Pasco, Wash. -- A stock broker speaking at TRIDEC's annual meeting today says the lure of money hooked him and took him from Wall street to Prison. In 1994, Patrick Khuse was charged with 32 counts of money laundering, conspiracy, and bribing a public official.
He served four years in state prison and now warns people that one seemingly meaningless bad ethics decision can lead to something much bigger.
Khuse said, "I didn't need the money. I didn't need anything it attracted to me. Ultimately, it cost me four things: my country, my assets, my freedom, and my family, so I paid a pretty big price for my decision making."
Khuse says his bad ethical decisions were rooted in feelings of entitlement and a belief that he wouldn't get caught.