About the Event: Crazy Eddie, Inc., was a retail electronics firm whose principals perpetrated one of the biggest securities frauds of the 1980s. Sam E. Antar, Crazy Eddie’s CFO, avoided jail time only by cooperating with the FBI and SEC. He will discuss the details of his case, emphasizing how those engaged in fraud prey on the psychological and cognitive vulnerabilities of gatekeepers such as attorneys and accountants.
About Sam Antar: Convicted felon, former CPA, and former CFO of Crazy Eddie. There is a saying, "It takes one to know one." He advises law enforcement, government entities, professionals, and businesses about white collar crime and trains them to catch the crooks. His blog discusses white-collar crime, securities fraud, financial reporting irregularities, Sarbanes-Oxley, corruption, and other related topics. Irregularities investigated and reported in his blog are referred to appropriate government agencies as a whistleblower.