Can Fraud Examiners be Expert Witnesses in cases they investigated?

“With independence and objectivity in mind, is it legally or ethically proper for a Fraud Examiner to be an Expert Witness in a case that he/she investigated?”

That was my question,  posed on LinkedIn. See the different, and conflicting, answers here http://www.linkedin.com/answers/finance-accounting/auditing/FIN_AUD/992881-54624754?goback=%2Eahp_*1_*1_*1_*1

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What do you think? What strategies do you, or your company, use to manage the risk of fraud and error in your organisation? Are you primarily proactive or reactive in your approach to risk management? Share your experience in the Comment box below.

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