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Convicted White-Collar Criminal, Current Forbes Contributor to Lead Panel on Business Ethics

Walter Pavlo

Tampa, Fla. (Sept. 15, 2014) – Former white-collar criminal and current Forbes contributor Walter Pavlo will kick off a panel discussion on the danger of white-collar crimes on Oct.10, 2014 at 4:30 P.M. at the University of South Florida Muma College of Business. The event will include a discussion on business ethics and how analytics and creativity can be used to curb white-collar crime.

The former MCI manager pled guilty in 2001 to wire fraud, money laundering and obstruction of justice, which led to a 41-month federal prison sentence. Today, Pavlo travels to business schools nationwide speaking of the importance of business ethics.

Three other leaders in the world of intelligence and fraud will accompany Pavlo on the panel.

Lt. Brian Prescott

Lt. Brian Prescott (Ret.) is a 25-year law-enforcement veteran and supervised the Pasco County Sheriff Office's Intelligence-Led Policing Initiative. By analyzing crime data and trends, Prescott's office was able to realize a nearly 20% reduction in crime over two years. Prescott is now a law enforcement consultant on intelligence-led policing. 


Kerry Myers

Kerry Myers is a former FBI agent and one of the original members of the Tampa Bay Bank Fraud Task Force. He investigated a major money-laundering terrorism case that funded violent acts in the Middle East. Myers now teaches forensic accounting at USF, a course covering white-collar crime, fraud, and money laundering.


Steve Dayton

Steve Dayton manages Citi's Anti-Money Laundering Discovery Analytics Team for North and South America's AML Operations. He works closely with compliance and technology teams as well as internal auditors, external regulators, and third-party vendors to define company needs and implement strategic solutions in the AML space.


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The panel will be moderated by Sandy Callahan, the Chief Financial Officer for TECO Energy, Inc., a Tampa-based company with revenues of $3.5 billion. Callahan is responsible for corporate financing, accounting and tax functions, and risk management.

The program begins at 4:30 p.m. on October 10 in USF's Muma College of Business atrium, followed by a homecoming parade watch party. T-shirts will be distributed while supplies last. RSVPs are essential to attend. To reserve a seat, visit bit.ly/HomecomingRSVP or call 813-974-7280.

In the News

Former white-collar criminal to share crooked past - The Oracle
October 9, 2014 In the corporate world, it is taxing to walk the line while fixated on the bottom line. Before Walter Pavlo saw he had crossed the line of corruption, he was already too astray to escape his $6 million crime.

Former white-collar criminal uses experience as a lesson in business ethics - Tampa Bay Business Journal
October 1, 2014 After receiving his master's degree in finance from Mercer University, Walter Pavlo began his career like many graduates, confident and optimistic about the road ahead of him. He never thought that one day his path would lead him to becoming the poster boy for white-collar crime.