Andrews Chambers, a man who led many drug busts in America was guilty of committing perjury. Perjury is the intentional making of false statements as part of the testimony by a sworn witness in a judicial proceeding on a matter relevant to the case at hand. At first, Andrew was looked at as a hero but his heroism was short-lived when the government found that he’d lied about prior convictions while under oath, in which many were dismissed. The question became, if he lied about his convictions, did he lie about anything dealing with the busts? This was a question because all that was seen of the busts were the last moments that led up to them.
Many people know of Bernie Madoff as the man that perpetrated by far the largest scam in the history of the United States, if not the world. His reputation of a successful investor, chairman of NASDAQ, and financial genius took a turn for the worst when his so called split-strike conversion strategy turned out to be nothing but a momentous Ponzi scheme affecting thousands of investors from around the globe. A Ponzi scheme is “a fraudulent investment operation that pays returns to investors out of the money paid by subsequent investors rather than from legitimate profits (Fitzpatrick, 2010).” The Ponzi scheme was named after Carlo (Charles) Ponzi who fled Italy for America at the age of 21. In 1919 Ponzi developed a scheme to get investors
Ethics is not something that can be written into law; one can be ethical and break the law just as easily as an unethical practitioner can remain within the bounds of legality. However, if rights are violated by unethical behavior, no matter the outcome, a very clear standard of legality comes into play. In the case of WorldCom, the questions of which rights were violated and whose rights were violated would serve to dictate the final answer to the question that asked if Bernard Ebbers should have gone to jail. Background In 2002 it was revealed that executives at WorldCom perpetrated accounting fraud that led to, at the time, the largest bankruptcy in history. Shortly after this revelation, WorldCom filed for bankruptcy.
At the time of his plea, prosecutors said Grass admitted to a series of illegal activities, from backdating contracts and severance letters to misleading the company and federal investigators about a $2.6 million real estate deal. They said he also met with employees called to testify before the grand jury and encouraged them to lie. During Grass' time at the head of the Camp Hill-based company founded by his father, Alex Grass, its stock price soared as Rite Aid engaged in an aggressive expansion effort. But the grand jury said the boom years were accomplished by "massive accounting fraud, the deliberate falsification of financial statements, and intentionally false SEC filings." Less than a year after
P.351 & P.13 Homework Questions DeVry University P.351 Case Analysis 1) First thing that led the defendant to believe he was a victim of double jeopardy was the fact that the United States sought entry of default against him multiple times for the same offense. Second thing was the concurrent 72 month sentences he received, that led him to claim double jeopardy, because of the fact that he forfeited some of the properties listed in the plea. I do not know the details of the plea bargain but it seems the defendant got played by the system. Legally I do not believe he was a victim of double jeopardy at all. He just got outwitted 2) The legal question before the court was “What then are the elements of a criminal offense and, by extension, of a civil claim?” 3) From reading this case I see Civil forfeiture as being where police and prosecutors can seize your car or other property, sell it and use the proceeds to fund agency budgets with or without a person being charged.
The evidence that surfaced was able to link Nikon to destroying key documents to cover-up of the break in as well as uncovering that the Nixon reelection committee had run “dirty schemes and tricks” during the campaign against the Democrats. It also shed light on the administrations illegal wiretapping of phones of “the enemies” or journalists that had been extremely critical of Nixon. Even though Nixon continued to maintain that he was innocent it was later revealed after numerous attempts to obtain the evidence that he secretly taped routine conversations that were had in his office. After the amount of incriminating evidence and the endless wonder about the depth of his involvement on August 8, 1974 during a televised special announcement Richard Nixon gave a one line speech vaguely admitting his involvement and public stepping down from office as President. He was succeeded by Gerald Ford who later pardoned Nixon from his crimes.
The Rise and Fall of Bernie Madoff. Jeannine Kutil Devry University Abstract My research paper will explain who Bernie Madoff is and how he devised the largest Ponzi scheme in order to scam many people out of billions of dollars. I will show how he was able to do this along with his accomplices and was able to fool people into “investing their money” in him. I will also give suggestions on how this scheme could have been detected sooner as well as how it could have been prevented. According to www.biography.com Bernie Madoff was born on April 29, 1938 to parents Ralph and Sylvia Madoff.
Horton accuses the governing body of frequently exploiting its power in having the Justice Department instigate repression among voters. Furthermore, the lawyers who were inspecting the unlawful actions of these political criminals were quietly discharged of their duty and the incriminating evidence was concealed. The Bush administration was also spying regularly on religious and political groups in the country, while it covertly introduced a tremendously illegal surveillance program that caused conflict among senior officials in the Justice Department. Horton attributes this illicit monitoring device as the reason behind the “War on Terror” because it misleadingly revealed all of intelligence’s information on Iraq to both
Bernie Madoff Scandal-The King of Ponzi Schemes This particular ethics case scrutinizes Bernie Madoff scandal in detail. This is an intriguing case that delves into how Bernie Madoff was able to conceal such large scale fraud for number of years. With this said, an appropriate problem statement for this specific case would be, “The SEC, along with number of those who had knowledge of the fraudulent activity simply swept the scandal under the rug”. Although the single largest issue concerning this case was Bernie Madoff’s blatant disregard for other in conducting the fraud, this fraud could have been detected at a much earlier stage. As the case illustrated, there were dozens of serious and valid red flags that SEC was bombarded with by efforts made from Harry Markopolos.
It also included his associates going through patient charts to see who would be a good candidate for a meaningful civil lawsuit. As Brusier continued to operate his firm on many illegal pretenses...the FBI joined in on an investigation with the police against him and Prince on corruption charges that included jury tampering, tax evasion and them running a money skimming operation. Deck Shifflet (played by Danny DeVito) was a less than ethical avid “paralawyer” in Bruiser’s law firm that had a haunch based on newspaper articles that Bruiser’s firm was in jeopardy and was going to be investigated and shutdown. So therefore, he convinced Rudy to join him in partnership and bolt from Brusier’s firm by acting fast and taking 3 of the files that