Ethics & Bernie Madoff
This paper discusses a number of unethical actions taken by Bernie Madoff, the former chairman of the NASDAQ stock exchange charged with bilking investors out of $50 billion in a Ponzi scheme he ran through an unregistered hedge fund.
United States v. Martha Stewart
A review of the legal issues in the case securities fraud case against Martha Stewart. Surveys current case law and the legal climate in the U.S. Background of the indictment charges.
An analysis of the enormous amount of Medicare fraud that occurs annually, including the types of thieves, the types of fraudulent practices, and state and federal government efforts to curb fraud.
BRIBERY IN NORTH & SOUTH AMER.
Concepts & practices of bribery of Amer. businesspeople in Latin Amer. Language, traditions, ethics, bureaucracy, case of Rep. Dan Rostenkowski.
The Devil in the White City
This paper provides an analysis of Erik Larson's account of America's first serial killer, H. H. Holmes, in The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America. The analysis focuses on how Holmes was able to gain so much power over his victims.
U.S. SECRET SERVICE.
Centers on agency's activities after 9/11. Creation and development of the Secret Service. Its original, narrow role regarding the monetary system. Expansion of its functions. Executive protection duty. Examines events of September 11, 2001. Passage of the sweeping anti-terrorist Patriot Act. Creation of a national cyber threat response and reporting system. Secret Service working with other government agencies.
Case study of the long-distance telephone company's accounting practice. Examines the firm's global reach and scale. Cites its worldwide business locations. History of "firsts" of this high tech company. 2002 fraud situation in the WorldCom case. Role of auditor/accountant Arthur Anderson. Impact on WorldCom stock.