Sam E. Antar

Sam E. Antar is a former certified public accountant and a convicted felon who participated in one of the largest securities frauds of the 1980s. He was the chief financial officer (CFO) of Crazy Eddie, a consumer electronics chain in the Northeastern United States, and helped plan and execute fraudulent activities.

Sam Antar

After his criminal involvement, Sam Antar shifted his focus to forensic accounting. He became an expert in identifying and investigating public companies engaged in securities fraud. His work extends to advising law enforcement agencies and professionals on white-collar crime, helping them catch the crooks. His clients include government agencies, law firms, accounting firms, independent investment research firms, hedge funds, public companies, and other organizations.

Article: Crazy Like A Fox, Crain's NY Business, October 5-11, 2009
Crazy Like A Fox, Crain’s NY Business, October 5-11, 2009. Click on image to view PDF.

Sam Antar’s “White Collar Fraud” blog investigates government corruption, focusing on the misuse of statistics by public officials for political gain. The original blog focused white-collar crime, securities fraud, and accounting discrepancies in publicly traded companies. His analyses have been used by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and class action lawyers in lawsuits against firms with dubious accounting practices. The Journal of Accountancy endorsed his blog in December 2008, and the Huffington Post listed him as one of the 25 most influential figures in financial media in June 2012, noting his “dangerous” influence positively. Antar’s expertise in white-collar crime is frequently cited in the media, and he is a regular guest on news programs to discuss the topic. His views on white-collar crime are recognized as both influential and authoritative.

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