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FBI special agent to give October 25 public talk on detecting scams

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Stacy Miyashiro, (808) 956-6572
Program Coordinator, Financial Literacy Program
Posted: Oct 15, 2012

The UH Manoa Financial Literacy Program will present a free public talk, "Protecting the Nest Egg: Detecting Scams in Hawaii," by FBI Special Agent Tom Simon on Thursday, October 25, 2012, from 4:30-6 p.m. at Webster Hall 203. RSVP is required. Register at
Simon joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1995. He currently investigates high-yield investment frauds, major embezzlements and traditional white-collar crimes in Hawaii. Simon serves as press spokeman for the Honolulu FBI office, and appears regularly on local news programs and radio talk shows.
Prior to transferring to the FBI Honolulu office in 2009, he worked at the FBI Chicago office for 14 years, where he investigated financial crimes, counter-terrorism and political corruption. Following the 9/11 attacks, he was assigned to a team of special agents who dismantled several Islamic charities funneling money to Al Qaeda and other extremist groups.
As his final case in Chicago, Simon was on the team of agents who investigated Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, which culminated in the politician's conviction for attempting to sell the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by President Obama.
Simon earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Clemson University and is a non-practicing certified public accountant. He worked at KPMG as a forensic accountant for three years before joining the FBI.
For disability accommodations at the October 25 talk at Webster Hall, call Stacy Miyashiro at (808) 956-6572.

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