Michael Milton

Associate Director
Senior Manager
London
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Biography

Michael Milton is an Associate Director in FRA’s Forensic Accounting practice, based in the London office, with experience in internal fraud, international money laundering, regulatory and corruption investigations and compliance monitorships. His forensic accounting and anti-corruption experience spans “on-the-ground” assignments in over 20 jurisdictions. 

Before joining FRA, Michael spent six years in Kroll’s Financial Investigations practice.

His representative experience includes:

  • Supporting the FRA partner appointed by the US DOJ to serve as independent compliance monitor for a German automotive engineering firm following its role in helping an automobile company cheat vehicle emissions testing in relation to the Volkswagen “Diesel Gate” scandal.
  • Working alongside external counsel for an AIM listed beauty company to conduct a forensic investigation into concerns held by the Company’s external auditors preventing the completion of the Company’s annual audit.
  • Conducting an investigation into a large-scale fraud involving the collapse of three banks and the loss of USD 1 billion, on behalf of a Central Bank in Eastern Europe. The matter involved tracing funds through multiple jurisdictions and working alongside external counsel to identify disclosure orders and requests for further information. 
  • Managing an employee wrongdoing investigation within the London division of a FTSE-100 property development company. Several reports and evidence packs were produced supporting witness statements to the Rolls Building to gain successful disclosure of financial records. 
  • Working as part of a senior team reviewing capital adequacy requirements on behalf of an East Asian Central Bank. The review assessed the source of funds for capital injections into six local banks. 
  • Leading onsite work streams across multiple site visits for the HSBC Monitorship team in relation to its 2012 DPA with the DOJ following AML and sanctions control failings. 
  • Developing and implementing an AML/CTF risk assessment methodology across banking deposits in a Middle-Eastern Financial Institution. The financial Institution had been forced into Administration by the Central Bank due to concerns of money laundering raised by FinCEN. 

Michael is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ICAEW) and holds a BSc in Mathematics with Physics from The University of Sheffield. 

Authority experience

Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
US Department of Justice (DOJ)
US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

Awards & Recognition

Accreditations

Certified Fraud Examiner
Certified in Encase Computer Forensics
Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
TRM Advanced Crypto Investigator (TRM-ACI)
TRM Crypto Fundamentals Certification (TRM-CFC)

Languages

English

News and insights

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