Sam Antar is a convicted felon and a former CPA. As the CFO of Crazy Eddie, Mr. Antar helped mastermind one of the largest securities frauds uncovered during the 1980s.
Today, Sam Antar is a forensic accountant. His primary work focuses on identifying and investigating public companies engaged in securities fraud by examining their accounting practices and performing an in-depth (deep-dive) financial analysis. His clients include law firms, research firms, hedge funds, and certain other entities. He advises law enforcement agencies and professionals about white-collar crime and trains them to catch the crooks.
Sam Antar’s “White Collar Fraud” blog investigates white-collar crime, securities fraud, accounting irregularities, corruption, and other related topics. Material from his blog has been used in investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission and in class action lawsuits filed against certain public companies for improper accounting practices. In December 2008, Mr. Antar’s blog was recommended by the Journal of Accountancy. In August 2009, he testified as an expert witness on corruption for the New Jersey State Assembly Republican Policy Committee. In June 2012, The Huffington Post named Sam Antar one of the 25 most feared financial reporters in America.
Mr. Antar’s views on white-collar crime are frequently quoted in the print news media, online news media, TV media, professional journals, books, and blogs. He has appeared on CNBC, Fox News, Fox Business Channel, WSJ Live, British Broadcasting Corporation, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Canadian Business News Network, National Public Radio’s Planet Money, Progressive Radio Network, Reuters TV, RT News, and other media outlets to give insights on white-collar crime. His articles have been published by Business Insider, CNBC, Newsweek, Seeking Alpha, TalkMarkets, and other publications.
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