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I am a writer and I am doing research on illegal and/or unethical corporate business practices for a fictional story that I'm writing. I tried doing a google search but I couldn't really find what I was looking for (maybe I wasn't using the right search words#.

Anyway I have a very wealthy character that owns a very large corporation along with other subsidiares. This character has been doing a lot of illegal and unethical things within his business for years and when he's caught he will be in big trouble #the kind of trouble that could land you in prison and him and his family would lose everything).

I only have limited knowledge when it comes to business. So what would be something illegal and/or unethical that this character could be doing within his business that would raise eyebrows and warrant some kind of investigation from the SEC or some other kind of federal agency? What would be some serious or major charges he could be faced with?

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Excellent question.  I too am a writer and now a radio host.  Anyways, here are a couple of scenarios that does happen in real life today.  A CFO (Chief Financial Officer) and CEO commits fraud by taking company money and changing the information in the financial records to cover it up.  This is a federal offense, and this would call for the SEC, IRS and many other government agencies to get involved.  He or she would receive life in prison and a million or billion dollar fine.  Also, another example, a CEO (Chief Executive Officer) and CFO work together to allow fraudulent activities take place within the company.  They allow safety to get compromised with their customers or patients, purposefully killing off their patients, and covering it up through fraudulent records.  This includes the expenses and all medical records with the family affected.  One will learn that this too is a federal offense, and the government will be quick to get involved no matter what agency, such as the Department of Health and Environment, SEC, IRS, etc.  He or she too will get life in prison and a huge fine too.

Please feel free to contact me for any future assistance.  Blessings.

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Expertise

I can answer questions in a variety of questions. For example, "What can a person do in the business field? or Is this field in demand?" The inquiries I can reply to is anything career-related; additionally, I will only answer them if they are in question format.

Experience

I have my own business consulting firm. In fact, I am a business owner and have done so for the past five years. My passion is teaching and running my own business, and both of these areas I have succeeded with in my life.

Organizations
Manhattan Christian College Alumni Association Fort Hays State University Alumni Association

Publications
“Greater Wichita YMCA Case Study on Servant Leadership” International Journal of Diversity on March 15, 2010 With Franklin Publishing Company http://www.franklinpublishing.net/diversity.html “Employer Hiring Practices that Discriminate Against Women in the United States” Ethics and Critical Thinking Journal on June 15, 2010 With Franklin Publishing Company http://www.franklinpublishing.net/ethicscriticalthinking.html “Afford A Care Case Study on Situational Leadership” International Journal of Diversity on December 15, 2010 With Franklin Publishing Company http://www.franklinpublishing.net/internationaldiversity.html "Grace: Why is it so Important?" Conflict Resolution and Negotiation Journal on September 15, 2011 with Franklin Publishing Company. "A Comparative Analysis of Subsitent Leadership in the Wichita, Kansas Area with Sonic and Five Guys Restaurant." Business & Law Journal. March 15, 2014 with Franklin Publishing Company. "The Time of the Gentiles." Conflict Resolution and Negotiation Journal. September 15, 2014 with Franklin Publishing Company. “Survival: A Memoir in Dealing with Rape and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.” (April 21, 2011). Chipmunka Publishing: London, England. "A PTSD Workbook for Rape Survivors: The Transformation from Grief to Forgiveness. A Christ Centered Healing Journey." (2012). Chipmunka Publishing: London, England. "Servant-Leadership and Grace: Changing one Person at a Time." (2013). Lambert Academic Publishing: Saarbrücken, Germany.

Education/Credentials
Ph.D. Organizational Psychology- 2014 Master of Liberal Studies in Organizational Leadership with a minor in Human Resource Management-2009 Bachelor of Science in Ministry and Leadership-2008 Bachelor of Arts in Psychology-2007 Associate of Arts in Psychology-2006

Awards and Honors
Runner up for Class President with the Citizen Police Academy- November 3, 2009 Debate Judge for Wichita Collegiate School on October 31, 2009 Guest Speaker for MCC with the WFPS Conference- October 17, 2009 “The Role of Women’s Rights and Rape” was the topic Taught Supervisory Leadership and HR Management- August 2008-December 2009 Put together online B.S. Biblical Leadership program for Manhattan Christian College- August 2007-July 2008 Dean’s Honor Roll at Manhattan Christian College online- Fall 2007 National Scholars Honor Society- January 2007 Chancellor’s List for excellent grades at Butler County Community College– Spring 2004 and 2005 National Deans List- 2001 Who’s Who Among American High School Students for excellent grades at Rose Hill– 1999-2001

Past/Present Clients
My clients are predominantly in the city of Wichita, KS and within the USA. However, I have also helped others around the globe, such as China, Europe, India, Africa and South America. The YMCA is one location in which I studied for my Master's degree. Regardless, I will teach and provide any kind of business advice in any location. I value my clients and students in anyway possible in which to help them to become a success no matter what.

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