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May 2014

Tuesday May 20, 2014
Detecting Deception
Louis R. Pichini, Director - Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP
William C. Monks, Senior Manager - Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP

Attendees will be able to exercise greater professional skepticism when conducting interviews by identifying deception in verbal, non-verbal and written communication. In both an interactive and lecture format, attendees will learn the process by which people unwittingly reveal “discomfort” caused by deception and/or other anxiety producing action. Attendees will also be taught how to structure questions designed to elicit verbal and non-verbal "tells," which can be used to identify areas requiring further attention. 


Louis R. Pichini
Mr. Pichini is the leader of the Philadelphia office of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP (Deloitte FAS) and has nearly forty years of experience investigating complex crimes in both the private and public sectors. Mr. Pichini specializes in forensic investigations and has testified in federal court as a financial fraud expert and a forensic investigative expert. He has performed forensic investigations for public and private companies as well as non-profit entities. Before joining Deloitte FAS, Mr. Pichini was a federal prosecutor for twenty-five years. He served as the longtime Chief of the Criminal Division for the United States Attorneys Office in Philadelphia where he supervised 75 prosecutors, worked closely with federal and local law enforcement agents to detect and prosecute fraudulent schemes and patterns of fraudulent activity, and reviewed and approved all fraud indictments including Ponzi schemes, corruption cases and tax fraud. One of the cases Mr. Pichini supervised was the John Bennett/New Era prosecution, one of the largest philanthropic Ponzi schemes in the country. His background and skills offer clients the services of a former Justice Department career prosecutor highly experienced in sophisticated and sensitive financial investigations. Mr. Pichini also served as the Assistant-Attorney-in-Charge of the Organized Crime Strike Force and was an adjunct professor in Trial Advocacy at the Temple University School of Law.

Mr. Pichini twice received the Justice Department’s Special Commendation for Outstanding Service and the John Marshall Award for Outstanding Legal Achievement for the investigation and prosecution of the Philadelphia mob and its boss, Nicky Scarfo.


William C. Monks
Wlliam Monks is a Senior Manager in the Forensics practice of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP. Mr. Monks has over 28 years of experience in public accounting and as a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Mr. Monks’ vast experience with sophisticated financial crimes enables him to provide unique insight into the methodologies and motivations incident to fraud, corruption, and other complex financial matters. Mr. Monks was recognized by the FBI on numerous occasions for leading multi-agency teams charged with investigating comprehensive fraud, bribery, billing and corruption investigations. Mr. Monks’ credentials also include the performance of over 10,000 interviews incident to investigations of the health care, manufacturing, construction, shipping, education, fuel, and sanitation industries. His skills in interviewing and detecting deception in sensitive financial investigations are a featured part of CPE approved Deloitte interview training.

At Deloitte, Mr. Monks has served clients by providing corporate investigative, anti-fraud consulting, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) consulting, construction consulting, and litigation and dispute services.

Mr. Monks is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), and also holds a Masters in Forensic Accounting.