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How Crazy Eddie’s Sam Antar Built a Scam

On September 19, 2019, the Bloomberg Odd Lots podcast hosted its first-ever live event at the WNYC Greene Space in downtown New York City. With an all-star lineup of guests, the show featured convicted white-collar criminal Sam Antar, a panel on sovereign debt with Lee Buccheit and Brad Setser, and a discussion on MMT with Stephanie Kelton. We even had a surprise guest, SPY kid Kevin McGrath, not to mention two musical acts: country-singing economist Merle Hazard and a performance by Joe himself.

Hosted by Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway

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A Convicted Felon Explains How He Pulled Off An Infamous Accounting Fraud

May 20, 2019: If you lived in NYC a few decades ago, you probably have heard of Crazy Eddie, an electronics retailer that was famous for its outlandish ads on TV. What most people didn’t know until after it went public, is that the company was built on financial fraud. In this week’s episode of the Odd Lots podcast, we speak with its former CFO Sam Antar about the company’s shenanigans, and how it all came undone. – Bloomberg

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White Collar Crime 101: How to Defraud a Company

July 29, 2014: Sam Antar is a self-described white collar criminal. He was part of the Crazy Eddie electronics stores scam of the late ’80s, but now is hired to speak to companies about fraud. Here he explains how successful fraud works. – Wall Street Journal Live

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Sam Antar on why Michael Grimm is the worst crook ever

February 5, 2015: Former Crazy Eddie CFO and convicted felon Sam Antar gives his take on Michael Grimm’s tax evasion case. How did the disgraced former NY Congressman end up getting caught and what happens next? – CNBC

Op-ed column and Video: He’s a former FBI agent but the worst crook ever!

The Jersey Score

July 25, 2013: In this episode of American Greed … Solomon Dwek was a real estate mogul, a philanthropist and a big shot in the close-knit Syrian community of Deal, New Jersey. He was the son of a rabbi. But Dwek had no intention of following in his father’s footsteps. Instead, he preyed on his own people and was the mastermind behind a $400 million investment scheme and a $50 million bank fraud. Dwek’s empire grew, but his luck began to run out. The feds caught on and to avoid a prison sentence Dwek agreed to become an informant in the biggest case of corruption and greed in New Jersey history.


Sam Antar Discusses Sarbanes Oxley on Kudlow & Company CNBC

November 22, 2006: Interview: John Rutledge of Rutledge Capital, Gary Shilling of A. Gary Shilling & Company, John Augustine of Fifth Third Asset Management, economist Ben Stein, and Sam E. Antar, formerly of Crazy Eddie Inc., discuss Sarbanes-Oxley


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