Walt Pvlo Code Of Ethics Analysis

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In 2001, Walt Pavlo, was sentenced to three and a half years in prison after being convicted for obstruction of justice, money laundering and mail fraud. Pavlo was once on top of the world and now he was about to spend years in a cell. Pavlo’s story began as a manager at MCI Communications Corporation. He and his team oversaw billing and collecting for the company, which went smoothly until customers stopped paying because of a decline in business in the telecommunications market. Pavlo used a computer program he created to track transactions to falsify transactions to cover up the lack of sales the company was experiencing. After half a year of Pavlo’s accounting fraud, MCI Communications’ auditors discovered it. By this time, according to Neil Weinberg, Pavlo had “[hidden] hundreds of millions of dollars in aging bad debts… [and used] the same sleight of hand to skin $6 million on the sly for himself and a couple of partners.” He was arrested by the FBI and proceeded to confess to committing fraud, which led him to being sentence 41 months in prison. The National Society of Professional Engineers believe that engineers should “exhibit the highest standards of honesty and integrity”, which is the foundation of their Code of Ethics for Engineers. Within this code, there are six fundamental canons, and Walt Pavlo violated three of them. The first fundamental canon violated was that engineers shall “act for each employer or client as faithful agents or trustees.” When Walt

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