An Interview With A Felon - Real Estate Agent Discloses Her Mortgage F
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An Interview With A Felon - Real Estate Agent Discloses Her Mortgage Fraud

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Behavioral Ethics - Non-technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Ethics
Gary Zeune |  Walt Pavlo |  Holly Pasut - Speaker and Writer
Course Levels:
2 Hours
Access for 30 day(s) after program date.


Real estate is a business of connections and referrals. However, paying for a referral is unethical and a violation of real estate code in almost all regions.  Many agents believe they are getting around this code by tagging fees as "Consulting."  In this segment, we interview a real estate agent who used a consulting arrangement but ended up under federal indictment because of the actions of the person she was contracted with as a consultant.


Please Note:  This course is not approved for Texas, Florida, Virginia, Washington Ethics or any other state with a state specific ethics requirement.  Contact if you have specific questions on your state.  

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives

* Understand the real estate code as it relates to referral fees

* Understand what to do when a state real estate agency asks for information in what may be a criminal matter

* Understand federal criminal law as it relates to consulting agreements and an individuals relationship with someone involved in criminal activity

Major Subjects

* real estate

* referral fees

* ethics

* federal criminal investigations

* real estate fraud

Course Materials


Gary Zeune Related seminars and products: 15

The Pros and the Cons

Gary Zeune has instructed Strategy Formulation and Implementation in the Executive MBA Program and Accounting and Honors Finance at The Ohio State University. He is also a member of the Education Executive Council and is past chairman of the Education Marketing and Public Relations Committees of The Ohio Society of CPAs. His other memberships include: the American Institute of CPAs, and the Regulation of Public Offerings Committee of the Ohio Division of Securities.

Prior to forming his consulting practice in 1986, Mr. Zeune was an Assistant Vice President of Corporate Finance at The Ohio Company, a Columbus, Ohio investment banking firm. He also spent more than five years in Treasury and Finance at Wendy's International, where he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions, financial and SEC reporting, and corporate finance. He was on the audit staff of Ernst & Ernst from 1973 to 1977; and taught accounting at Ohio University from 1970 to 1973, where he received his bachelors in mathematics and masters in accounting, with honors.

Walt Pavlo Related seminars and products: 9

Walt Pavlo is the president of Prisonology, an educational software supporting law firms and their clients on information about the federal prison system.  He is a contributor to where he writes on white-collar crime and is the co-author of Stolen Without A Gun, which he co-wrote with Neil Weinberg (Reporter at Bloomberg). Mr. Pavlo is a nationally recognized speaker who has been a part of training programs at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, major corporations, professional societies and top ranked MBA programs across the country.

Mr. Pavlo earned his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from West Virginia University and his MBA in Finance from Mercer University.  He is also a Journalist Law School Fellow at Loyola Law School (2014).


Holly Pasut - Speaker and Writer Related seminars and products: 1

Holly Pasut was a successful real estate agent in the Charlotte, NC area, winning numerous awards for selling luxury (high end) residential real estate.  Through her hard work, she became one of the regions top agents and was highly sought after for clinics, speeches and books on her practices.  She became part of a U.S. government investigation in the North Carolina area known as “Operation Wax House,” which would send nearly 100 people to federal prison for various types of real estate fraud.  Her story is one about being involved in improper referral fees.


Pasut is a graduate of Florida State University and currently has her own Life Coach and consulting practice at Freedom Speaker.


Mon, Dec 10, 2018 - 02:00p to 04:00p EST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For

*Certified Public Accountants

*Real Estate Agents

*Certified Fraud Examiners

*Real Estate Lawyers

Original Recording Date 04/05/2016
Yellow Book No
Course Developer The Pros and the Cons
Date Added to Catalog 03/30/2016

Additional Information

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Official Registry Statement

Business Professionals' Network, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
Course Registration Requirements

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