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Episode 17: Waste Management
July 31, 2023

In the 1990s, Waste Management was the largest garbage company in the world. But Waste Management had a dirty secret. Its accounting was nastier than its landfills.

Episode 16: Yale Med School
May 31, 2023

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.
April 30, 2023

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
March 31, 2023

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
February 28, 2023

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
January 31, 2023

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
December 31, 2022

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
March 29, 2021

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
January 12, 2021

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
December 14, 2020

Interpublic was forced to restate its financials back to 1997. Had the company committed ANOTHER fraud, right after the first one?