Episode 16: Yale Med School
Jamie Petrone was in charge of purchasing computer equipment for Yale's school of business. Petrone was making a fortune, until someone noticed she was buying a lot more electronics than the school n
Episode 15: Rollins, Inc.
The largest pest control company in the world, Rollins Inc., was accused of manipulating reserves to boost profits. When Rollins achieved its earnings target by just one penny not once but twice, the
Episode 14: Contempo
Finding a good controller isnt easy. You probably don't want someone who embezzled money from their last two employers.What?!? youre probably thinking. "No one would hire someone as controller
Episode 13: Puda Coal
Puda Coal raised over $100 million from U.S. investors. But suddenly there was a problem: did Puda actually own the subsidiary Shanxi Coal? Someone claimed Pudas board chair had secretly transferre
Episode 12: Boom Global Media
One of the most difficult things about starting a business is getting clients. You need to work hard to get customers to say yes. But what if you didnt have to get customers to say yes? What if y
Episode 11: DHB Industries
David Brooks had taken a small company on the verge of bankruptcy and turned it into one of the worlds largest manufacturers of bulletproof vests. Those vests were used by U.S. soldiers, so Brooks w
Episode 10: Take-Two Interactive Software
Take-Two Interactive was forced to restate its financials 3 times in a span of just 5 years. Each time you thought it was over, Take-Two ended up in the news again. And the companys founder was rig
Episode 9: Cobalt Family Investors
The story of Cobalt involves a former associate of the Wolf of Wall Street, and a Ponzi scheme run by a convicted fraudster. Then, Donald Trump got involved.
Episode 8: Interpublic Group
Interpublic was forced to restate its financials back to 1997. Had the company committed ANOTHER fraud, right after the first one?
Episode 7: Capitol Investments
Nevin Shapiro was living the high life, and people assumed his high-roller lifestyle was funded by his business, Capitol Investments. But Shapiros business hadnt conducted operations in years...