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UHV distinguished lecturer speaks out against unethical business practices

Helen Sharkey, a consultant and business ethics speaker, shares her story Nov. 2 about going to prison for securities fraud. She spoke to University of Houston-Victoria students, faculty and community members as part of the UHV School of Business Administration Distinguished Speaker Series. An additional 25 students at UHV’s Katy Campus watched the speech through a webcast. Sharkey worked for Dynegy, a Houston-based energy trading company brought up on federal fraud charges. Even though she was the lowest-level member of the team and others above her were making the decisions, Sharkey still was charged with a crime. If faced with a similar situation, she advised students to report and document wrongdoing.

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