No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller

Published: September 16, 2010 | Read Time: 1 minutes

Southern Utah University’s Convocation Lecture Series is pleased to announce Harry Markopolos, the financial fraud investigator who uncovered the Bernie Madoff scandal, will be coming to campus to deliver a presentation on his multi-year journey in convincing the SEC to listen to his warnings.

His presentation will be held on Tuesday, September 21 at 11:30 a.m. in the SUU Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

Harry Markopolos has received public acclaim for uncovering and repeatedly tipping off the US Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), over a period of nine years, about what would become the estimated $65 billion Ponzi scheme and conspiracy of Bernard Madoff.

In a recent media interview Markopolos was scathing in his criticism of the US Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) for both failing to uncover the Madoff fraud in spite of repeated tips, and also for failing to investigate the larger firms under their supervision. He now works, with a certain degree of anonymity, as a forensic accounting analyst for attorneys who sue companies under the False Claims Act and other statutes, focusing on tips which lead to continuing investigations into medical billing, Internal Revenue Service and United States Department of Defense frauds, where a whistleblower would be compensated.

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