Colorado Society of CPAs names Alicia Gelinas, CPA, President and CEO - Read More.

Webinar (CPA Crossings): Questions of Willful Blindness


My name is Justin Paperny and I know first-hand what follows when we choose to look the other way. In this course, I reveal the lessons I learned about willful blindness. I once worked in the financial services industry as a stockbroker. When I suspected that one of my clients had been operating a Ponzi scheme, I chose to ignore evidence of a crime. One bad decision after another led to my being complicit in his crime. As a result, I was subjected to a government investigation, then a criminal prosecution. This course reveals the lessons I learned about willful blindness.

This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions during the event.

Learning Objectives

After attending this presentation you will be able to…

  • Grasp the legal consequences of willful blindness
  • Explain the nuances of mail fraud, wire fraud, and securities fraud
  • Describe the influences of federal sentencing
  • Reveal why denial can exacerbate legal troubles
  • Understand how inattention to ethics can lead people astray 
Major Topics

The major topics that will be covered in this class include:

  • What is willful blindness?
  • What is wire fraud?
  • What is mail fraud?
  • What is securities fraud?
  • What influences a prison term. 
CPA Crossings, LLC
Course Level
CPE Field of Study
Behavioral Ethics
Who Should Attend

Any professional that faces ethical dilemmas in the course of a career.

Justin Paperny


Advanced Preparation

This webinar is produced by CPA Crossings. You will receive your login link/instructions and Certificate of Attendance directly from this third-party vendor. It is important that you review your COCPA confirmation for details on receiving your login instructions and COA from said vendor.

Event Information
Dec 19, 2022
8:30 am - 10:30 am MST
Total CPE Credits


$ (% off)


$ (% off)
Become A Member

Register for this Event

Webinar (CPA Crossings): Questions of Willful Blindness

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

Update my browser now