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    Jeffery locker is a notable motivational speaker with a self-help guide. For this reason, he co-authored a book called, "Teachings for a new world." The book speaks of human potential. It teaches methods of connecting with your loved ones. Obviously, Locker is a man of his word and took his own advice. Later, Locker went on to give a multitude of sermons on how to handle workplace stress. Locker was an adamant speaker on how success is built on hard work. He stated in one of his lectures, “Do what needs to be done, when it needs to be done, without taking no for an answer.” Jeffrey Locker experienced great success being a motivational speaker. Locker also had a radio show called ‘Vibrations for success. Many people should listen to his presentations because he attempted to complete one of the most interesting Kevorkian schemes known. Unfortunately, he falsified his success, money, career, and in the end was caught. Nevertheless, Jeffery Locker went out with a bang- or a stab. On everyone’s account, Jeffery Locker was a devoted family man. He truly loved his wife and children. Locker attempted to make sure their lavish lifestyle continued on without him in the picture. His love for his family was so strong, he was willing to take his life for their happiness. To have the ability to brutally kill yourself for the financial stability of your family is incredible. While Locker committed a selfless act within his own eyes, his family may not be as admirable. There is…

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    Ponzi Scheme Case Study

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    Introduction The purpose of this research paper is to consider the ethical issues related to the business operations of Agape World, Inc. and its founder Nicholas Cosmo. Nowadays, it seems the story of the failed “Ponzi” scheme seems to be the inescapable in the national news. From Bernie Madoff, Kenneth Starr to Nicholas Cosmo, we are inundated with stories of the collapsed financial scheme. Unfortunately, the stories worthy of broadcast news represents a fraction of the actual convictions…

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    The Bernard Madoff case is a great example of how a person will continue to commit a fraudulent act until they are caught. It is also a story that will forever be told and used as a learning guide for investors and others within the financial industry. The term “Ponzi scheme” is one that is often heard in the world of finance. It comes from the fraudulent act committed by Charles Ponzi in the early 20th century. ( Ferrell, 2009) Charles Ponzi is believed to have been the first to successfully…

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    The online world is an atmosphere that people often imagine as reality. Online social websites offer the ability for people all over the globe to connect and communicate with one another, ultimately transforming the meaning of being in a relationship. Modern romance is becoming significantly different than what people experienced in the past. Before, people would often meet one another at a hangout place or through mutual friends. Everything has changed since dating websites made its appearance.…

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    White-Collar Crime

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    The term “ White -Collar Crime, “ carries many definitions that have changed throughout the decades in the United States. These definitions change with perception, participation, and the addition of actions to the term. White-collar crime carries a general perception of offenders, who are generally professional individuals since they have the knowledge required to execute these complex crimes. Examples of these crimes include fraud, price fixing, money laundering, and embezzlement . Although…

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    Madoff Case Summary

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    This is not the first time Madoff office has been raided by SEC investigators, the recent raid being on 20th April 2005. They wanted to know if Madoff had hedge trade funds or executing hedge trade funds for others as he always claimed. Their investigation was after SEC staffers had found an email that expressed why Renaissance Technologies stopped doing business with Madoff. Initially, examiners claimed they were just on a normal routine examination of the brokerage firm’s books and records. On…

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    The home improvement contractor scam known as the "Traveler" has been around for decades, and consumer advocate Courtney Yelle estimates that they bilk consumers out of more than $20 million annually. Since home improvement contractors often work out of their vehicles, this scam can appear quite benevolent at a glance, especially since professional scam artists don 't seen like solicitors first. But once you fall for the Traveler 's scam, you could wind up losing thousands of dollars. This home…

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    just the beginning of the fraud schemes that untangled around Antar. His initial crime spree is broken into three phases. The first phase occurred from 1969 to 1979 when Antar was under-reporting income before he took the company public. This phase was considered tax fraud and skimming. The next phase took place from 1980 to 1984, in this phase Antar gradually reduced skimming to make a larger profit growth in order to take his business public. This phase is known as the securities fraud in…

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    Imagine the idea of signing a legal document that allows a thief to rob you. This sounds preposterous; however, this is reality for elderly who are affected by financial abuse. “In 2010 alone, reported instances of scams and fraud against older adults resulted in losses of about $2.9 billion” (Siddiqi). The amount of theft has only risen over the last six years, and is expected to keep growing if no further prevention or education is put into place. More and more people are living to older ages…

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    Charles Ponzi is probably one of the most well-known con artists America has ever encountered. Beginning his crimes with forging bad checks to smuggling Italian immigrants into the U.S. He was cunning and had a slick way with his speech to trick people into believing his scams. Unfortunately for him, his charm wasn’t enough to keep him out of jail. Charles Ponzi was born in Parma, Italy, in 1882. He came to America on the S.S. Vancouver in November of 1903, when he was 21 years old. It’s said…

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