* WHAT :* WVU forensic accounting and fraud investigation students to be deposed in moot court related to a white-collar crime investigation.

  • WHO :* Lawyers from Steptoe and Johnson will interrogate WVU students related to their investigation of financial crimes that include money laundering, RICO , mail fraud, wire fraud, tax fraud and conspiracy centered on organized crime, drug trafficking terrorism financing.
  • WHEN :* Wednesday, July 16, noon-1 p.m. (Students andjudgeswill be breaking for lunch at this time and available for interviews. For photos and video of actual depositions, journalists should stay a little after 1 p.m.)

WHERE : College of Business and Economics, deans board room, fourth floor

SUMMARY : The WVU College of Business and Economics Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation graduate program ends this week with a capstone experience for studentsa simulated court deposition conducted by professional lawyers.

To complete the course, students must integrate knowledge and skills they have developed during the summer as they mimicked real-life investigative processes.

The students will bring to the moot court the evidence theyve gathered to put the suspected white-collar crime perpetrators behind bars, testifyingjust as would real-life witnesses for the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, IRS or in civil litigationbefore a realjudge.