District Attorney to Host Small Business Seminar in April

March 20, 2014

Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter today announced plans for an April 15th small and medium sized business seminar aimed at preventing losses and promoting growth.

The seminar will feature numerous guest lecturers and will focus on topics such as preventing employee theft, business owners’ responsibilities, shoplifting, armed robbery, financial crimes and cyber-security. Speakers from the banking, business and legal community will provide a wealth of information to business owners and managers to help them build their businesses right here in Bristol County.

The seminar, which begins at 8 a.m. with a buffet breakfast, will be hosted by the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth at the Claire T. Carney Library on the main campus. Attendees and media members covering the seminar are encouraged to park in Lot 14. The seminar will last approximately three hours.

The seminar is being sponsored by Bristol County Savings Bank, BankFive, BayCoast Bank and will be free of charge for those who attend. The New Bedford and Fall River Area Chambers of Commerce are also acting as supporting sponsors.

If you are a local business owner and would like to attend, please register online at www.BristolDA.com. For more information, please contact Justin Gomes, from the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office at (508) 961-1806, or send an email to Justin.R.Gomes@state.ma.us. Space is limited so registration will come on a first come, first serve basis.

Tentative Agenda:

Registration & Breakfast


Welcome & Remarks

DA Sam Sutter

UMass Dartmouth Dean/Assistant Dean


Cyber Security

Professor Hong Liu, Electrical and Computer Engineering


Public Safety and the Business Community

Nelson Hockert-Lotz, Domino’s Pizza


Prosecuting Armed Robbery

Robert Digiantomaso, Assistant District Attorney


Prosecuting Financial Crimes

James McKenna, Assitant District Attorney


Identifying and Resolving Shoplifting & Employee Theft

Target Investigation Team


Data Security

Julian Smith, Division of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation



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