UTICA, N.Y. — The Economic Crime and Cybersecurity Institute (ECCI) of Utica College has named a new director.
Bernard L. Hyman Jr., professor of practice in fraud and financial crime investigation, succeeds Raymond Philo, professor of practice in criminal justice, as director of ECCI, the college said in a news release posted on its website.
Hyman was a 1994 graduate of Utica College before going on to receive his law degree from Syracuse University. He has been with UC since 2009 as an adjunct lecturer until his promotion to professor of practice in 2014.
Hyman is also an assistant district attorney (DA) in Oneida County, serving as bureau chief for economic crime. He has “successfully prosecuted numerous felony cases” involving investment fraud, elder abuse, embezzlement, larceny, identity theft, and crimes against revenue, per the release.
Hyman was “instrumental” in securing the Crimes Against Revenue Program (CARP) grant from New York State for the DA’s office and oversees administration of the program for Oneida County. He also played a “key role” in fostering the memorandum of understanding between UC and the DA’s office, the college said.
He also supervises the District Attorney Economic Crime Investigation Intern Program. In that role, Hyman helps offer opportunities to UC students to participate in investigation of crimes against revenue including embezzlement, welfare fraud, insurance fraud, sales tax fraud, and other financial crimes.
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