JOSEPH A. KOENIG
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Forensic Linguist
KMI Investigations LLC
4370 Chicago Dr., Suite #122 Cell 616 366-5856
Grandville, MI 49418
Author, speaker, and Expert Witness on Forensic Linguistics and properly structuring questions to get the truth. Forensic Linguist. Consultant to corporations, law enforcement, and individuals on the importance and benefits of good communications.
Founder, owner, and licensed operator of the Michigan professional investigative firm KMI Investigations LLC.
Former investigations manager for Fortune 500 insurance and financial services companies and over 26 years in law enforcement.
Several years of forensic accounting experience with Jefferson Wells and government contract investigator with Top Secret Clearance for CSC.
Author of the 2X winning book, “Getting the Truth” (2014), The Montaigne Medal Finalist, 2016; The Next Generation Indie Book Award for General Non-Fiction Finalist, 2016; author of several published articles on Forensic Linguistics.
KMI Investigations, LLC 2005 to present
Founder KMI Investigations, LLC Certified fraud examination (CFE) and Forensic Linguist.
CSC (Computer Services Corp.) 2007 to 2016
Government Investigator for Applicants Requiring Security Clearances (Top Secret Clearance)
Varnum Consulting. 2006 – 2007
Contract Consultant Worked with attorneys to assist in litigation and investigations.
Jefferson Wells 2005 – 2010
Contract Professional in Forensic Accounting
The Hartford Financial Services Group, Hartford, CT. 1999 to 2004
Manager Major Case Team, Fraud Operations. Developed Hartford’s national medical fraud program – focusing on the activities of organized criminal organizations scheming to defraud insurance carriers. Budget of approximately $1.1 million. Built a system to minimize fraudulent payments; quantified the cost of organized fraud; took appropriate legal actions and filing of lawsuits; data/intelligence gathering to reduce fraud payments; helped develop an automated system to identify and attack fraud. My team was a finalist for the Chairman’s Award (2002).
First Chicago NBD, Detroit, MI. 1997 to 1999
Assistant Vice President, Corporate Investigations. Managed complex cases involving internal fraud, employee violations, and external fraud over $5,000. My suggestion led to the removal of the account number from ATM receipts.
ITT Hartford, Troy, MI 1993 to 1997
Special Investigator; Senior Investigator; Investigative Consultant. Investigated major claims involving suspected fraud in PL, AOL, and WC. We developed a fraud recognition and prevention program.
Michigan State Police (MSP) 1967 to retirement 1993
Received six promotions, retiring as Inspector. Duties included: field inspections, investigating and managing internal and external investigations: fraud, homicides, computer fraud, organized crime, illicit narcotics, white collar crime, and public corruption. Specialized in following the syndicate’s financial trails. Developed a computerized inspection program for the department. The lead investigator into the disappearance of James R. Hoffa. Directed organized crime and narcotics investigations in Southeastern Michigan (150 officers, 14 counties, $10 million budget).
Past President of the local chapter of BNI International (April 2012 to November 2012)
Past Vice President & founding member, Lansing Certified Fraud Examiners’ Assoc. (2008 to 2011)
Board Member, Insurance Fraud Management (IFM), Advisory Panel (2000 – 2004)
Board Member, National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), ForeWarn Advisory Panel (2000 – 2002)
Member Advisory Panel, NICB’s Medical Fraud Task Forces in NY and FL
Past Treasurer, National Alliance of State Drug Enforcement Agencies (1991 - 1993)
Past Chairman of the Board, Michigan State Police Retirement Board (1987 - 1993)
Past President and Life Member, Michigan Chapter FBI National Academy Associates (since 1988)
2020 Michigan State Police Retiree of the Year (Instrumental as a Forensic Linguist in the release of two wrongly convicted inmates).
Major Case Team Team (Operation Front Door) won Award of Excellence, The Hartford, 2003
Nominee (Team) for Chairman’s Award, The Hartford, 2002
Top Performer Award, ITT Hartford, March 1997
Numerous Awards, Michigan State Police
Member, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Eastern Michigan University, 1992
“Getting the Truth: I am D.B. Cooper,” Principia Media LLC, 2019
“Getting the Truth,” Principia Media LLC, 2014
2016 Montaigne Medal Finalist Award and 2016 Indie General Non-Fiction Finalist Award for “Getting the Truth”
Various Published Articles, including:
“Taming the Perfect Storm, Security Gaps in the Banking Industry,” Michigan Banker Magazine, 2006
“The right questions, the right way, the right time,” Ethikos January February 2017
“The right questions, the right way, the right time,” Compliance & Ethics Professional April 2017
“The Anatomy of Denials” Jan/Feb. 2018 Fraud Magazine Assoc. of Certified Fraud Examiners
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
1992 Eastern Michigan Univ. Master of Public Administration (3.98 GPA on a 4.00 scale)
1977 Wayne State Univ. Bachelor of Science - Accounting
2003 American Education Institute Fraud Claim Law Associate (FCLA)
1997 Reid School/SCAN Basic and Advanced Interview and Interrogation Schools
1997 AEI Fraud Claim Law Specialist (FCLS)
1994 ACFE (to present) Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
1989 Northwestern Univ. School of Staff and Command (10-week course – Class Vice President)
1988 US Secret Service Dignitary Protection (10-day course)
1980 University of Virginia F.B.I. National Academy (10-week course, Section Treasurer)
2019 6th Circuit Court Admitted Expert Witness (Interviewing and Interrogation) Oakland County Circuit Judge Rae Chabot State of Michigan v Kevin Boyd