Questions of Willful Blindness

Course Details


Thursday, September 16, 2021

8:30am – 10:30am

Field of Study


Course Number


CPE Credit

2.0 hours CPE credit

Level of Knowledge



CPA Crossings




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.


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.


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

Designed For

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

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Course Pricing

Member Fee

Applicable if you are a HSCPA member in good standing.

Non-Member Fee

Applicable if you are not a HSCPA member.

Your Price $109.00

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