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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)February 2, 2012

(MAHWAH, NJ) – Former trader, Garrett Bauer, who pleaded guilty to insider trading, obstruction of justice, and money laundering in December 2011 and faces as many as 25 years when sentenced on four felony counts in March, will discuss The Dangers of Insider Trading at the Ramapo College of New Jersey on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 1 p.m. in the Trustees Pavilion.
Bauer was involved in a conspiracy that spanned 17 years and netted  $37 million. The case is one of the largest, longest-running insider trading schemes ever prosecuted.  Just prior to his sentencing date, Bauer will speak about his experience and the lessons he has learned.  

“This is a different type of event for the Center, but aligns with our goals of promoting discussion and exchange to make businesses better,” said Rita Shea-VanFossen, director of the Sabrin Center for Free Enterprise. ” It is important to acknowledge and understand incidents like this to prevent them from happening in the future. Mr. Bauer spoke in the fall to our ethics classes and the response was so overwhelming we invited him back for a community-wide event.  This is a unique opportunity, not only for our students, but for the entire campus.” 

Bauer, who is currently free on $4 million bail, has spoken to students, traders, and others at other law and business schools and religious institutions about insider trading.
The discussion is presented by the College’s Sabrin Center for Free Enterprise.   

The public is invited; there is no fee for attending the event.  Reservations are required; please call 201.684.7042 or e-mail scbe@ramapo.edu no later than March 1.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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