UGA School of Law hosts lecture on the fight against fraud

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Writer: Curry Andrews, 706/542-5172, lawprstu@uga.edu
Contact: André Barbic, 706/542-5141, abarbic@uga.edu

Athens, Ga. - The University of Georgia School of Law's Dean Rusk Center presents "Tackling the Crisis: An EU Perspective on Financial Investigations and the Fight Against Fraud," featuring financial crimes expert Andrea Venegoni who will deliver this lecture on Oct. 4 at 12:30 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall.

Venegoni has extensive experience in both international and European law and specializes in economic and monetary crimes. He is currently a national detached expert at the European Anti-Fraud Office in Brussels, Belgium, where he serves as a legal adviser. His work focuses on administrative investigations involving allegations affecting the European Union budget and cases concerning serious financial misconduct of EU officials.

Previously, he was an international prosecutor in the criminal division of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo's Department of Justice. While there, Venegoni prosecuted high-profile corruption cases investigated by international and local police forces.

"We are honored to host such a distinguished guest as Mr. Venegoni and to explore the fight against fraud," Director of the Dean Rusk Center C. Donald Johnson said. "It is a serious problem affecting many nations that needs to be addressed, and I am confident that he will provide us all with unique insights as well as potential solutions to this wide-spread problem."

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