Mike Leonard & Associates


Michael J. Leonard, CFE, CFCI, CAMS, CFS

Michael J. Leonard

Mr. Leonard is a multi-credentialed fraud specialist with nearly 25 years of financial investigations experience. As a Vice President for Exchange Bank, Mr. Leonard has been responsible for investigating fraud, money laundering, and counter-terrorist financing schemes. In his previous position as a Sonoma County Sheriff Detective, Mr. Leonard specialized in fraud and related complex financial crimes.

Mr. Leonard serves as an expert witness in general and occupational fraud cases as well as money laundering cases, and is a popular speaker and instructor on criminal aspects of fraud and money laundering. He is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the California Financial Crimes Investigators Association, and the High Tech Crimes Investigation Association. He is also a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists and the International Association Financial Crimes Investigators. Mr. Leonard holds a Masters degree and Graduate Certificate from City University and a Bachelors degree from California State University, Long Beach.

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