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Akash Chitranshi
Ayush Singhal
Bhawana Choudhary
Ghanshyam Kedia
Prakhar Jain
Rohit Chawla
Vishal Prasad
- Professor Swati...
Case Overview
 Chris and Alison Weston , a successful , well educated and
ambitious couple ended up in prison for mail fr...
What happened to the Westons?
What actions and beliefs
facilitated their behavior?
 Both Chris and Alison were found guil...
Have you observed other people
using these mechanisms? When?
What happened?
Instock trading scandal, early 2000’s
 Martha...
In your view, what were the most
difficult moments the Westons
faced? Why?
 Chris was sentenced for 30 months and Alison ...
Weston case group 2 section b
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Weston case group 2 section b

  1. 1. Akash Chitranshi Ayush Singhal Bhawana Choudhary Ghanshyam Kedia Prakhar Jain Rohit Chawla Vishal Prasad - Professor Swati Panda GROUP NUMBER - 2 Case 3 – Chris and Alison Weston
  2. 2. Case Overview  Chris and Alison Weston , a successful , well educated and ambitious couple ended up in prison for mail fraud.  Due to the non fulfillment of the expectation from the company , he purposely try to steal whole bunch of money and felt that his actions were justified by the company’s culture.  Chris’ former employer sued both Chris and Alison for more than a million dollars.  After serving 20 months and 18 months in prison, they committed themselves to live a transparent and simple life.  They learnt that an individual's identity is greater than his/her job.  We should make sure that the decision taken is morally
  3. 3. What happened to the Westons? What actions and beliefs facilitated their behavior?  Both Chris and Alison were found guilty of white collar crime. Committed fraud by overbilling the company for the padding services  This issue was highly situational , as Chris wasn’t rewarded for the sacrifices he made for the company on part of his family.  Chris and Alison Weston sentenced for 30 and 24 months respectively. But it was later reduced to 20 and 18, which included 6 months of community custody.  Chris’s aim to GET THE JOB DONE BY HOOK OR BY CROOK was the main reason which persuaded Chris to perform this felony.
  4. 4. Have you observed other people using these mechanisms? When? What happened? Instock trading scandal, early 2000’s  Martha Stewart sold $230,000 shares a day before an experimental cancer drug failed to gain FDA approval.  She was found guilty of obstruction of justice, conspiracy and lying about a stock sale.  Served 5 months in prison  Founder Samuel Waskal found guilty of insider trading, pled guilty to charges of Bank Fraud, securities, obstruction of justice and perjury.  Sentenced to seven year three months prison in the year 2007.
  5. 5. In your view, what were the most difficult moments the Westons faced? Why?  Chris was sentenced for 30 months and Alison for 24 months in prison  Chris was assigned to prison’s cafeteria and had to do clean toilets , scrub walls.  Later Chris moved to the food serving line.  Their request for prison sentence being staggered was rejected.  They had to shut down their business and were out of finances.  They had to leave their daughter to their relatives and it was difficult for her to cope up with this situation.  Had to pay the restitution amount of $1,204,000.

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