Preface xi Chapter 1 The Hot-Tub Highwaymen 1 Ted Wendling Chapter 2 Trouble Brewing 13 Jay Dawdy and Angela Clancy Chapter 3 In the State s Interest 23 Gary Graff Chapter 4 Odd Bedfellows 35 Jon Cohen Chapter 5 When Bribery Becomes a Way of Doing Business 43 Amine Antari Chapter 6 Kickbacks for Comic Books 53 Rafael A. Garcia Chapter 7 Interrupted Production 65 Carl Knudson Chapter 8 High-Plains Grifter 75 Carolyn Conn, Katie Houston, and Brandon Tanous Chapter 9 Getting a Free Ride 85 William J. Kirby Chapter 10 Conflicting Interests, Conflicting Cultures 95 Douglas M. Watson Chapter 11 But We Thought He Was Saving Us Millions 107 Gary E. Gaugler Chapter 12 The Construction of a Fraud 115 Lorna Leung Chapter 13 The Summer Bribe 123 Mark Dron Chapter 14 Brazen Bank Manager 133 Antonio Ivan S. Aguirre Chapter 15 In Bed with the Tax Man 141 Hanif Habib Chapter 16 High-Rise Rollers 149 Richard F. Woodford, Jr. Chapter 17 Decorum Across the International Date Line 159 Jim Pelczar Chapter 18 The Kickback Mine 169 J. Aaron Christopher Chapter 19 A Sweet Deal 177 Jason Petrusic Chapter 20 Da Money 187 Michael Carr Chapter 21 The Seemingly Upstanding Citizen 199 Austine S. M. Adache Chapter 22 Big Dangers from a Small Vendor 209 Kimiharu Chatani Chapter 23 A Drop in the Ocean 217 Ludmila Grechanik Chapter 24 The Professor and the Deputy 225 Paul Keyton Chapter 25 Calling for Kickbacks 235 Anil Kumar Chapter 26 Going Green in Mexico 245 Ronald L. Durkin Chapter 27 A Wolf in Sheep s Clothing 253 Daniel Nita Chapter 28 Dances with Fraud 261 Hank J. Brightman Chapter 29 The Corrupt Public Servant 271 Sandeep Mehra Chapter 30 Romance, Jewels and Kickbacks: All in a Day s Work 279 Dennis Thomas Chapter 31 Power Corrupts and Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely 287 Jim Cali Chapter 32 For Love or Money? 299 John R. Holley Chapter 33 Ethical Governance: A Mandate for Outsourcing 309 Jyoti Khetarpal Chapter 34 Friends and Lovers in High Places 319 Rick Hoye Chapter 35 Kickbacks on Demand 329 Philip Levi Chapter 36 High-Flying Ambition 341 Manjit Chodha Chapter 37 The Cleaner Who Swept His Way to the Top 347 Shane Ringin Chapter 38 Sorry, This Fraud Has Been Disconnected 357 Meric Bloch Chapter 39 Bid Rigging and Kickbacks under the Bridge 369 Edward J. Gaio Index 377
Dr. Joseph T. Wells , CFE, CPA, editor, has spent nearly a decade as a U.S. FBI Special Agent, is the founder and Chairman of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and the author of 20 books. For his landmark research in fraud detection and deterrence, Dr. Wells has been inducted into the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' Business and Industry Hall of Fame and named to Accounting Today's list of the 100 most influential people for nine years in a row. He holds a doctorate in commercial science from York College, The City University of New York. Laura Hymes , CFE, is the Managing Editor of the ACFE's Research Department, where she oversees the editing of books, manuals and other publications related to the prevention, detection and investigation of fraud. She also collaborates with authors and speakers who are experts in the anti-fraud industry to produce high-quality educational material. She has a master's degree in publication management and years of experience in editing and publishing.