Sam Antar is a former certified public accountant and convicted felon who played a key role in one of the largest securities frauds of the 1980s as the chief financial officer of Crazy Eddie, a consumer electronics chain in the Northeastern United States.
In subsequent years, Sam Antar worked as a forensic accountant focused on identifying and investigating public companies engaged in securities fraud. He advised law enforcement agencies and professionals about white-collar crime and trained them to catch the crooks. His clients included government agencies, law firms, accounting firms, independent investment research firms, hedge funds, public companies, and other organizations. Today, Mr. Antar is semi-retired.
Sam Antar’s “White Collar Fraud” blog investigated white-collar crime, securities fraud, accounting irregularities, corruption, and other related topics. Material from his blog was 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 dangerous people in financial media (“dangerous in a good way”).
Sam Antar’s views on white-collar crime are frequently quoted in the news 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, Reuters TV, and other media outlets to give insights on white-collar crime. His commentary on accounting fraud has been published by Business Insider, CNBC, Newsweek, Seeking Alpha, TalkMarkets, and other publications.
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