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A Tale of a $10 Million International Embezzlement Scheme

A Tale of a $10 Million International Embezzlement Scheme

Roberto Montano began his relationship with New Hampshire-based Global Forest Partners (GFP) in 2006. At that time, GFP entered a joint venture arrangement with Montano’s company in Guatemala to develop and manage teak plantations in that country. Teak is a hardwood used in flooring, indoor and outdoor furniture, kitchen cabinetry, veneer, and even yacht decks.

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How to Create an Ethical Culture

How to Create an Ethical Culture

Ethics is an ever-changing perspective and must be reviewed periodically to ensure it is up-to-current. Old, outdated, ambiguous, and ill-conceived policies and practices will signal to employees and others that ethical behavior isn’t a primary concern of management.

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Where Do Ethical Values Come From?

Where Do Ethical Values Come From?

If our ethical decision-making is not solely based on feelings, religion, law, accepted social practice, or science, then on what basis can we decide between right and wrong, good and bad?

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Review of Scale House Records is the Best Source for Discovering Potential Security Problems

Review of Scale House Records is the Best Source for Discovering Potential Security Problems

Although there is some benefit in watching for abnormal behavior at the scale house itself, the primary solution is found in having accurate record-keeping practices and then conducting periodic audits to look for discrepancies and unusual situations that need further investigation.

When auditing the scale house documentation, look for the following situations, as they may point to potential problems.

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