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Archive for February, 2010

Due Diligence Mess

Investor Fraud and Ponzi schemes

Indictments for Ponzi schemes and investor fraud have been increasing everyday. While pundits, congress and financial experts pinpoint problems with regulatory agencies such as the SEC, the real problem centers on what I call the “Due Diligence Mess,” the way in which this process is handled within the legal and financial community.

After the recent sentencing of Bernard Madoff one of his victims made this statement to USA Today, “My due diligence was the SEC. What greater due diligence can you have than the SEC? They failed us.”

Safe Schools Initiative Seminar

SERAPH Safe Schools

News Release

UB to Host Seventh Annual Safe Schools Initiative Seminar March 11

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo will host the seventh annual Safe Schools Initiative Seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 11 in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus.

Sponsored by the U.S. Secret Service and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.