Ron Braver, 47, joins Grant Thornton LLP as a director in the Forensic Accounting and Investigative Services Chicago practice. Braver ws an IRS special agent and supervisory special agent for 25 years, investigating criminal tax, money laundering, failed banks, bankruptcy, securities and mortgage fraud, false government claims, organized crime and drug schemes. Among his cases, he was the lead IRS agent in the Hollinger International corporate fraud case that resulted in the conviction of Conrad Black, David Radler, and other officers and board members. At Grant Thornton, Braver will manage forensic accounting in fraud and corruption cases. Braver received an M.S. in taxation from DePaul University in Chicago and his B.S. in accounting from Truman State University in Missouri.
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