securities regulation and white-collar criminal laws

Instructions for the Historical Financial Scam Presentation


Much of the law regulating the financial industry is reactive: Congress passes laws after things go badly. Thus, to truly understand securities regulation and white-collar criminal laws, one must know the historical context in which the laws were passed. For better or worse, financial scams usually involve larger than life characters and creative schemes. So, I hope you have fun learning about the “bad guys” of the finance world.



In teams, you will research a historic financial scam that connect to our laws today. You will present your learning to the class orally with a slide deck. Each presentation should explain:


Eddie Antar (1993)

Crazy Eddie


My part


What was the popular or political response to the scam?

What was the regulatory response to the scam?




Information link


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