Must-Read Interview with Former Enron CFO Andrew Fastow

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners has published a fascinating interview in Fraud Magazine with former Enron CFO Andrew Fastow.

Highlights include Fastow describing the pride he felt at the time in “finding the loopholes” and insightful commentary regarding the toxic corporate culture at Enron. He even suggested that inmates at prison camp were easier to get along with than the executives he worked alongside.

“People were incentivized to do the wrong things, and senior management, including myself, set very bad examples by the decisions we were making,” Fastow said in the interview.

Read the full interview for an insider’s view into how fraud can creep into the best-intentioned corporate environment.


Angela has 20 years of experience and leads BKD’s forensic accounting and investigations team, providing fraud investigation and prevention, complex litigation support and forensic accounting services for a variety of business clients. She regularly provides consulting and expert witness assistance to attorneys in a variety of litigation matters. Angela and her team have investigated some of the largest fraud cases in the United States. Her clients include the FBI, U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Angela Morelock – who has written posts on BKD Forensics.

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