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Malfeasance 101

What’s your white-collar-crime IQ? Test your knowledge of all things Kozlowski and Waksal.

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Keeping up with the white-collar criminal du jour can be difficult when there’s a new one every day. It’s hard to remember who’s worth what, who did what, and when it’s socially acceptable to put the indicted back on the guest list for the annual pre-tax-season bash in Gstaad. How much do you know? Take our quiz to find out.

1. Ex–WorldCom CEO Bernie Ebbers’s (dearly departed) yacht was called:
A. A Capital Cost
B. Series Sea
C. Aquasitions
D. Expense Report Item No. 32

2. Which of the following was on ImClone CEO Sam Waksal’s Amazon.com “wish list”?
A. The Revolt of the Masses, by José Ortega y Gasset
B. Den of Thieves, by James B. Stewart
C. At Folsom Prison, by Johnny Cash
D. Veblen in Perspective, by Stephen Edgell

3. Which white-collar criminal’s wife started a secondhand store to sell their assets following her husband’s very public downfall?
A. Al Taubman
B. Michael Milken
C. Ivan Boesky
D. Ken Lay

4. Match the white-collar criminal with his former occupation:
A. Bernie Ebbers
B. Dennis Kozlowski
C. Al Taubman

I. Milkman
II. Shoe salesman in Detroit
III. Guitarist in a wedding band

Answers: 1C; 2A; 3D; 4 (A-I, B-III, C-II)


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