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Ethics: Ex-Felon Controller Shares His Journey to CPA - 6402
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Not yet a CPA, Mike left a small CPA firm to become the controller of a private company that manufactured supplements. Concerned about the sales practices, he thought his accounting methods were harmless fixes to the company’s growing pains - but the judge disagreed. The fraud was so outrageous that it was featured on CNBC’s hit show “American Greed.” Learn all about his story through this interview conducted by Gary Zeune, CPA MAcct.

7/25/2016
When: Monday, July 25, 2016
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Where: Webinar/Webcast
United States
Contact: April Deneault

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Acronym ZMWEF2
CPE 2 hours
Category
Ethics
Level Basic
Vendor The Pros & The Cons, LLC
Who should attend

CPAs in public practice, business and industry, managing partners, compliance officers, chief learning officers, risk managers, and regulators

Prerequisite
None
Fees: Early Bird
Standard
Member N/A
$79
Non-Member: N/A
$79

Description 
Not yet a CPA, Mike left a small CPA firm to become the controller of a private company that manufactured supplements. Concerned about the sales practices, he thought his accounting methods were harmless fixes to the company’s growing pains - but the judge disagreed. The fraud was so outrageous that it was featured on CNBC’s hit show “American Greed.” Learn all about his story through this interview conducted by Gary Zeune, CPA MAcct.



Specific topics include:

  • The ex-con, now CPA who wishes to remain anonymous will explain..
  • Why he accepted assurances that everything was okay
  • How he rationalized his actions and felt he wasn’t doing anything illegal
  • Why he cooked the books
  • Why he plead guilty to a $100 million fraud
  • What it’s like to be sentenced to a year and a day
  • What prison is like for a CPA
  • Why and how he started his own CPA firm

Objectives

  • At the conclusion you will understand that there are things more important than ethics to some people and you will learn the consequences of their decisions.

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