Hosting the event was His Excellency Sheikh Mohammad bin Hamad bin Jassim al Thani, Chairman of the Barwa Bank Group and, John Rigas
, Chairman of Asprey, as well as important Barwa Bank clients, senior management and employees.
Butner does house other white-collar criminals, such as John Rigas
, the founder of Adelphia Communications, and his son, Tim, the company's chief financial officer, who were convicted of fraud.
* John Rigas
, founder of Adelphia, got 15 years in prison for stealing from the cable giant.
ADELPHIA FOUNDER John Rigas
got 15 years (a life sentence for the 80-year-old executive), and former WorldCom CEO Bernard Ebbers got 25-two victories in the government's post-Enron wave of corporate fraud prosecutions.
of Adelphia is another, as is convicted felon Charles Keating of Savings and Loan fame.
Charles Raptis, a former assistant to Adelphia founder John Rigas
, says he tried several times to reclaim the cars (including a $50,000 Lexus SUV, a Cadillac convertible and a Corvette convertible) and finally threatened to call the cops "to file charges for the return of stolen property."
In response to the antics of CEOs like Skilling, Kozlowski, Adelphia's John Rigas
and others, corporate directors are now saying that "integrity" will henceforth rank high on the list of qualifications for the CEO position.
In the mid-1990s, indicted former CEO John Rigas
Adelphia Communications Corporation boss John Rigas
and two of his sons, who were also arrested, were accused of using the now- bankrupt firm as their "personal piggy bank".
But more likely, they can thank people like John Rigas
, the former CEO of Adelphia Communications.
Since then, Disney has avoided the spotlight as ink and ire spilled over Gerald Levin and Steve Case at AOL TW and Vivendi Universal--not to mention Martha Stewart and John Rigas
White-collar crime fits into that category, as Tyco International's Dennis Kozlowski and Adelphia's John Rigas
, among others, can attest.