Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Thoughts on Multi-Level Marketing, Fraud, and Insider Trading from a Convicted Felon

Yesterday, I was interviewed by Erin Ade, the host of "Boom Bust" on RT News. Topics discussed include:

  • Multi-level marketing companies such as Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) which has been accused of being an illegal pyramid scheme by hedge fund manager Bill Ackman
  • JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) CEO Jaime Dimon's 74% raise shortly after the company agreed to pay over $14 billion to settle various criminal probes
  • Ongoing criminal trial of former SAC Capital Portfolio Manager Mathew Martoma for insider trading.

Please watch the video below, which of course includes very colorful commentary.



Written by:

Sam E. Antar

Disclosure

I am a convicted felon and a former CPA. As the criminal CFO of Crazy Eddie, I helped my cousin Eddie Antar and other members of his family mastermind one of the largest securities frauds uncovered during the 1980's. I committed my crimes in cold-blood for fun and profit, and simply because I could. If it weren't for the heroic efforts of the FBI, SEC, Postal Inspector's Office, US Attorney's Office, and class action plaintiff's lawyers who investigated, prosecuted, and sued me, I would still be the criminal CFO of Crazy Eddie today. I do not want or seek forgiveness for my vicious crimes from my victims. My past sins are unforgivable.

There is a saying, "It takes one to know one." I've provided professional work for the FBI, IRS, SEC, Justice Department, and other federal and state law enforcement agencies in training them to identify fraud and catch white-collar criminals. Often, I refer cases to them as an independent whistleblower. I teach white-collar crime classes for various government entities, professional organizations, businesses, and colleges and universities. I provide forensic accounting services for law firms and other clients. Recently, I've helped the AICPA Fraud Task Force develop better methods for detecting fraud.

I do not own any Herbalife of JPMorgan Chase securities long or short.

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