Pat Murphy, former special agent and supervisory special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has joined Grant Thornton LLP as a director in its Forensic, Investigative and Dispute Services practice, based in Chicago. Most recently, Murphy, 52, was the public corruption coordinator for the Chicago office of the FBI and was co-lead investigator and later supervisor of the long-term public corruption investigation that resulted in the conviction of 15 individuals, including former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. He also led the investigation of Michael Segal and his company Near North Insurance Brokerage, which resulted in the conviction of Segal and his company on fraud charges as well as a $15 million forfeiture. Murphy brings to Grant Thornton more than 25 years of experience and will assist the firm's clients in assessing a wide range of internal and external threats, including fraud, theft, and corruption, as well as implementing preventative programs. He has extensive experience investigating and supervising complex white-collar crime, including financial institution fraud, corporate fraud, bankruptcy fraud, embezzlement, securities fraud, investment fraud, mortgage fraud, antitrust and public corruption. He also has testified before federal grand juries and in federal court. Murphy, a CPA, received his J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago and a bachelor¿s in accounting from DePaul University.
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