Last week the Wisconsin Law Journal published an article I wrote about the fraud at Milwaukee-area home builder Bielinski Brothers Inc. The company’s CEO, Robert Brownell, was the mastermind of a fraud that cost the company an estimated $12 million. There were several players charged with federal crimes, along with Brownell, and most have pleaded guilty.
While I did not investigate the case and I did not have any firsthand involvement with anyone from the company, I commented on some of the things that went wrong and what companies can learn from that. There are common mistakes made in businesses, and I highlighted some of them in the article.
Read it here: A Thief Among Us: Lessons From Bielinski Brothers