For 2 years his name was, Federal Inmate Number 08657-041. Before that, Jerome Mayne was the founder and CEO of two corporations, respected in the financial community and the father of two young boys. In 1999 he received a 21-month prison sentence for conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering – crimes that took place four years earlier. On November 4th, 1999, he reported to the Federal Prison in Yankton, South Dakota and his career and his life were changed forever.
Since 2001, Jerome has been working internationally for dozens of professional trade associations and Fortune 500 companies, speaking on the topics of fraud and ethics. He has appeared on numerous panels, radio shows and web-cast productions as a self-taught expert on the consequences of fraud. Among others, he has been a contributing columnist for the California CPA Magazine, Business Journal and the National Mortgage Professionals Magazine. He is also the author of the books, Diary of a White Collar Criminal and Mortgage Fraud and Predatory Lending – what every agent should know (Kaplan Publishing).
Today he delivers keynote presentations and workshops on the true-life consequences of fraud and the importance of making the best ethical decisions in impossible situations. His cutting edge, interactive workshops cover topics ranging from critical decision making to leadership communication.
He has toured the mid-west as a stand-up comic and currently teaches and performs professional improvisation for Stevie Ray’s Improv Company at the world renowned, Chanhassen Dinner Theatre in Minneapolis, MN.