By 2006 the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had spent more than four years accumulating over 3,000 boxes of evidence and confiscating in excess of $164 million in the process of investigating its landmark fraud case against Enron. In this instance, 22 individuals were eventually convicted.
More recently, FBI investigations into health care fraud conducted during the 2010-11 fiscal year alone resulted in a staggering 736 convictions. Unfortunately, though, not every case of business-related fraud, embezzlement and financial crime sees justice served for its victims, and many suspected perpetrators remain at large.
The following ten entrepreneurs are still wanted by the FBI for their alleged involvement in white-collar crimes, and all should serve as a stark reminder of how not to conduct business.