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Matthew Paul CFE

Matthew Paul CFE

Senior Forensic Auditor

Matthew Paul is a senior forensic auditor, with over 30 years of experience in financial investigations, forensic accounting, and forensic auditing.

Before joining Guidepost, Mr. Paul served as senior director at a private firm where he led integrity monitoring, forensic accounting, and litigation support services for the firm’s public sector, Fortune 500 clients, and high net-worth individuals. Mr. Paul also served as lead forensic accountant for many high-dollar integrity monitoring projects, overseeing all forensic accounting and audits, as well as conducting risk assessments and designing and implementing an intricate corruption prevention program. There he also served as a project manager, responsible for overseeing a team of investigators, forensic engineers, and forensic auditors on the monitorship of various major projects including FEMA and FTA-funded multi-billion-dollar projects, a World Trade Center Transportation Hub project, and a project overseeing Hurricane Sandy funding.

Mr. Paul worked for the New York District Attorney’s Office as a supervising financial investigator assigned to the Rackets Bureau. He conducted investigations of possible financial crimes for incidents of money laundering, hidden and misappropriated assets, bribery and corruption, embezzlement, financial statement fraud, larceny, false billing schemes, falsified payrolls, bid rigging, loan and mortgage fraud, and tax fraud. As an authorized FinCEN user, he oversaw and analyzed CTRs, SARs, FBARs, and other FinCEN reports for financial intelligence leads on a continual basis.

Mr. Paul worked as a fraud investigator for the New York Stock Exchange where he conducted financial crime investigations pertaining to insider training and market manipulation. He conducted interviews with member firm employees and prepared investigative reports.

Mr. Paul previously served as a special agent for the U.S. Department of Labor, where he conducted investigations in the areas of racketeering, money laundering, RICO, conspiracy, mail fraud, labor bribery, and obstruction of justice. Mr. Paul also worked as an auditor for the U.S. Department of the Navy.

  • Deutsche Bank deconstruction task force. Several investigations were conducted by the task force, which resulted in multiple convictions of money laundering, grand larceny, false billing schemes, bribery, and tax evasion against several contractors, check cashers and individuals, resulting in approximately $3M in fines and restitution. Matthew testified numerous times in the Grand Jury during this task force.
  • Grand larceny conviction of $10M against attorney Douglas Arntsen, who stole client funds from several of his firm’s escrow accounts and then created a complex money laundering scheme of funneling the funds in and out of other accounts that he had fraudulently created by portraying himself as trustee of these funds.
  • Money laundering and grand larceny convictions against political operative John Haggerty in the theft of $750,000 from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Utilizing a flow chart which he had created, he testified in open court as to how Mr. Haggerty had stolen and laundered these funds for his own personal gain.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts, Accounting, Rutgers University

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Fraud Examiner

Matthew Paul is a senior forensic auditor, with over 30 years of experience in financial investigations, forensic accounting, and forensic auditing.

Before joining Guidepost, Mr. Paul served as senior director at a private firm where he led integrity monitoring, forensic accounting, and litigation support services for the firm’s public sector, Fortune 500 clients, and high net-worth individuals. Mr. Paul also served as lead forensic accountant for many high-dollar integrity monitoring projects, overseeing all forensic accounting and audits, as well as conducting risk assessments and designing and implementing an intricate corruption prevention program. There he also served as a project manager, responsible for overseeing a team of investigators, forensic engineers, and forensic auditors on the monitorship of various major projects including FEMA and FTA-funded multi-billion-dollar projects, a World Trade Center Transportation Hub project, and a project overseeing Hurricane Sandy funding.

Mr. Paul worked for the New York District Attorney’s Office as a supervising financial investigator assigned to the Rackets Bureau. He conducted investigations of possible financial crimes for incidents of money laundering, hidden and misappropriated assets, bribery and corruption, embezzlement, financial statement fraud, larceny, false billing schemes, falsified payrolls, bid rigging, loan and mortgage fraud, and tax fraud. As an authorized FinCEN user, he oversaw and analyzed CTRs, SARs, FBARs, and other FinCEN reports for financial intelligence leads on a continual basis.

Mr. Paul worked as a fraud investigator for the New York Stock Exchange where he conducted financial crime investigations pertaining to insider training and market manipulation. He conducted interviews with member firm employees and prepared investigative reports.

Mr. Paul previously served as a special agent for the U.S. Department of Labor, where he conducted investigations in the areas of racketeering, money laundering, RICO, conspiracy, mail fraud, labor bribery, and obstruction of justice. Mr. Paul also worked as an auditor for the U.S. Department of the Navy.

  • Deutsche Bank deconstruction task force. Several investigations were conducted by the task force, which resulted in multiple convictions of money laundering, grand larceny, false billing schemes, bribery, and tax evasion against several contractors, check cashers and individuals, resulting in approximately $3M in fines and restitution. Matthew testified numerous times in the Grand Jury during this task force.
  • Grand larceny conviction of $10M against attorney Douglas Arntsen, who stole client funds from several of his firm’s escrow accounts and then created a complex money laundering scheme of funneling the funds in and out of other accounts that he had fraudulently created by portraying himself as trustee of these funds.
  • Money laundering and grand larceny convictions against political operative John Haggerty in the theft of $750,000 from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Utilizing a flow chart which he had created, he testified in open court as to how Mr. Haggerty had stolen and laundered these funds for his own personal gain.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts, Accounting, Rutgers University

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Fraud Examiner