"Publicly held companies, whether they make
turbines or tiramisu, are programmed to maximize efficiency and increase sales
every quarter - no matter what. Inevitably this leads to cutting corners." -
"The current accounting standards give those
preparing financial statements great latitude and the tremendous use of
judgement in coming up with numbers. That latitude and judgement can be used
very handily to misrepresent the information provided to investors." - Lynn
Turner, former chief accountant Securities and Exchange Commission
1974 to 1976
Albert John Dunlap
engineers a massive accounting fraud at Nitec, a paper-mill company in Niagara
Falls, New York.
1996 "Chainsaw Al" Dunlap is
hired to resurrect Sunbeam.
"Chainsaw Al" arranges a
"massive financial fraud" eventually paying a $500,000 SEC civil fine and is
barred from serving as an officer or director of a public company.
Kenneth Lee Lay replaces
Richard Kinder as head of
Kenneth Lee Lay is
convicted in May 2006 of conspiracy, securities fraud,
wire fraud and making false
July 30, 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley Act
The US Labor Department dismisses 841 cases out of 1,273 complaints
filed while ruling in favor of corporate whistleblowers only 17 times shortly
Many of the were based "on the technicality that workers at
corporate subsidiaries aren't covered" by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
2004 Martin Grass, CEO of Rite Aid is sentenced to 8 years in
prison for his role in a massive accounting fraud at the drugstore chain his
father co-founded. Five other executives are also found quilty.
2005 Adelphia CEO John J. Rigas is
convicted of bank, wire and securities fraud and is sentenced to 15 years in
Timothy J. Rigas and Michael J. Rigas, his sons, as
well as Peter Venetis, his son-in-law, and Michael Mulcahey are also charged.
They concealed $2.3 billion in liabilities from corporate investors and
the three Rigases had taken $3.1 billion in loans that were not recorded on the
Scott D. Sullivan, an
American Certified Public Accountant and the former CFO, Treasurer, and
Secretary of WorldCom, engineered WorldCom's $11-billion accounting fraud.
Scott Sullivan is sentenced to five years in prison and agrees to
testify against WorldCom Incorporated CEO Bernard J. Ebbers who received 25
years for his role in the $11-billion accounting fraud and subsequent $180
billion dollar loss to investors.
L. Dennis Kozlowski of Tyco International
Ltd. received a sentence of eight and one-third to 25 years in prison
for misappropriation of Tyco's corporate
funds, grand larceny for
$150 million in unauthorized bonuses and fraud against the company shareholders
for an amount of more than $400 million.
Richard M. Scrushy is formely charged with fraud,
conspiracy, and making false
statements in a $2.7 billion accounting fraud.
After 21 days of
deliberation, he is acquitted.
"I sat in that courtroom for six months,
and I did everything possible to advocate for his cause. Scrushy promised me a
lot more than what I got." - Audrey Lewis
Audrey Lewis received $10,000
from Richard M. Scrushy through the Lewis Group, a public relations firm, and
another $1,000 to help buy a computer.
Enron Corporation CEO Jeffrey K. Skilling is sentenced to 24 years and 4 months
in prison for conspiracy, insider
trading, making false statements to auditors and
Sanjay Kumar Chairman and CEO of Computer Associates
International is sentenced to 12 years in prison and fined $8 million after
pleading quilty to leading a $2.2 billion accounting fraud at the software
2007 Richard M.
Scrushy is later found guilty of
bribery, conspiracy and mail fraud in a conspiracy trial with co-defendent
Alabama Govenor Don Siegelman in a different case.
Richard M. Scrushy
settles other charges with the SEC over the $2.7 billion accounting fraud and
agrees to pay the SEC $81 million before settling into his new trade as a
television preacher in Birmingham, Alabama.
Walter A. Forbes, CEO of
CUC International which merged with HFC Incorporated to form
Cendant, is convicted of securities fraud and two counts of making false
statements. Walter A. Forbes is sentenced to 12 years 7 months and must pay
$3.275 billion in restitution.
Joseph Nacchio, CEO of Qwest
Communications International Inc., is sentenced to 6 years in prison for
based on knowledge of improper
The stock of Qwest Communications
International Inc. plunges from $60 per share to $2 per share when
accounting irregularities came to light.
Joseph Nacchio claims his
conviction was based on his company's
refusal to coöperate
with NSA requests to spy on its customers. This seems likely.
version of events matches reporting by USA Today in 2006, in which the paper
noted that Qwest was the lone holdout from the government's warrantless
surveillance operations and that defiance "might affect its ability to get
future classified work with the government."
Nacchio is barred from
using any evidence of potential retaliation in his defense, given that the
material was considered classified, and his judge refused requests to allow the
evidence in trial.
Reports from the Washington Post on evidence that
has been made public on his case since that time seem consistent with the CEO's
New Department of Labor Rule Gives Whistleblowing Employees
Greater Protections Against Retaliation (do not believe
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