The Nottingham Group Awarded Contract to Provide Forensic Accounting Services to
a Local County’s Agency on Aging
The Nottingham Group was awarded a contract with a local county government to provide
forensic accounting and fraud investigation services to its Agency for the Aging.
The Nottingham Group will provide fraud investigation and analytical services to
the agency in their investigation of financial crimes against the elderly.
Karl Jarek Speaks at a Pennsylvania Bar Institute Program on Proving Financial Fraud
Karl Jarek was a presenter at “Uncovering and Proving Financial Fraud” a program
put on by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Specifically, Mr. Jarek spoke about accountants
and financial experts’ roles in uncovering and proving financial fraud.
James Fellin is Reappointed by Carlow University to Teach a Course at Carlow University
James Fellin returned to Carlow University as an adjunct professor, teaching the
class “Fraud Investigation Techniques.” The class is part of the forensic accounting
major offered by the university.
James Fellin Presents on “Providing Services on Criminal Defense Cases” to the Pittsburgh
Chapter of the ACFE
James Fellin presented on the topic of forensic accounting services in criminal defense
engagements at the monthly meeting of the ACFE. Mr. Fellin provided the audience
with an overview of the types of services provided by forensic accountants and fraud
examiners to assist with the defense of persons under criminal investigation or indictment.
Senior Consultant Chris Dumbroski Services as One of the Keynote Speakers in Lorman
Education Seminar on IRS Form 1099 Reporting
Senior Consultant Chris Dumbroski taught a seminar concerning Form 1099 mistakes
and the future of Form 1099 reporting at a Lorman Education Seminar. Lorman Education
is one of the largest providers of continuing education class in the United States.
James Fellin Attends the AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services Convention in Las
Vegas to Gain the Latest Training and Cutting Edge Techniques
James Fellin attended the AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services Convention in Las
Vegas. The conference was attended by over 2,000 members of the AICPA, who gathered
for three days to learn about modern trends and techniques on the cutting edge of
forensic accounting topics.
James Fellin Serves as the Keynote Speaker for the Pennsylvania Society of Professional
For the second consecutive year, James Fellin spoke to the Pennsylvania Society of
Professional Accountants. He spoke on the topic of techniques utilized in forensic
accounting engagements. The Pennsylvania Society of Professional Accountants is
an organization that provides education, information, tools and resources to more
than 1,600 members around the state.
James S. Fellin Re-Elected as President of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Association
of Certified Fraud Examiners
On June 12, 2013, James S. Fellin won re-election as the President of the Pittsburgh
Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners for a two-year term. The
ACFE Pittsburgh chapter is an organization of anti-fraud professionals dedicated
to preventing and detecting fraud. The Pittsburgh chapter has approximately 100 members,
and holds monthly seminars and other programs in the area of fraud prevention and
Elizabeth Donatucci Joins The Nottingham Group as a Forensic Accounting Intern
Elizabeth Donatucci is a senior forensic accounting/accounting major at Carlow University.
Elizabeth has joined the team at the Nottingham Group as a forensic accounting intern.
Kaitlyn Hamilton Joins The Nottingham Group as a Staff Consultant
Kaitlyn Hamilton has joined the Nottingham Group as a staff consultant. Kaitlyn graduated
from Waynesburg University with a degree in Accounting. She is also currently a student
in the Masters of Fraud and Forensics Program at Carlow University. She anticipates
receiving her MFF in August 2013.
James Fellin Presents at Penn State Series on Criminal Tax Investigations
James Fellin was the featured speaker at Penn State Greater Allegheny series. On
January 17, 2013, February 13, 2013, and March 13, 2013, Mr. Fellin made three presentations
on Navigating Client Criminal Tax Fraud Investigation. Penn State Greater Allegheny
is an extension of Penn State in State College, Pennsylvania.
James Fellin, a Featured Speaker at George Harris Seminar
James Fellin was selected as a federal speaker at an 8 hour education seminar sponsored
by George R. Harris and Associates. The seminar took place on November 7, 2012. Mr.
Fellin spoke on Navigating a Criminal Tax Investigation.
James Fellin Accepts Adjunct Position at Carlow for Fall 2012
James Fellin returned as an adjunct professor at Carlow University for the full semester
of 2012 to teach Fraud Prevention and Ethics class. This class is part of a forensic
James Fellin Graduates from the Masters of Fraud and Forensics Program at Carlow
In August of 2012, James Fellin was bestowed a Masters of Fraud and Forensics degree
from Carlow University in Pittsburgh, PA. This is a master’s level program. The program
is also the first of its kind to be offered in the state and the tri-state area,
and the program’s design is unique in the nation.
James Fellin Serves as Featured Speaker at the Pennsylvania Society of Professional
On June 13, 2012, James Fellin spoke to the Pennsylvania Society of Professional
Accountants. He spoke on the subject of the trends and techniques of Forensic Accounting.
The Pennsylvania Society of Professional Accountants is an organization that provides
education, information, tools and resources to more than 1,600 members around the
state. These members consist of certified public accountants, public accountants,
enrolled agents and tax practitioners.
James Fellin and Karl Jarek offer Anti-fraud Tips at Dollar Bank Seminar on Non-profit
On May 15, 2012 James Fellin spoke to Dollar Bank on Nonprofit Fraud. Dollar Bank
is a full service, regional bank operating more than 60 branch offices and loan centers
throughout the Pittsburgh and Cleveland areas.
Chris Dumbroski, JD LLM Joins The Nottingham Group as Senior Consultant
Chris A. Dumbroski has joined The Nottingham Group as a forensic accountant. Mr.
Dumbroski has a degree in economics from Dickinson College. After college, Mr. Dumbroski
obtained his law degree from DePaul University College of Law and a Master of Laws
in Taxation from Villanova University Law School’s Graduate Tax Program.
James Fellin serves as Featured Speaker at George Harris Seminar on Various Accounting
James Fellin served as a featured speaker at George Harris & Associates Continuing
Education seminar in Pittsburgh on November 8, 2011. At this seminar he spoke on the
changing trends in forensic accounting. The eight hour seminar will also feature
speakers on a variety of other accounting topics throughout the day.
James Fellin receives fellowship for Masters of Fraud and Forensics Program at Carlow
James Fellin has been selected for and has enrolled in the inaugural Masters of Fraud
and Forensics Program offered by Carlow University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This
cutting-edge program was created in response to the increased need for advanced training
in the detection and prevention of white-collar crime.
Managing Director James Fellin Lectures Banking Professionals on The Changing Face
of Fraud at a Pittsburgh Association for Financial Professionals’ Luncheon
On July 21, 2011, James Fellin spoke to the Pittsburgh Association for Financial
Professionals at the Rivers Club in Pittsburgh. He spoke on the subject of fraud,
and how one can protect a company from fraud. The Pittsburgh Association for Financial
Professionals is open to individuals professionally involved in cash management,
treasury management or financial management functions.
James Fellin Selected to Serve as Adjunct Professor at Carlow University
Managing director James Fellin was again selected to serve as an adjunct professor
of forensic accounting at Carlow University. His three-credit class, “Fraud Investigation
Techniques”, commences in August 2011 under Carlow’s accelerated learning program.
James S. Fellin Re-Elected as President of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Association
of Certified Fraud Examiners
James S. Fellin has been re-elected as the President of the Pittsburgh Chapter of
the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. This chapter, of approximately 50
members, holds monthly seminars and continuing education programs in the area of
fraud prevention and detection.
NG Managing Director, James Fellin Attends the National Fraud Conference in San Diego
James Fellin attended the National Conference of the Association of Certified Fraud
Examiners in San Diego, California. The conference was attended by over 2,300 fraud
professionals from around the world, who met to learn about and discuss the latest
trends in fraud and advancements fraud prevention.
Karl Jarek’s Testimony Assists Client in Obtaining $2 Million Verdict
Karl Jarek testified in Federal court in the case of Crown Coal and Coke Co. v. Compass
Point Resources and assisted Crown Coal in obtaining a two million dollar jury verdict.
This case, and Karl’s analysis, focused on the lost profits suffered by Crown Coal
as a result of the actions of two former executives. Details of the case were reported
in The Legal Intelligencer.
Sarah Winter Joins The Nottingham Group as a Forensic Accounting Intern
Sarah Winter, a senior accounting major at the University of Pittsburgh, has joined
the team at the Nottingham Group as a forensic accounting intern.
Karl Jarek Attends Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Citizen’s Academy
Karl Jarek completed the Federal Bureau of Investigation Citizen’s Academy. The
Citizen’s Academy is a 10-week course for business and community leaders to foster
broader knowledge of and cooperation with the FBI, the Department of Justice and
other law enforcement agencies.
Karl Jarek Leads Fraud Investigation at Pittsburgh-Based Non-profit
Karl Jarek was the lead investigator of fraud perpetrated at the Pittsburgh-based
Laurel Highlands Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides services
and housing to individuals with special needs. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published
an article citing the work of Karl and The Nottingham Group in this matter.
Diane Matthews, CPA Ph.D. Takes Sabbatical as Dean of Carlow University Accounting
Program to Intern with The Nottingham Group, LLC
Diane Matthews, who has been the long time dean of the accounting School at Carlow
and who is responsible for implementing a forensic accounting major at the school
has taken a sabbatical from her work at Carlow to gain some "hands on" forensic accounting
experience. To accomplish this goal, Diane is splitting her time between the Allegheny
County District Attorney's Office White Collar Crime Unit and The Nottingham Group,
LLC. We are excited to have Diane on staff and the new insight that she provides.
James Fellin is Featured Speaker at the Pennsylvania Association of Boroughs’ Legal
Conference in Harrisburg, PA
On August 21, 2008, James Fellin presented to municipal solicitors from all over
the State of Pennsylvania. The topic of his speech was "Conducting Forensic Audits
at Municipalities". The Conference was held by the PA Association of Boroughs and
featured a full day of speakers on various legal topics.
NG’s James Fellin is Appointed as Special Examiner in an Erie, PA Bankruptcy Matter
The Nottingham Group LLC was appointed by the United States Bankruptcy Court to serve
as Examiner in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy matter on August 21, 2008. The engagement
involved conducting an investigation to determine the existence and value of certain
assets of the Debtor, as well as an evaluation of the Debtors Amended Plan of Reorganization.