U.S. Government vs. Corporate America
Summarizes the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and why this legislation is needed. The purpose of the bill to restore public faith in the stock market, and establish safeguards for investors. Provisions of the bill.
BRIBERY IN NORTH & SOUTH AMER.
Concepts & practices of bribery of Amer. businesspeople in Latin Amer. Language, traditions, ethics, bureaucracy, case of Rep. Dan Rostenkowski.
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.
European Settlers and Native Americans
This paper discusses the relations between European settlers and Native American Indians in North and South America. It is argued that, with few exceptions, the relations were detrimental to the Native Americans.
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.
White Collar Crime
An analysis of the crackdown by the Department of Justice on white collar crime committed by a number of corporate executives, including those at Tyco, WorldCom, Enron and Martha Stewart Living/Omnimedia. DOJ's attempt to regulate corporate crime.
Bank of America and SEC
Discusses the issues, background, and process of the SEC case against the Bank of America for the bank's payment of bonuses to Merrill Lynch executives after the merger of the two companies.
This paper examines the law on identity theft and looks at what information is needed to guide sentencing of a convicted defendant. It looks at which federal statutes apply to identity theft cases.