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Patrick Kuhse to Address Financial Scandals and Ethics at Creighton Beta Alpha Psi Symposium April 23

Patrick Kuhse to Address Financial Scandals and Ethics at Creighton Beta Alpha Psi Symposium April 23

Patrick Kuhse, once a successful financial executive who gave in to the enticements of financial scandals, will talk about his journey from success to prison and back on Monday, April 23, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Qwest Center Omaha, during the Creighton University College of Business 2007 Beta Alpha PSI Accounting Symposium.

His lecture titled “Journey of a Prodigal: From Prominence to Prison and Back,” will talk about the process and consequences of unethical behavior and how "seemingly unimportant decisions" can cause so much trouble in our lives.

Kuhse will share lessons learned in his journey from prominence as a successful stockbroker and Certified Financial Planner in San Diego to his involvement in a financial fraud scheme, flight from the US to avoid prosecution, life as an international fugitive for four years and his subsequent self-surrender and incarceration for four years in both a foreign jail and U.S. federal prisons.

The symposium, which is open to the public, includes a continental breakfast. Reservations need to be made by Friday April 13, by contacting Colleen Hendrick in Creighton University's College of Business at chendrick@creighton.edu or 402-280-5520. Cost is $45 per person or $400 for a table of 10.

The Nebraska State Board of Public Accountants has approved this event for two hours of continuing professional education in ethics.

Creighton University's chapter of Beta Alpha Psi is an award-winning national honorary organization for financial information students and professionals. Their primary objective is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. This includes promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems; providing opportunities for self-development, service and association among members and practicing professionals; and encouraging a sense of ethical, social and public responsibility.