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Stolen Without a Gun Confessions from Inside History's Biggest Accounting Fraud - The Collapse of MCI Worldcom

ISBN-10: 0979755808

ISBN-13: 9780979755804

Edition: N/A

Authors: Walter Pavlo, Neil Weinberg, Dennis Kneale

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Walter Pavlo, Jr. was a young MBA rising quickly through the finance ranks at the nation's second largest telecom company. With a beautiful wife, two kids and a promising career, he epitomized the American dream. Pavlo's life took a dark turn when he became a willing participant in the company's efforts to hide from investors and potential acquirers a mountain of bad debt run up by mobsters and other unsavory customers. Encouraged by higher-ups, Pavlo became accomplished at accounting gimmickry. Then the jaded young executive consorted with a colorful scam artist and others to use some of the same ploys he'd devised for his employer to enrich himself at its expense. A ruse born of disillusionment and greed turned into a nightmare for Pavlo after he was caught and forced to choose--rat on his buddies or spend decades rotting in prison. His crimes ultimately cost Pavlo his freedom, family, reputation and self-respect. Only later did he recognize that his original sins were part and parcel of the corruption that led to an historic collapse for his company, his industry and of public confidence in corporate America. With humor and raw honesty, Pavlo and award-winning Forbes senior editor Neil Weinberg use this compelling personal story to portray in intimate detail the pressures millions of white-collar workers face every day.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Publisher: Etika Books, LLC
Publication date: 9/1/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 285
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.232

About the Authors
Acknowledgments
Foreword
Preface
Author's Note
Diesel Therapy
Big Time
Reach Out and Touch Yourself
Biting Heads Off Chickens
Hedge Hopping
Making the Numbers
Target Man
Change of Command
Young Turks
Solutions Provider
Putting the Cat on the Roof
Don't Worry Baby
Hog Sty Bay
This Could Be Ugly
A Good Back Waxing
Dead On Arrival
Scamming the Scammers
The Mac Daddy Card
It's All A Lie
Everyone's Nasdaqable
Die Like An Aviator!
The Bert and Bernie Show
Tidying Things Up
Bring a Bazooka
The End of the World
People Like Me
Epilogue
Where Are They Now?
Endnotes
Select Bibliography