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Kreller Hot Topic Report | Gift Horse: The Role of Due Diligence in Fundraising and Philanthropy

Wednesday, October 23, 2019



Doing your Homework
In a memorable 2007 episode of Curb your Enthusiasm, titled “The Anonymous Donor,” Larry David attends a gala honoring his and another major donation made to the National Resources Defense Council. While Larry is initially delighted with the praise he receives, his charitable act is quickly overshadowed by a large and impressive anonymous donation. The scene centers on Larry’s discomfiture when he - and everyone else at the gala - learns that “Mr. Wonderful Anonymous” is, in fact, his nemesis, Ted Danson.
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Kreller Hot Topic Report | Steal Country: The Case of Ukrainian Money Laundering in Northeast Ohio

Monday, September 23, 2019

The Largest Case of Money Laundering in History
On January 12, 2016, an all too familiar story appeared in Youngstown’s Business Journal: Warren Steel Holdings LLC would be shuttering a steel plant located just north of Warren, OH, a town in the heart of the so-called Steel Valley, situated midway between Cleveland and Pittsburgh.
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Kreller Hot Topic Report | Facebook, Privacy Awareness and Investigations

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Privacy in the Spotlight
July 24th, 2019 may prove to be a watershed day for privacy advocates, following statements from the Federal Trade Commission announcing a staggering $5 billion dollar civil penalty against Facebook over breaches of a 2012 FTC order regarding the company’s user privacy settings and a suit against data analytics company, Cambridge Analytica, for allegedly employing “deceptive tactics to harvest personal information from tens of millions of Facebook users for voter profiling and targeting.”
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Kreller Hot Topic Report | Careful What You Wish For: Lessons From Wal-Mart Brazil

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Brazil Expansion Goes South Due to Compliance Issues
Despite well-documented missteps in Germany and South Korea, the late 2000’s were a dynamic time for Wal-Mart’s expansion efforts worldwide. Beginning with forays into Canada, Mexico and the UK in the mid-90’s, by 2015 Wal-Mart International had become an empire unto itself, operating in 26 countries and accounting for over a quarter of the retail giant’s net sales.
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Kreller Hot Topic Report | The Role of Digital Footprint Research in Corporate Compliance

Friday, July 19, 2019

The Picture of Success: Social Media as a Vehicle of Fraud
In a May 31, 2019 civil action, filed with the US District Court in Athens, GA, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Syed Arham Arbab with conducting a Ponzi scheme from a University of Georgia fraternity house. Arbab allegedly received at least $259,000 in fraudulently obtained funds from a number of investors between May 2018 and May 2019.
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