The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program allows foreign investors to become US citizens if they invest in a US business and create jobs. The program can be abused where the money invested is used for purposes other than investing in job creation. The SEC established an enforcement action and appointed a federal equity receiver to examine one such case. The receiver reached out toTop 20 firm, Baker Tilly for help.
Jeff George, Partner of Forensic Accounting at Baker Tilly took the case and engaged Valid8 knowing that the amount of money that could be recoveredlimits how much time and effort to be invested. There were seven legal entities involved and each had multiple accounts where it was critical to understand when and how much money got transferred and co-mingled.