Friday, June 03, 2016

OCDA Deputy District Attorney Donde McCament Investigator Jennifer Friedl Receive IAFCI Awards

Posted By CotoBlogzz

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA   According to announcement by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA)  Deputy District Attorney Donde McCament and Investigator Jennifer Friedl of the) were recognized this week by the Southern California Chapter of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI) for their outstanding commitment and exceptional performances in combatting insurance fraud. Friedl received the prestigious Rick Brady Financial Crimes Investigator of the Year award, and McCament received the William D. Neumann Prosecutor of the Year Award.

According to its website, the IAFCI is  non-profit international organization, provides services and an environment within which information about financial fraud, fraud investigation and fraud  prevention methods can be collected,  exchanged and taught for the common good of the financial payment industry and global

Each year, the IAFCI honors those prosecutors and investigators who demonstrate an outstanding dedication to advancing the ideals of criminal justice and fighting financial crimes.

McCament Named Prosecutor of the Year
The IAFCI's Prosecutor of the Year award acknowledges prosecutors who have shown exceptional diligence, cooperation and tenacity in prosecution or causing investigations before prosecution..

In 2011, under the direction of District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, the OCDA established the Public Works Unit within the Insurance Fraud Unit. McCament has been the sole deputy district attorney assigned to the unit, which focuses on the investigation and prosecution of financial fraud committed by construction contractors who are awarded jobs on public projects.
Friedl Named Investigator of the Year
The IAFCI's Investigator of the Year award recognizes a non-law enforcement financial crimes investigator for outstanding service and dedication toward investigative excellence in the investigation of financial crimes.

Friedl  investigates medical providers and laypersons engaged in complex workers’ compensation and healthcare fraud. Before her current position, she was the Provider Fraud Program Manager at Investigation Solutions, Inc, a private investigation company of American Claims Management (ACM).  

Since joining the OCDA as a Civilian Economic Crime Investigator in 2014, Freidl has used her expertise to help the OCDA's Insurance Fraud Unit decode and understand the workers compensation industry so that medical provider fraud is efficiently identified and aggressively prosecuted. Freidl's investigative techniques and interviewing capabilities have yielded significant findings that have contributed to the unit's successful prosecution of more than $75 million in fraud.

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