Engagements

Helped museum’s board address alleged misconduct, strengthen governance, and re-affirm mission

May 2022
Boardroom Meeting

Consultants from the CRA Forensic Services Practice were retained by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP to assist the Board of Directors (BOD) of a nationally recognized museum in investigating anonymous allegations that its chief executive was engaged in financial misconduct, including misuse of restricted grant moneys, expense account fraud, ghost payrolling of relatives, and sexual harassment issues. We analyzed grant documentation, general ledger details, expense reports, and payroll records. Our findings and recommendations were presented to the BOD to help them defensibly respond to the allegations, while also enhancing governance and financial controls going forward. The team was led by CRA Forensic Services Leader and Vice President Kristofer Swanson, with invaluable assistance from Patricia Peláez, Principal.

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