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Public Corruption Investigations Training Program Presentation

Attorney Roberto M. Garcia was invited to speak and present at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center: Inspector General Criminal Investigator Academy, Course No. PCITP 1701, in San Antonio, Texas. The course is designed for federal, state, local, and military IG investigators, as well as OIG counsel and others who support public corruption investigations.

What attendees will learn are the fundamentals, techniques, legal issues, and best practices of working several types of internal and public corruption investigations, via case studies and the discussion of lessons learned. Experienced criminal investigators, Department of Justice trial attorneys, an accomplished defense attorney, Office of Government Ethics personnel, and senior executives from the IG community share their expertise and provide instruction.

Core topics include, but not limited to:

  • Public Corruption Statutes and Prosecuting Public Corruption
  • Investigative Tools
  • Office of Government Ethics Investigative Tools
  • Workplace Searches
  • Employee Rights and Warnings
  • Defense Perspective of Public Corruption Investigations
  • Public Corruption Indicators
  • Source Development
  • Public Corruption Case Studies

Mr. Roberto M. Garcia’s presentation was titled “An Overview of Evidence in Public Corruption Cases.” The presentation explained topics such as, but not limited to, the different forms of evidence, how to strengthen evidence, understanding the elements of proof for corruption charges and finally presenting the evidence. A copy of the presentation can be found here in a PDF format: An Overview of Evidence in Public Corruption Cases.