Shari Schindler, a Partner with StoneTurn, brings over 34 years of experience in serving as a financial expert in corruption and white-collar criminal and civil cases, as well as multi-jurisdictional business disputes. Shari also provides strategic forensic accounting expertise and pragmatic insights into launching and maintaining effective anti-corruption and anti-money laundering programs worldwide. Shari has been designated as an expert in Federal and State courts and has extensive experience in bank, mail, and tax fraud; money laundering; cross-border investigations; whistleblower claims; and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act conspiracy matters.
Prior to joining StoneTurn, Shari served as a Supervisory Internal Revenue Agent at the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). During her decades-long career with the Special Enforcement Program, Shari partnered with various federal and local law enforcement agencies to conduct grand jury investigations and complex fraud investigations. Shari developed and regularly instructed a comprehensive expert witness training course for government financial witnesses.
Shari has overseen and personally performed hundreds of detailed financial investigations of individuals, corporations and partnerships including sophisticated flow of funds analyses and using indirect methods of computing income. Shari has uncovered massive fraud schemes involving embezzlement, money laundering, Ponzi Schemes, bribes, kickbacks, healthcare fraud, procurement fraud, insider trading, offshore banking, self-dealing and income tax fraud. She has formed a broad spectrum of industry business knowledge, with expertise in cash intensive businesses and illegal businesses.
Shari has reported findings and recommendations to juries and grand juries and provided formal reports to clients and legal counsel, governmental regulators and law enforcement. In addition, Shari is recognized as an international authority on forensic accounting and money laundering and delivered anti-corruption training for governmental and anti-corruption organizations in Bosnia, Indonesia, Latvia, Bulgaria and Romania.
Shari is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), registered in the state of Illinois.