Bernie Madoff, a well-known Wall Street investment advisor, who founded Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, became world-famous for operating possibly the largest Ponzi scheme in history. When investigators for the FBI and the SEC finally uncovered the massive fraud in 2008, losses by Madoff’s investors were estimated at more than $60 billion over the…
Antisocial Personality Disorder
White Collar / Corporate World Antisocial Personality Disorder “Modern diagnostic systems consider Antisocial Personality Disorder to include two related but not identical conditions: A “psychopath” is someone whose hurtful actions toward others tend to reflect calculation, manipulation and cunning; they also tend not to feel emotion and mimic (rather than experience) empathy for others. It…
Good Co Music
Check out Good Co. song Don’t Look Now is the music we use for our introduction song on our podcast. We love them and encourage everyone to support this amazing band.
Hey all you dirty benches! Hoped you liked our latest episode on Rita Crundwell. She was a comptroller in Dixon who stole $53 million over a period of 20 years. We used several sources for research on Rita Crundwell. We highly recommend that our listeners watch the documentary, All the Queens Horses masterfully created by…
Morals vs Ethics
Vol.? 11am, at the Schnitz A lot of people use these two terms interchangeably but they are two separate and distinct concepts. Patty and JD discuss these terms during an episode of our podcast. If you’re listening to us you may have picked up on it during the Enron discussion. Essentially, morals is a construct…
We have really enjoyed making this podcast so far and try not to take ourselves too seriously. Patty and I wanted to do movie reviews originally. I then requested that we throw in White Collar Crime as well. Enron was the first crime we covered and is one of the worst economic crimes to have…
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Old Dirty Benches podcast is a light hearted look at white collar crime stories. Every other week we will be doing a movie or series review. We hope to provide a fun look at some serious stuff. We hope to see you there!