American businesspeople convicted of crimes

2017-08-01T19:37:01+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Samuel Israel III, Flow (rapper), Barry Keenan, Laura Pendergest-Holt, Leon C. Weiss, Pimp C, Preston Bynum, Lou Pearlman, Richard M. Scrushy, Allen Stanford, Michael Milken, Leona Helmsley, Adam B. Resnick, Allen Dorfman, John Rusnak, Tiger JK, John Spano, Solomon Dwek, Somen Banerjee, Gene Haas, 2 Chainz, Jim McDougal, Frank Sharp (land developer), Igor Olenicoff, Bob Asher, John Rigas, Keith Farnham, Ivan Boesky, Norman Hsu, Scott D. Sullivan, Scott W. Rothstein, Paul Erdman, John Ruffo, Simmie Free, Joe Francis, Bernard Madoff, Brian Kim, Andrew Wiederhorn, Anil Kumar, Frank DiPascali, George Caldwell (Louisiana), George Ludlum Hartford, George Rodiek, Oscar Wyatt, Stuart Alexander (murderer), Samuel Roth, Thomas Perkins (businessman), Aniello Dellacroce, Peter F. Paul, Wilbur B. Foshay, Yusuf Bey IV, Ezri Namvar, Sholom Rubashkin, Hassan Nemazee, Sholam Weiss, Marc Stuart Dreier, Nevin Shapiro, Robert Beale (entrepreneur), Robert E. Brennan, Robert Stein, Jr., Robert Vesco, Ron Rewald, Tate George, Jeffrey Skilling, Jeffrey Epstein, Fred Richmond, Gurbaksh Chahal, Rajat Gupta, Edgar Bronfman Jr., Mark Whitacre, Dwight Chapin, Louis Wolfson, Martin Frankel, Tom Petters, A. Alfred Taubman, Abdul Tawala Ibn Ali Alishtari, Abraham Hirschfeld, Charles Keating, Charles Keating III, Charles Kushner, David G. Friehling, Jeffrey Grayson, Jeffrey Chodorow, Jim Hensley, Joe Conforte, Samuel "Mouli" Cohen, Samuel D. Waksal, Shearn Moody, Jr. flashcards American businesspeople convicted of crimes
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  • Samuel Israel III
    Samuel Israel III (born July 20, 1959) is an American-born former hedge fund manager for the Bayou Hedge Fund Group, which he founded in 1996.
  • Flow (rapper)
    Widner DeGruy (born December 1, 1991), also known by his stage name Flow, is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer from New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Barry Keenan
    Barry Keenan (born 1940) is an American businessman, best known as the mastermind behind the 1963 kidnapping of Frank Sinatra, Jr.
  • Laura Pendergest-Holt
    Laura Pendergest-Holt (born July 23, 1973) is a convicted Ponzi scheme artist, financier, and former Chief Investment Officer of Stanford Financial Group, who was charged with a civil charge of fraud on February 17, 2009.
  • Leon C. Weiss
    Leon Charles Weiss (December 10, 1882 – April 1, 1953) was a politically connected American architect who designed most major monuments of the Huey Pierce Long, Jr.
  • Pimp C
    Chad Lamont Butler (December 29, 1973 – December 4, 2007), better known by his stage name Pimp C, was an American hip hop recording artist and producer.
  • Preston Bynum
    Preston Conrad Bynum (born June 8, 1939) is a lobbyist in Little Rock, Arkansas, who served as a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from January 1969 to December 1980.
  • Lou Pearlman
    Louis Jay "Lou" Pearlman (June 19, 1954 – August 19, 2016) was an American record producer and fraudster.
  • Richard M. Scrushy
    Richard Marin Scrushy (born August 1952 in Selma, Alabama) is an American businessman.
  • Allen Stanford
    Robert Allen Stanford (born March 24, 1950) is a former prominent financier and sponsor of professional sports who is serving a 110-year prison sentence, having been convicted of charges that his investment company was a massive Ponzi scheme and fraud.
  • Michael Milken
    Michael Robert Milken (born July 4, 1946) is an American former financier and philanthropist.
  • Leona Helmsley
    Leona Mindy Roberts Helmsley (July 4, 1920 – August 20, 2007) was an American businesswoman.
  • Adam B. Resnick
    Adam B. Resnick (born March 10, 1972) is an American health care entrepreneur, public speaker, author, and professional whistleblower.
  • Allen Dorfman
    Allen Dorfman (January 6, 1923, Detroit, Michigan – January 20, 1983, Lincolnwood, Illinois) was an insurance agency owner, and a consultant to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) Central States Pension Fund.
  • John Rusnak
    John Rusnak is a former currency trader at Allfirst bank, then part of AIB Group, in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.
  • Tiger JK
    Tiger JK (Birth name: Seo Jung-kwon, Hangul: 서정권, Hanja: 徐廷權; born June 11, 1974) is a Korean-American rapper, record producer and entrepreneur best known as a founding member of Korean hip-hop group Drunken Tiger.
  • John Spano
    John A. Spano, Jr.
  • Solomon Dwek
    Solomon Dwek (also known by his Hebrew name Shlomo שלמה) (born c. 1973) of Deal Park, a neighborhood in Ocean Township, New Jersey, United States, is a convicted felon of Sephardic Syrian Jewish descent.
  • Somen Banerjee
    Somen "Steve" Banerjee (Bengali: সোমেন বন্দোপাধ্যায়; October 8, 1946 – October 23, 1994) was an Indian American entrepreneur and co-founder of Chippendales.
  • Gene Haas
    Eugene "Gene" Francis Haas (born November 12, 1952) is founder, president, and sole stockholder of Haas Automation, a CNC machine tool manufacturer.
  • 2 Chainz
    Tauheed Epps (born September 12, 1977), better known by his stage name 2 Chainz (formerly Titi Boi), is an American rapper from College Park, Georgia.
  • Jim McDougal
    James B. "Jim" McDougal (August 25, 1940 – March 8, 1998), a native of White County, Arkansas, and his wife, Susan McDougal (the former Susan Carol Henley), were financial partners with Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton in the real estate venture that led to the Whitewater political scandal of the 1990s.
  • Frank Sharp (land developer)
    Frank Wesley Sharp (18 March 1906 – 2 April 1993) was a land developer in Houston, Texas, United States who was responsible for creating several large post-World War II housing developments.
  • Igor Olenicoff
    Igor Olenicoff (born 1943) is an American billionaire and real estate developer.
  • Bob Asher
    Robert B. "Bob" Asher (born September 7, 1937) is an American political figure, businessman and convicted felon from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
  • John Rigas
    John James Rigas (born November 14, 1924) is one of the founders of Adelphia Communications Corporation, which at its peak was one of the largest cable TV companies in the United States.
  • Keith Farnham
    Keith Farnham is a Democratic former member of the Illinois House of Representatives who resigned from office and pleaded guilty to distributing child pornography in 2014.
  • Ivan Boesky
    Ivan Frederick Boesky (born March 6, 1937) is a former American stock trader who is notable for his prominent role in a Wall Street insider trading scandal that occurred in the United States in the mid-1980s.
  • Norman Hsu
    Norman Yung Yuen Hsu, born October 1951, is a convicted pyramid investment promoter who associated himself with the apparel industry.
  • Scott D. Sullivan
    Scott D. Sullivan was an American Certified Public Accountant and the former Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, Treasurer, and a board member of WorldCom, who was convicted as part of WorldCom's $3.
  • Scott W. Rothstein
    Scott W. Rothstein (born June 10, 1962) is a disbarred lawyer and the former managing shareholder, chairman, and chief executive officer of the now-defunct Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler law firm.
  • Paul Erdman
    Paul Emil Erdman (May 19, 1932 - April 23, 2007 in Sonoma County, California) was one of the leading business and financial writers in the United States who became known for writing novels based on monetary trends and historical facts concerning complex matters of international finance.
  • John Ruffo
    John Ruffo (born November 24, 1954) is an American former business executive, white-collar criminal and confidence man, who in 1998 was convicted in a scheme to defraud many US and foreign banking institutions of over 350 million dollars.
  • Simmie Free
    Simmie Free (January 14, 1892 - May 1, 1980) was an American moonshine producer who spent most of his career in Rabun County, Georgia.
  • Joe Francis
    Joseph R. "Joe" Francis (born April 1, 1973) is an American entrepreneur and film producer.
  • Bernard Madoff
    Bernard Lawrence "Bernie" Madoff (/ˈmeɪdɒf/; born April 29, 1938) is an American fraudster and a former stockbroker, investment advisor, and financier.
  • Brian Kim
    Brian Kim (also known as "Bu Yung Kim"; born 1975/1976) is a former hedge fund manager.
  • Andrew Wiederhorn
    Andrew Wiederhorn (born 1965) is an American businessman from Portland, Oregon.
  • Anil Kumar
    Anil Kumar (born 1958) was a top senior partner and director at management consultancy McKinsey & Company, where he co-founded McKinsey's offices in Silicon Valley and India and created its Internet practice (representing a quarter of McKinsey's business at the time) among others.
  • Frank DiPascali
    Frank DiPascali, Jr.
  • George Caldwell (Louisiana)
    George A. Caldwell, sometimes known as Big George Caldwell (August 24, 1892 – March 12, 1966), was a Louisiana contractor who as State Superintendent for Construction managed the construction during the Great Depressionof nine buildings as WPA projects on the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.
  • George Ludlum Hartford
    George Ludlum Hartford (November 7, 1864 – September 23, 1957) was the longtime Chairman and Treasurer of the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A&P), serving in those positions for over 40 years from 1916 until his death.
  • George Rodiek
    George Rodiek was one of the defendants in the Hindu German Conspiracy Trial, in San Francisco, 1918.
  • Oscar Wyatt
    Oscar Sherman Wyatt, Jr.
  • Stuart Alexander (murderer)
    Stuart Charles Alexander (March 22, 1961 – December 27, 2005) was an American businessman and inheritor of the Santos Linguisa Sausage Factory, which was founded by a late great aunt, Pia Santos and her husband Antonio in San Leandro, California in 1921.
  • Samuel Roth
    Samuel Roth (1893 – July 3, 1974) was an American publisher and writer.
  • Thomas Perkins (businessman)
    Thomas James Perkins (January 7, 1932 – June 7, 2016) was an American businessman, capitalist and was one of the founders of venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
  • Aniello Dellacroce
    Aniello John "Neil" Dellacroce (March 15, 1914 – December 2, 1985), also known as "Mr.
  • Peter F. Paul
    Peter Franklin Paul (born September 2, 1948) is a former lawyer and entrepreneur who was convicted for conspiracy and drug dealing, and later for securities fraud in connection with his business dealings with Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee.
  • Wilbur B. Foshay
    Wilbur B. Foshay was an American businessman, who built a fortune buying utilities throughout the Midwest in the early 20th century.
  • Yusuf Bey IV
    Yusuf Bey IV (born 1986) is a convicted murderer and the son of Daulet and Yusuf Bey, the latter of whom was the founder of the iconic Your Black Muslim Bakery, a purportedly halal bakery in Oakland, California.
  • Ezri Namvar
    Ezri Namvar (born c. 1952) is an Iranian-born American businessman, philanthropist and convicted criminal.
  • Sholom Rubashkin
    Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin (born October 6, 1959) is an American former chief executive officer of Agriprocessors, a now-bankrupt kosher slaughterhouse and meat packing plant in Postville, Iowa, formerly owned by his father, Aaron Rubashkin.
  • Hassan Nemazee
    Hassan Nemazee (born January 27, 1950) is a multimillionaire Iranian-American investment banker and convicted felon.
  • Sholam Weiss
    Sholam Weiss (also spelled Shalom Weiss; born April 1, 1954) is an American former businessman and convicted felon.
  • Marc Stuart Dreier
    Marc Stuart Dreier (born May 12, 1950) is a former American lawyer who was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison in 2009 for committing investment fraud using a Ponzi scheme.
  • Nevin Shapiro
    Nevin Karey Shapiro (born April 13, 1969) is a former University of Miami football booster who is currently imprisoned for orchestrating a $930 million Ponzi scheme.
  • Robert Beale (entrepreneur)
    Robert Bonine Beale (April 15, 1943 in St. Paul, MN) a Minnesotan entrepreneur, founder and former CEO of Comtrol, tax protester, and convicted felon who was sentenced to 11 years and 2 months in federal prison for tax evasion, threatening a federal judge, and jumping bail.
  • Robert E. Brennan
    Robert Emmet Brennan (born 1944) was an American businessman who built the infamous penny stock brokerage firm, First Jersey Securities.
  • Robert Stein, Jr.
    Robert Stein, Jr.
  • Robert Vesco
    Robert Lee Vesco (December 4, 1935 – November 23, 2007) was a fugitive criminal United States financier.
  • Ron Rewald
    Ron Rewald (born September 24, 1942) is a former Hawaii investment advisor, professional football player and self-described CIA agent who was convicted of wire fraud and mail fraud in 1985.
  • Tate George
    Tate Claude George (born May 29, 1968) is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the New Jersey Nets with the 22nd overall pick in the 1990 NBA Draft from the University of Connecticut.
  • Jeffrey Skilling
    Jeffrey Keith "Jeff" Skilling (born November 25, 1953) is the former CEO of the Enron Corporation, headquartered in Houston, Texas.
  • Jeffrey Epstein
    Jeffrey Edward Epstein (born January 20, 1953) is an American financier.
  • Fred Richmond
    Frederick William Richmond (born November 15, 1923) is a former Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.
  • Gurbaksh Chahal
    Gurbaksh Singh Chahal (born July 17, 1982) is an Indian-American internet entrepreneur and writer, who has also been convicted of domestic violence.
  • Rajat Gupta
    Rajat Kumar Gupta ([ɾɔdʒot̪ kumaɾ ɡupt̪o]; born 2 December 1948) is an American businessman and philanthropist who served a two-year term in U.
  • Edgar Bronfman Jr.
    Edgar Miles Bronfman Jr.
  • Mark Whitacre
    Mark Edward Whitacre (born May 1, 1957) came to public attention in 1995 when, as president of the BioProducts Division at Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) based in Decatur, Illinois, he was the highest-level corporate executive in U.
  • Dwight Chapin
    Dwight Lee Chapin (born December 2, 1940) is an American political organizer, businessman, and retired public servant.
  • Louis Wolfson
    Louis Elwood Wolfson (January 28, 1912 – December 30, 2007) was a Wall Street financier and one of the first modern corporate raiders, labeled by Time Magazine as such in a 1956 article.
  • Martin Frankel
    Martin R. "Marty" Frankel (born 1954) is an American financial criminal who conducted a series of investment frauds in the late 20th century, causing hundreds of millions of dollars in losses.
  • Tom Petters
    Thomas Joseph Petters is an American businessman and the chairman and CEO of Petters Group Worldwide who was convicted of massive business fraud in 2009 and is now imprisoned at the United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth.
  • A. Alfred Taubman
    Adolph Alfred Taubman (January 31, 1924 – April 17, 2015) was an American real estate developer and philanthropist who became a billionaire by building shopping mall developer Taubman Centers into a retailing powerhouse.
  • Abdul Tawala Ibn Ali Alishtari
    Abdul Tawala Ibn Ali Alishtari, also known as Michael Mixon, is a former bank underwriter and resident of Ardsley, New York, convicted in Manhattan federal court with terrorism financing and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
  • Abraham Hirschfeld
    Abraham Jacob Hirschfeld (December 12, 1919 – August 9, 2005) was a Polish-born American real estate investor, Broadway producer and political candidate from New York City.
  • Charles Keating
    Charles Humphrey Keating, Jr.
  • Charles Keating III
    Charles Humphrey Keating III (nicknamed C3; born August 20, 1955) is an American former competitive swimmer and real estate executive.
  • Charles Kushner
    Charles Kushner (born May 16, 1954) is an American real estate developer, political fundraiser and philanthropist.
  • David G. Friehling
    David G. Friehling (born November 27, 1959) is an American accountant who was arrested and charged in March 2009 for his role in the Madoff investment scandal.
  • Jeffrey Grayson
    Jeffrey Lloyd Grayson (May 4, 1942 - November 27, 2009) was an American businessman and criminal.
  • Jeffrey Chodorow
    Jeffrey R. Chodorow (born March 2, 1950) is an American restaurateur, lawyer & financier.
  • Jim Hensley
    James Willis "Jim" Hensley (April 12, 1920 – June 21, 2000) was an American businessman in the beer industry.
  • Joe Conforte
    Joe Conforte (born 1926) was the owner of the Mustang Ranch, a Nevada brothel that was the first legal brothel in the United States.
  • Samuel "Mouli" Cohen
    Samuel "Mouli" Cohen (born April 8, 1958) is an Israeli entrepreneur, executive and venture capitalist, who has held the positions of president, chairman, and CEO of several public and private video game companies which, according to Cohen, "have generated over $3 Billion in shareholder value".
  • Samuel D. Waksal
    Samuel D. "Sam" Waksal (born September 8, 1947) is the founder and former CEO of the biopharmaceutical company ImClone Systems.
  • Shearn Moody, Jr.
    Shearn Moody Jr. (May 23, 1933 – June 25, 1996) was an American financier, entrepreneur and philanthropist from Galveston, Texas.