Instructor, Lecturer, Advisor
The HealthSouth Fraud – Lessons of Ethical Malpractice
About Weston Smith
Weston Smith is an instructor, lecturer, and advisor with an emphasis on the promotion of ethical conduct and fraud prevention. He began his career as a CPA with EY, specializing in audit and healthcare consulting. From there, his life took a twist. He was hired by Healthsouth Corporation during it’s infancy, and ultimately became CFO of the company with over 2,000 locations in all 50 states and five countries. However, underneath the persona of success, he was a participant in a financial statement fraud that ran for over 15 years, with an earnings overstatement of nearly Three Billion dollars. Weston eventually voluntarily exposed the fraud, and accepted the consequences of his former actions.
Over the past decade, Mr. Smith has spoken worldwide for universities, professional groups and corporations, and has been published in Issues in Accounting Education. He’s also appeared on CNBC, Fox Business and other media outlets.