White Collar Fraud

Convicted Felon, former CPA, and former Crazy Eddie CFO Sam Antar speaks out about white-collar crime


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February 19, 2015: Former Crazy Eddie CFO and convicted felon Sam Antar explains how he got away with money laundering through Bank Leumi decades ago and why it took so long for the Feds to crack down on the Israeli-based bank. - CNBC

Op-Ed column: Finally! The US is busting Israeli banks

Sam Antar on why Michael Grimm is the worst crook ever

February 5, 2015: Former Crazy Eddie CFO and convicted felon Sam Antar gives his take on Michael Grimm's tax evasion case. How did the disgraced former NY Congressman end up getting caught and what happens next? - CNBC

Op-ed column: He's a former FBI agent but the worst crook ever!


White Collar Crime 101: How to Defraud a Company

July 29, 2014: Sam Antar is a self-described white collar criminal. He was part of the Crazy Eddie electronics stores scam of the late '80s, but now is hired to speak to companies about fraud. Here he explains how successful fraud works. - Wall Street Journal Live

Related Article: Sam Antar: The CFO behind the Crazy Eddie’s fraud -The prices were insane; the fraud was brazen by Quentin Fottrell, Marketwatch


Wall Street Greed and Fraud

June 6, 2013: Tommy Belesis of John Thomas Financial is being targeted by regulators, reports CNBC's Andrea Day. CNBC's Andrea Day reports. According to the complaint, brokers were even subject to physical threats. --- CNBC Power Lunch


Retired Fraudster on the ABC's of Financial Fraud and why it's Easier than Ever!

August 2, 2012: Remember 'Crazy Eddie,' home to the one of the largest securities frauds uncovered during the 1980s? The criminal CFO, Sam Antar, who helped mastermind the scheme, said he did it for fun and profit, and if he had not been caught, he would still be doing it today. What does this mean for the bigger picture about what is happening on Wall Street? The bad and arguably criminal actions at firms that helped cause the financial crisis have gone largely unpunished. We talk to the former Crazy Eddie CFO, Sam Antar, about it. --- Capital Account with Lauren Lystra, RT News


The Jersey Score

July 25, 2013: In this episode of American Greed … Solomon Dwek was a real estate mogul, a philanthropist and a big shot in the close-knit Syrian community of Deal, New Jersey. He was the son of a rabbi. But Dwek had no intention of following in his father’s footsteps. Instead, he preyed on his own people and was the mastermind behind a $400 million investment scheme and a $50 million bank fraud. Dwek’s empire grew, but his luck began to run out. The feds caught on and to avoid a prison sentence Dwek agreed to become an informant in the biggest case of corruption and greed in New Jersey history.


April 20, 2011: Special Report: From Hannibal Lector to Bernie Madoff by Matthew Goldstein - Reuters (web link, print link, video link)

Video: Crazy Eddie vet on finding white-collar scammers

"Profiling white-collar criminals is a difficult task as fraudsters are skilled in persuasion, lies and deceit, former Crazy Eddie electronics store CFO Sam Antar says"

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