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
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
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
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
Sam Antar: I was laundering money through Bank Leumi decades ago
February 19, 2015: Former Crazy Eddie CFO and convicted felon Sam Antar explains how he got away with money laundering through Bank Leumi decades ago and why it took so long for the Feds to crack down on the Israeli-based bank. – CNBC
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