February 6, 2007

Former corporate manager to speak at Purdue about fraud

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Walt Pavlo will speak at Purdue University's Leadership and Ethics Series about his experiences involving manipulation of financial records within a large corporation and his subsequent arrest and conviction

The lecture, for first-year master's students in the Krannert School of Management, will be at 9 a.m. on Friday (Feb. 9) in Fowler Hall and is free and open to the public as space permits.

Pavlo, who spent time in federal prison after being convicted of wire fraud and money laundering charges, lectures around the country to caution those faced with ethical decisions in the workplace.

In May 2005, two years after leaving prison, Pavlo formed Etika LLC to allow him to share his experiences so that others could learn from his errors. According to his Web site, his lectures are meant to demonstrate how even the most tragic of errors can be overcome.

Pavlo has been invited to speak at the top business schools in the country, major Fortune 500 companies, federal law enforcement training facilities and a number of professional societies. He has been featured in several magazine and television stories, including ABC's "Nightline" and Forbes Magazine. He also has spoken at several universities and has lectured at the FBI Academy and the United States Attorney Forum

Writer: Maggie Morris, (765) 494-2432, maggiemorris@purdue.edu

Source: Tim Newton, director of external relations and communications, Krannert School of Management, (765) 496-7271, tnewton@purdue.edu

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096; purduenews@purdue.edu

Related Web site:
Krannert School of Management: http://www.krannert.purdue.edu

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