What Really Causes Corruption?  It may surprise you.

I was recently asked to write a book on Global Corruption for Auerbach Publishing.  I am thrilled at the opportunity to share my global experience with other auditors, however while developing the outline I have been spending much time considering the difference between government corruption and corruption in corporations.  The more I think about it, the clearer the answer becomes: There is no difference. While I have spent the vast majority of my career in large corporations and have only a sprinkling of government in my background, almost all of the corruption I have encountered around the world involved a government official or entity. Which makes it almost impossible to avoid coming to the conclusion that corrupt governments are to Read More

When the Authorities Just Aren’t Interested

Sometimes stopping the fraud and terminating the employee are all you can do.  What do you do when the authorities are not interested in criminally prosecuting your internal fraud? One of the easiest fraud cases I ever worked was also one of the most frustrating.  My team and I did good solid work and had iron-clad evidence, but we couldn’t convince the local authorities to do anything with the information. Unfortunately, it was one of those scenarios where the executives really wanted to prosecute and make a clear example of the situation. As the chief audit executive, I reported to the general counsel for my organization.  It was a great arrangement in my opinion, and I enjoyed working for him.  Read More

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