Norman S. Transeth Jr.


I was a Special Agent Accountant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for 17 years. I worked financial crime investigations for 10 of those years. I have testified in at least 15 financial crime cases in a federal Grand Jury or at trial where I rendered an opinion and facts concerning theft or fraud activity. I worked over 250 financial crime investigations while I was with the FBI.

I received specialized training with the FBI in Forensic Accounting, Fraud, Money Laundering and Organized Crime investigations. I was an instructor at the FBI Academy for senior agents in specialized fraud investigation techniques.

I was the Special Agent In-Charge for the Department of Labor’s Office of Labor Racketeering for 7 years. I worked or supervised over 200 financial crime investigations.

I was the Regional Inspector General for Investigations for the Department of Labor’s Inspector General’s Office. My mandate was to investigate fraud, waste and abuse in Department of Labor programs in an 8 state region in the Southeast US. During my law enforcement career I investigated or supervised over 500 financial fraud investigations.

I retired in 1997 after 26 years in federal law enforcement and formed a Forensic Accounting and Investigations firm. Over the last 20 years I have worked over 50 fraud or theft cases that required the examination of books and records of over 100 companies and/or entities that resulted in my rendering an opinion concerning those records.

For six years I was contracted to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office to provide forensic accounting support to their criminal fraud investigations. I am currently contracted to administer the Receivership of the Synectic Ventures Funds. I am responsible for claim validation; claimant address & contact data base; investor claim & administrative payments; interface with Auditors and Legal professionals. We have paid out and/or distributed over $45 million and 5.7 million shares of stock to the Synectic Ventures investors over the last ten years. I am also the Claims Administrator for the Grifphon / Sasquatch Class Action Settlement Fund and the Forensic Accountant hired by the Trustee in the Berjac of Oregon Bankruptcy case.

I belong to 4 professional organizations and I have taken over 170 hours of continuing education classes in the last 20 years. I have over 40 years experience as a financial fraud investigator. I am a graduate of Alma College, Alma, MI. I am a graduate of the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA and I am also a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute in Charlottesville, VA.