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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

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SUMMARY

Author, speaker and Expert Witness on Getting the Truth and properly structuring questions to get the truth. Forensic Linguist. Consultant to corporations and individuals on the importance of communications.

Present owner and licensed operator of the Michigan professional investigative firm, KMI Investigations LLC.

Former investigations manager for Fortune 500 insurance and financial services companies as well as law enforcement.  Several years of forensic accounting experience with Jefferson Wells and government contract investigator for CSC. Author of, the award-winning book, “Getting the Truth,” (2014) the book “Getting the Truth: I am D.B. Cooper,” (2019) and several published articles on truth-getting.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

KMI Investigations, LLC  2005 to present

Founder KMI Investigations, LLC   Certified fraud examination and linguistic statement analysis. 

CSC (Computer Services Corp.)  2007 to 2016         

Government Investigator (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 Serivces 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; identified the cost of organized fraud; took appropriate legal actions and filing of lawsuits; data/intelligence gathering to reduce fraud payments; helped develop automated systems focusing on identifying and attacking 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 frauds over $5,000.  My suggestion led to removal of 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.  Developed 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 computerized inspection program for department.  Lead investigator into disappearance of James R. Hoffa.  Directed organized crime and narcotics investigations in Southeastern Michigan (150 officers, 14 counties, $10 million budget).  

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Past President, 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)

AWARDS

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

PUBLICATIONS

“Getting the Truth: I am D.B. Cooper,” Principia Media LLC, 2019

“Getting the Truth,” Principia Media LLC, 2014

2016 Montaigne Medal Finalist Award  2016 Indie General Non-Fiction Finalist Award

“Taming the Perfect Storm, Security Gaps in the Banking Inudstry,” 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 & CERTIFCATIONS

1992  Eastern Michigan Univ. Master of Public Administration (3.98 GPA on 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 as Expert Witness (Interviewing and Interrogation) by Oakland County Circuit Judge Rae Chabot on State of Michigan v Kevin Boyd

".. unlocking the secrets of communication." - buy Mr. Koenig's autographed books at BOOKSTORE.

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