America's Corporate Crime Epidemic: Why It Continues and How to Cure ItNovember 13, 2008 Neil WeinbergForbes Magazine
Neil Weinberg is a Senior Editor at Forbes Magazine in New York. Weinberg edits Forbes' personal finance and Wall Street coverage and writes regularly about controversial practices in business and politics. A fifteen-year Forbes veteran, he served at the magazine's Tokyo bureau chief and in 2006 received the Overseas Press Club's annual award for the best business story in a magazine. Weinberg appears regularly on Forbes on Fox and other television news programs. He recently co-authored Stolen Without a Gun (Etika Books, 2007), the inside story of a white-collar crime.
James AldersonJim Alderson, CPA, was the first of more than two dozen whistleblowers to file cases against Columbia-HCA and its affiliates, resulting in the biggest health care fraud case in history. Mr. Alderson was the Chief Financial Officer of the Quorum Health Group in Whitefish,
John W. SchillingJohn W. Schilling, CPA, a former reimbursement specialist for Columbia/HCA, was one of the principal whistleblowers that resulted in the largest False Claims Act fraud settlement in history, involving 30 U.S. attorneys, 22 FBI field offices, and inspectors general from multiple federal agencies. Mr. Schilling provided the government with a laundry list of frauds perpetrated by Columbia-HCA, and also filed a False Claim Act case against KPMG-Peat Marwick, which had advised six hospitals owned by a Columbia-HCA predecessor to set up reserve funds in case the inflated costs they were reporting were discovered in a Medicare audit. KPMG settled its case for $9 million while Columbia-HCA settled a wide range of fraud allegations for a combined total of $1.7 billion, plus an additional criminal fines. Mr. Schilling is a founding partner of EthicSolutions LLC, which provides consultation services in all areas of health care fraud and abuse. His forthcoming book “Undercover: How I Went from Company Man to FBI Spy – and Exposed the Worst Healthcare Fraud in U.S. History” (Amacom Books), will be published in April 2008. Mr. Schilling is an accounting graduate of UWM’s Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
recognized speaker, Co-author of Stolen Without a Gun: Confessions From
Inside the Largest Accounting Fraud in History; The Collapse of
As a senior manager with MCI, Mr. Pavlo was responsible for $1 billion in billing and collection. With the help of two associates, he was able to defraud seven customers a total of $6 million in six months. In 2001, he cooperated with the federal government and pled guilty to wire fraud and money laundering. His story made the front cover of Forbes magazine in 2002, just weeks before WorldCom revealed over $7 billion in accounting irregularities.
Professor Denis CollinsEdgewood College
Professor Collins is a well-know and well-regarded business ethicist, having published and spoken widely on the topic in both academic and popular outlets. He led UWM business faculty and Ph.D. students in a discussion on how to engage students in the discussion of ethical issues within the framework of standard business courses. He stressed the importance of recognizing and addressing ethical issues within each business area’s subject matter in order for student’s to approach their future work more ethically, rather than treating ethics as a subject matter separate from areas such as accounting, marketing, and management.
Professor Collins also met with students in the Business and Society course and led them through an analysis of the Enron case.