University of Pittsburgh
February 1, 2012

Federal Agents to Discuss the Role of Ethics in White-Collar Crime With Pitt Business Students Feb. 3

Contact:  412-624-4147


PITTSBURGH—On Feb. 3, special agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service will discuss their professional experiences in combating fraud. The 9:30-11:30 a.m. presentation, titled “The Role of Ethics in White-Collar Crime,” will take place in the University of Pittsburgh’s William Pitt Union Assembly Room, 3959 Fifth Ave., Oakland, before an audience of Pitt business students. The session is sponsored by Pitt’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration’s Office of Alumni and Constituent Relations and David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership and Pitt’s School of Law. The media are invited to cover this event, which is closed to the public. Members of the media interested in attending must RSVP to Audrey Marks.

Neal Caldwell, with the FBI’s Pittsburgh Division, and Thomas Czerski, with the IRS-Criminal Investigation Pittsburgh Field Office, will share the investigative processes they employ in pursuing white-collar cases.

After nearly a decade in corporate public accounting practice, Caldwell joined the FBI in 1995. As a special agent, his assignments include white-collar crime involving mail, wire, bank, mortgage, securities, and corporate fraud violations. 

Special Agent Czerski worked privately at Price Waterhouse and as a staff auditor for The George Washington University before joining the IRS in 1995; his casework includes embezzlement, money laundering, narcotics, and corporate fraud investigations.

Following the Feb. 3 presentation, Czerski will be available for telephone interviews from 2 to 3 that afternoon. To schedule an interview, contact Marks at 832-296-7276.




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