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Financial Fraud Expert Witness

Financial Fraud Expert Witness | Forensic Accounting Expert Witness

Vic Hartman | Financial Fraud Expert Witness

Vic Hartman, JD, CPA, CFE®

Vic Hartman’s expertise is in the area of financial fraud. He has developed a fraud life cycle model enabling organizations to holistically address fraud including prevention, discovery, investigation, and litigation. Vic is an attorney and CPA licensed in the state of Georgia, and a former FBI Agent. He specializes in internal investigations and forensic accounting.

Vic retired from the FBI after serving 25-years. He served most of his career with the FBI investigating and supervising complex fraud and corruption matters. He also played leadership roles in both the Enron and WorldCom investigations. These and other corporate fraud investigations necessitated the creation of the FBI’s Corporate Fraud Response Team in which Vic served as a member. 


During his career with the FBI, Vic supervised a financial institution fraud squad, a public corruption squad, and a health care fraud squad. He also managed the FBI’s forfeiture program in the Houston and Atlanta field divisions. Whiles serving as the Chief Division Counsel of the Atlanta Division, he provided advice and counsel to executive management and investigative personnel regarding national security matters, criminal investigations, cyber issues, employment law, civil litigation, and asset forfeiture. 


Now in private practice, Vic has served as both a court appointed receiver and bankruptcy examiner. These and other experiences required Vic to investigate complex fraud allegations and make written reports and provide oral briefings to interested parties including the court. Vic helps clients with the investigation and litigation support involving financial fraud incidents.


Vic is an adjunct professor at Georgia State University where he teaches a master’s-level forensic accounting course. He is also the author of the book, The Honest Truth About Fraud. Vic wrote this book for an audience that includes corporate managers and forensic practitioners responsible for the prevention, detection, and investigation of fraud. He also uses the book in the classroom and workshops where he speaks.

Professional Licenses & Certifications


  • Attorney, licensed in State of Georgia

  • Certified Public Accountant, licensed in State of Georgia

  • Certified in Financial Forensics, American Institute of CPAs

  • Certified Fraud Examiner, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners


Professional Experience


  • Federal Bureau of Investigation, Supervisory Special Agent/Chief Division Counsel, (1989-2014)

  • Coopers & Lybrand, Atlanta, tax department, (1988)

  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Atlanta, law clerk, (1987-1988)​




  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia, Juris Doctor, 1989

  • Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia, B.B.A. (Accounting), Cum Laude, 1986

Board Service & Affiliations


  • Atlanta Governing Board of the Office of Inspector General​

  • Georgia Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, past two-term President 

  • Georgia Southern University, Forensic Accounting Advisory Board

  • Crime Stoppers of Greater Atlanta, Board Member

  • FBI National Corporate Fraud Response Team, Former Member

Author / Speaker


  • The Honest Truth About Fraud: A Former FBI Agent Tells All

  • Continuing education series for attorneys/CPAs




  • Located in Atlanta, Georgia; able to travel internationally


Vic Hartman is retained as an
Expert Witness & Consultant for the following:
  • Financial Statement Fraud
  • Misappropriation of Assets
  • Corruption
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Ponzi Schemes
  • Money Laundering
  • Credit Card, Purchasing Card Abuse
  • Embezzlement Schemes
  • Government Fraud
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Bank Fraud
  • Bankruptcy Fraud
  • Theft of Intellectual Property
  • Business Email Compromise
  • Tax Fraud
  • Romantic Fraud Schemes
  • Matrimonial & Business Divorce Fraud
  • Scams & Con Artists
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