Low Man on the Totem Pole – How I Became a White-Collar Criminal

When:  Mar 21, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM (CT)
Associated with  Houston, TX

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Date: March 21, 2018
Location: Sheraton Brookhollow
3000 North Loop West Frwy
Houston, TX 77092 

10:45-11:30 Registration

11:30-12:00 Lunch

12:00-1:00 Speakers

Low Man on the Totem Pole – How I Became a White-Collar Criminal

When Helen Sharkey was hired as an accountant in 1996 by Dynegy – an up-and-coming energy trading company in Houston – she had no idea the job would ultimately lead to 28 days in a maximum-security federal prison.  But that’s exactly what happened.  Helen speaks about her experience, including her doubts about the ethics of what Dynegy was doing, her realization that the Justice Department was targeting her, her struggle with the decision to plead guilty, the shame of being branded a felon and her time behind bars.  Helen talks about her mistakes frankly, yet also delivers a message of hope.



“Your story was riveting. You delivered it perfectly. Looking forward to hearing it again!”



“It was a powerful experience listening to your story. Thanks for sharing and for all that it took for you to reach the point where you could stand before an audience and speak.”

—Professor Stephen Arbogast, University of Houston


“Truly enjoyed this presentation, extremely interesting and moving. I have never been to any discussion, much less one at lunch, where no one spoke, stirred or left. Truly excellent.”

—Audience member, Houston TSCPA CFO/Controller’s Conference

Cost:  Members: $0         Non Members: $85


*  CPE Credit:  1 hour
*  Prerequisite:  None
*  Course Level:  Basic
*  Advanced Preparation:  None 




Sheraton Brookhollow
3000 North Loop West Frwy
Houston, TX 77092

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