Call it the low-hanging fruit of corporate chicanery.
No, I'm not talking about the penny stocks I routinely pan under my alter ego TMFSmashy over in Motley Fool CAPS. Although uncovering bulletin-board-listed companies with billion-dollar market caps and next to no assets is fairly satisfying, I'm talking about nailing corporate execs for claiming false academic credentials. Pretty much all it takes is a phone call to a registrar's office.
The revelations make for great PR, and we've seen a lot of them over the past few years. MGM Mirage
Minkow's latest target is Intrepid Potash
The former fraudster's work is certainly of value. Gussied-up resumes are unacceptable in the business world. I just wish Minkow wouldn't tread so close to the line of impropriety. His high-profile short-selling is reminiscent of the activities we chastised Mark Cuban for engaging in last year. So keep ferreting out those bad apples, Barry -- just don't get carried away with the PR.