Are you facing fraud, corruption or disputes with third parties?
Investigations and Background Intelligence
Deloitte’s Forensic Investigations service line provides solutions to clients who face a variety of issues, ranging from fraud, corruption, disputes with third parties, transactions that may contravene various laws and regulations, cyber-attacks, loss of confidential information, “black holes” in financial records and ghost employees on the payroll.
Financial scandals have rocked the business world over the last 15 years, with various high-profile global cases. Although the rise in these disasters caused great financial losses, they may not be relevant to most organisations operating in Central Europe, the risk of financial impropriety remains the same. This is evidenced by the high rate of fraud and corruption in Central Europe which has its own local examples that are well publicised. Clients use our services to independently and objectively investigate issues such as fraud, corruption and bribery, in order to understand them and to quantify possible losses.
Most organisations are not aware of irregularities or crimes being committed within their organisations. This may be because they do not have effective detection mechanisms and therefore react only to fraud and corruption that was accidentally identified.
The purpose of an investigation is to establish the:
- Extent of the wrongdoing
- Identity of the perpetrators
- Possibility of recovery of losses utilising only legally obtained and admissible evidence
- Preparation and presentation of evidence at disciplinary hearings and in court.