DATE:  September 18, 2006       
CONTACT: Valrie Chambers, (361) 825-6012; or Steve Paschal, (361) 825-2336 

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WHO:            Sam Antar, Former CFO of the “Crazy Eddie” Retail Chain
WHAT:          “How to Prevent White-Collar Crime” Lecture
WHEN:          Tuesday, September 19 from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
WHERE:        University Center, Lone Star Ballroom 142A

Key Government Witness in Infamous “Crazy Eddie” Retail Fraud Scandal to Speak on Prevention of White-Collar Crime
Sam E. Antar, former chief financial officer of the “Crazy Eddie” retail electronics chain, will speak on the prevention of white-collar crime during “Meet the Criminal” night Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the University Center, Lone Star Ballroom.

Along with his uncle Sam and cousin Eddie, Antar masterminded one of the largest securities frauds of the 20th century, bilking investors of more than $120 million during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Facing 20 years in prison for his role in the crime, Antar was the government’s key witness in both the civil and criminal prosecutions against his family and fellow co-conspirators.

In addition to overseeing a “no-holds barred” examination of the scandal, Antar will discuss the role education can play in deterring white-collar crime. A 22-minute Court TV video profiling the “Crazy Eddie” fraud will also be shown.

The lecture, sponsored by the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Business, is free and open to the public. Just prior to the lecture, Antar will be available for media interviews.