Government Corruption Fighter and 9-11 First Responder to Speak at UF
Vincent Green, a New York City first responder after the Sept. 11 attacks and a municipal fraud and federal corruption schemes investigator, will be speaking at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in The University of Findlay’s Alumni Memorial Union multipurpose room.
The event will cost $1 at the door for community members, but will be free to students, faculty and staff with valid UF identification.
Green’s presentation will address the 9-11 attacks, but will primarily focus on professional and personal ethics and integrity, and their connection to white-collar crime. He will answer audience questions after his presentation.
Green served in key inspecting jobs for the New York City Department of Investigation and had been appointed Special Deputy United States Marshall on several investigations involving federal crimes. Under his tenure, the largest tax fraud scheme in the city’s history was uncovered at the New York City Housing Authority, netting a quarter of a million dollars in bribes paid to undercover operatives and the recovery of $20 million.
Another fraud operation, dismantled under Green’s oversight, halted activities that were illegally reducing tax assessments for high-rise properties within the city. Eighteen city employees and co-conspirators were convicted for swindling the city out of millions.
Green also formed and directed the Department of Investigation’s Peace Officer Training Academy; is a state-certified instructor in law enforcement topics, firearms and less-than-lethal weapons; is a certified National Rifle Association firearms instructor; and has received training in responding to active shooter incidents.
Additionally, he has trained corruption fighters in other countries such as Liberia and Tanzania, and has lectured on corruption to the United Nations Ambassadors and dignitaries from more than 75 countries.
Green’s next book, “Who Rigged the Bids?” is expected to be published in 2015.
He has received awards for promoting integrity in government and recognition from New York City mayors. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has recognized him for outstanding achievements in major investigations.
On Sept. 11, 2001, Green was overseeing an undercover operation for the city’s Department of Investigation at the World Trade Center when terrorists flew commercial airliners into the towers. His law enforcement background enabled him to participate in the rescue and recovery effort there, and to organize a security team, comprised of various New York City law enforcement agencies, to secure government buildings in the event of a subsequent attack.
Green now works for City University of New York to ensure integrity and a corruption-free environment amidst the school’s $5 billion construction program. He is also chief executive officer for G-Square Consulting, LLC, which provides corruption awareness training, prevention and investigations to government and private entities.
The Thursday program is being co-sponsored by The University of Findlay Criminal Justice Club and Office of Leadership Development.
Those who have questions about the event may call (419) 434-4606.