Shari Schindler

Shari Schindler, a Partner with StoneTurn, brings over 35 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 securities, bank, mail, and tax fraud; money laundering; cross-border investigations; whistleblower claims; internal investigations; and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act conspiracy matters.

Shari has advised boards, senior management and outside counsel with cases involving accounting defense, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, fraud and embezzlement, Ponzi schemes, insider trading and financial due diligence. Shari’s complex business litigation cases include partnership disputes, cash analysis, ability to pay, and federal and state income tax defense.

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, narcotics, arson, Ponzi Schemes, bribes, kickbacks, financial statement fraud, asset tracing, 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, cryptocurrency, and illegal businesses.

Shari has reported findings and recommendations to judges, 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.