Stolen Without a Gun: Author to Speak on White-Collar Crime

Stolen Without a Gun: Author to Discuss How White-Collar Crime Happens

Walt Pavlo, a former senior manager at MCI Communications and a convicted white-collar criminal, will address the university community on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 6 p.m. in Lynch Auditorium. The lecture, titled "Stolen Without a Gun A Look at White-Collar Crime," is open to the public, but attendees are asked to RSVP online by Sunday, Oct. 13.

"We make an effort to discuss ethical issues and practical dilemmas that our graduates may find themselves facing," said Ruth May, College of Business professor and associate dean for faculty affairs.

"Nearly everyone will, at some point in their career, be faced with difficult decisions," said May. "Mr. Pavlo is a good example of man who made a mistake, paid for it and is now trying to make something good of the situation."

As a senior manager at NCI, Pavlo was responsible for the billing and collection of nearly $1 billion in monthly revenue. In 1996, he and two other individuals began to perpetrate a fraud that resulted in $6 million in payments to the Cayman Islands over a six-month period.

In 2001, Pavlo pled guilty to wire fraud and money laundering and entered federal prison. Now, he consults with corporate leaders to help them understand how fraud starts within an organization. Additionally, he contributes at Forbes.com, CNBC and Fox Business on white-collar crime.

The lecture is hosted by the university's chapter of the Sigma Iota Zeta management honor society, the Accounting and Finance Society and the Institute of Management Accounants.

News

Alumna, Family Endow Chemistry Scholarship, Honor Retired Provost

On July 9, President Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA '82 MA '83, along with Alex and Martha Galbraith, parents of alumna Alison Galbraith, BA '12, signed the C.W. Eaker Scholarship Fund for Chemistry/Biochemistry at UD. The endowed scholarship is the first to be received by Hibbs since his presidency began on July 1; it honors longtime and much-loved chemistry professor C.W. Eaker, Ph.D., who served UD with distinction for over 40 years, first as a faculty member, then as dean of Constantin College and finally as provost of the university.

+ Read More

The Distinctive Look of UD

I was always puzzled by the look of UD until one afternoon several years ago. While hiking through the woods above the seminary with my family, I happened upon something extraordinary: jutting out of the ground was the corner of a rock painted with exquisite patterns.

+ Read More