Podcast l Deferred Prosecution Agreements
In this podcast, Howard Wasserman discusses the topic of Deferred Prosecution Agreements at an intermediate level elaborating on non-prosecution agreements and deferred prosecution agreements as they have been used in the United States.
Other topics that were covered in this podcast included:
- Definition of Deferred Prosecution Agreements’ using the United States model
- Historical Origin
- Use by justice authorities
- Forms of Deferred Prosecution Agreements
- Influences of various factors (Regulatory, Political, Ethical, Business Activity)
Howard is President of Wasserman Forensic Investigative Services Inc., located in Toronto, Canada and has practiced for over 40 years in many phases of the anti-money laundering, fraud investigation, compliance variances, financial and white collar crime and anti-bribery domains.
Howard has acted pursuant to judicial appointments under court orders for relief related to oppression remedies and has headed investigations of criminal and civil fraud, Ponzi schemes, money laundering and of non-compliance under standards for accountants, lawyers and other related professional positions. He has acted as a guardian trustee on behalf of the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy in Canada (OSB) and has served on the OSB’s board of examiners responsible for awarding trustees’ licences.
From 2006 to 2009 Howard served as Chair of the Anti-Money Laundering Advisory Committee (AMLAC) for the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and is a co-author of “Canada’s Anti-Money Laundering & Anti-Terrorist Financing Requirements – A Guide for Chartered Accountants, June 2008”. This mandate included, among other duties, meeting with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) evaluation committee for the purpose of evaluating Canada’s compliance under various FATF protocols.
Howard has served as a mentor under the Diploma in Forensic and Investigative Accounting Program (DIFA) offered by the University of Toronto and in February 2009 was the recipient of the Fourth Annual Lloyd Holden Research Fellowship.
Howard is a CPA, a CA, and a CFE and has been accredited by Trace International (USA) as a specialist in anti-bribery compliance and investigation.
He is a member of various organizations including the Canadian Association of Restructuring Professionals (CAIRP), the International Association of Insolvency Practitioners (INSOL), the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), the Canadian Centre for Ethics & Corporate Policy, Transparency International (Canada) and of the Ethical Alliance.
Howard has been a presenter and speaker for continuing legal educational for both the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations and for the Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada.