Bittner School of Business to Present “White-Collar Crime”
On Wednesday, March 28, St. John Fisher College’s Ronald L. Bittner School of Business will present, “White-Collar Crime,” featuring keynote speaker Sam Antar. The event will take place from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in Basil 135.
Antar, a former CPA and former CFO of Crazy Eddie Inc., helped mastermind one of the largest securities frauds of the 1980s. He was convicted of securities fraud, but served only house arrest due to his cooperation with government officials. Today, he devotes his time to sharing his knowledge to help prevent white-collar crime.
According to Dr. Daniel Acton, Associate Professor of Accounting and catalyst for the event, Antar will address fraud from an accounting and financial reporting perspective in an effort to increase awareness among Bittner students as to how these practices can be identified and avoided in the future.
“Corporate fraud and unethical business behavior have been recurring issues in business as illustrated by the Crazy Eddie fraud of the 1980s, the major frauds such as Enron and WorldCom in the early 2000s, and in the recent insider trading cases brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC),” Acton added.
Antar has served as an advisor to many governmental organizations such as the FBI, SEC, and State of New York Department Taxation and Finance. He has appeared on CNBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Canadian Business News Network, Fox Business Channel, National Public Radio’s Planet Money, Progressive Radio Network, Russia Today, and other media outlets.
For more information about Antar, visit www.whitecollarfraud.com.