implications for Fraud Examiners

Background: Zachary is a 20+ year executive with a background in Information Technology and its application within the business environment. Zachary’s career spans transportation and logistics (domestic and international), manufacturing, and education. During that time, he oversaw IT departments for four organizations, and was a senior executive (up to, and including President) at three more, with revenues ranging from 5 million to 700 million annually. Zachary was also heavily involved in the deployment, maintenance and modification of ERP systems built for industry-specific applications (SAP, Innovative IES, Infor XA, and one in-house logistics system). Zachary has a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) Major in Computer Information Systems as well as a Master of Science in Accounting & Information Technology.

Teaching Interests: Systems Analysis, Information Security, Business Intelligence, Programming

Research Interests: Fraud, Use of Games in Education, Cluster Computing, Use of Large Language Models in Software Development

Laura C. Sanders

Topic: Follow the Money

Objectives to cover include:

  • Brain Science

  • Tax Havens

  • Shell Bank Loopholes

  • Holding Companies and LLC Structures

  • Tangled Webs of Corporate Structures

  • Investigator Biases

  • Common White Collar Fraud Schemes

  • PEACE model for Interviews 

Background: Laura Sanders started her career with IRS Criminal Investigation Division in 1987. She received four Performance awards, Rookie of the Year, Award of Excellence, and Special Act Award for her work in the largest IRS undercover operation. Her work papers became the model for the national training course to train all CI contact agents. In addition, CID selected her Special Agent Reports as the district model in other cases. 

Laura has been Certified as a Fraud Examiner since 2000. She has continued to focus her career on white-collar investigations, whether for the prosecution or the defense, investigating tax fraud, money laundering, and healthcare fraud. Well respected, the Bexar County District Judge appointed Laura to assist the Special Prosecutor in documenting embezzlement by county employees. 

Some of Laura’s other casework based on interviews and analysis resulted in the following:

  • $146M bad debt allowed out of $163M claimed by a Venezuelan contractor;

  • $11.6M in unidentifiable bank deposits proved as non-taxable income for a dual citizen with over 50 entities and foreign bank accounts;

  • DOJ declination of criminal prosecution of a multi-state nightclub owner, after which $15M tax deficiency was reduced to $15K;

  • $2M tax deficiency of two C-corporations, two S-Corporations, and two individuals resulted in a $2,600 refund;

  • Proved the deceased taxpayer was competent at the time to make $4.8M in gifts for exclusion from the estate;

  • Proved taxpayer’s common-law marital status for marriage exemption in the multi-million-dollar estate; and

  • Proved there was no Medicare fraud of nationwide scooter provider.

Laura has co-instructed a 3-day Financial Investigative Techniques course, a money laundering course for Assistant United States Attorneys, and created and instructed an Interview Techniques course for local law enforcement. She has also served on a panel on Criminal Tax Fraud at the Texas Federal Tax Institute. 

Today Laura limits her work to helping individuals reduce their taxes in IRS audits so she can focus more energy as a Promised Land-Living Coach Presenter, training evangelists for the Texas LCMS District, and author of Your Daily Companion to the Bible.

Dennis Elam

Dennis Elam

Associate Professor; Texas A&M University - San Antonio

College of Business Department of Accounting and Finance

Topic: Ethics

Background: Professor Elam holds a BBA, MBA, & PhD from the University of Texas at Austin.  He has taught at UT Permian Basin, Texas State University, and Texas A & M University San Antonio since 2003. He is a member and faculty adviser for SA TXCPA, SA Institute of Management Accountants, and SA Institute of Internal Auditors as well as a Board Member of SA IIA. He has presented numerous Continuing Education seminars for all three groups.  He is also a member of SA Financial Executives International.

His research interest regards the way social mood generates social events. This is true of popular culture such as music and movies as well as accounting regulation.  He spoke at the Social Mood Conference Sponsored by SI in Atlanta GA in  2016.  He arranged for the first collection donation by the Socionomics Institute SI to the TAMUSA library in  2017.  He accompanied the Socionomics Research team presenting at the University of Warwick in Coventry England.

He was named TXCPA's statewide Outstanding Accounting Educator for Small Universities in 2021. He received special recognition (plague) from SA TXCPA 2020-2021 for Continuing Education. He and his wife Christy enjoy San Antonio while caring for a Jack Russell and Terrier Mix.


 The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, San Antonio Chapter #18 is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.  State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.  Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:  www.nasbaregistry.org.

Cancellation Policy and No Shows

  • Cancellations will not be eligible for a refund; however, substitutions will be accepted.
  • In the event an attendee does not show up to the event, the registration cost will be forfeited.  
  • The Chapter reserves the right to bar for future registration any attendees who routinely register and fail to pay and/or attend the event.

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