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Aaron Beam, Former CFO of HealthSouth, to Speak Feb. 16 on Corporate Fraud and the Dangers of the Slippery Slope


The event is free and open to the public

WHO: Aaron Beam, co-founder and former CFO of HealthSouth.

WHEN: 5:15 – 6:15 p.m., Wednesday, February 16.

WHAT: The former millionaire-turned-yardman Aaron Beam will tell his tale of getting involved in corporate fraud and going to federal prison. 

WHERE: University Center Auditorium; "meet-and-greet" reception immediately following the event in UC Room 227.

BACKGROUND: How does a man who once boasted $30,000 worth of Hermes neckties wind up cutting grass? Beam will tell his tale of getting involved in corporate fraud and going to federal prison. HealthSouth was one of the nation’s most successful health care companies, but when earnings fell short, Beam and others began to "cook the books."  By 2003, HealthSouth paid more money in taxes to the federal government than it legitimately earned the previous year. In August 2005, Beam was sentenced to jail for his role in the fraud.

February 2011

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