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.
RICO and Corporate Criminals
Describes RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act), its purpose and use, impact on organized and white collar corporate crime, and its use in the securities industry. The broad application of RICO and its expansion in business litigation.
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.
Ethical Issues at HealthSouth
This paper describes the unethical behavior of former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy in order to illustrate the ethical issues the company faces, including a corrupt corporate culture and lack of accountability of top executives.
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.
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.
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.
Examines espionage accusation, trial, sentencing & execution of Julius & Ethel Rosenberg as a Cold War event. Purpose of trial, evidence, history of accused, political motivations, protests, conflicts, aftermath.