The ways are many.
For medical doctor and Brown University professor Jerrold Rosenberg the path was through, as Bloomberg (reprinted in Fortune) reports:
" ... taking more than $188,000 in kickbacks disguised as speaker fees and creating false patient records to dupe insurers into covering Insys's Subsys pain medication."
The case was "U.S. v. Rosenberg." The defendant took a plea. Whatever the triggers for his particular kind of tragic flaw, he will suffer profoundly.
He has been sentenced to 51 months in prison.
He must pay $754,000 in restitution.
He had lost his license to practice medicine.
And, he will no longer be able to teach at Brown University.
One can almost hear a type of Greek Chorus chanting warnings to other successful professionals not to blow it. Full comebacks are almost impossible
Among the few who had pulled off a return to professional status have been Watergate lawyer Chuck Colson and Wall Street player Mike Milken.
The lawyers I know who had fallen from grace remain part of a lost generation of 21st professionals who made some very wrong moves. Those among them who have found inner peace of the lucky ones. The rest, to use that phrase from Shakespearean drama, likely will "go wild into the grave."
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