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White Collar Week
September 2022 Newsletter

White Collar Support Group
325th Meeting!
Online on Zoom
Monday, Sept. 12, 2022
7 pm ET, 6 pm CT, 5 pm MT, 4 pm PT

We meet every Monday!
We are a community of people with white collar justice issues who have a desire to take responsibility for our actions and the wreckage we caused, make amends, and move forward in new way of life centered on hope, care, compassion, tolerance and empathy. Our experience shows us that many of us are suffering in silence with shame, remorse, and deep regret. Many of us have been stigmatized by our own families, friends and communities, and the business community. Our goal is to learn and evolve into a new spiritual way of life and to reach out in service to others. 

IMPORTANT!: If you are currently on supervised release, probation or parole, it is important that you first discuss this with your P.O. To assist in this regard, information about our ministry is available on

Please feel free to contact us if you would like to join in our next meeting, or with any questions you might have regarding this group, its meetings, or anything else whatsoever.

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Also, White Collar Week Podcast: An Evening with Our White Collar Support Group. 16 support group members share their stories. Link here

We will be Panelists at the
American Bar Association
Criminal Justice Section Fall Institute

Conference: Nov. 17th & 18th, 2022
Washington, DC

Panel: Fri., Nov. 18th, 11 am
"Prosecuted Lawyers’ Perspectives on White Collar/Nonviolent Prosecution and Reentry"

Details: Lawyers convicted and incarcerated for white collar or nonviolent crimes will share their stories, experiences and difficulties during prosecution and reentering society after prison, and will make recommendations as to how the white collar bar and criminal justice system can be more effective, humane and merciful towards white collar defendants (and their families) while better fulfilling their obligation to enhance rehabilitation through diversion and other alternatives to incarceration. Please join us if you will be in the DC area!

Moderator: Jeffrey D. Grant, Esq.

Panelists: R. Seth Williams, Bill Baroni, Esq., Michele Weinstat, Esq., Jeffrey Wertkin

Cost: Free!

Tom Hardin, Tipper X
White Collar Week
Tuesday Speaker Series
Tues., Sept. 13, 2022, 7 pm ET, 4 pm PT

We are honored to have Tom Hardin, Tipper X of Operation Perfect Hedge, as the next speaker in our White Collar Support Group Tuesday Speaker Series. On Zoom, Sept. 13, 2022, 7 pm ET, 4 pm PT.

Tom is a member of our White Collar Support Group that meets on Zoom on Monday evenings.

Tom Hardin previously spent much of his career as a financial analyst in the U.S. In 2008, as part of a cooperation agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, Tom assisted the U.S. government in understanding how insider trading occurred in the financial services industry.

Known as “Tipper X,” Tom became one of the most prolific informants in securities fraud history, helping to build over 20 of the 80+ individual criminal cases in “Operation Perfect Hedge,” a Wall Street house cleaning campaign that morphed into the largest insider trading investigation of a generation. As the youngest professional implicated in the sting, Tom was tasked with wearing a covert body wire on over 40 occasions to help the FBI bring down some of its biggest targets in the industry.

In a reunion of sorts, Tom was invited by the FBI-NYC’s office to speak to their rookie agents in 2016 and is now a global keynote speaker, corporate trainer and board advisor on behavioral ethics, compliance and organizational conduct and culture risk. Through rigorous self-examination, Tom took responsibility for his actions as a young professional, used the experience to transform his life and is now on an on-going journey into human behavior and why we sometimes make the wrong decision.

Tom holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Tom’s riveting life story is the subject of his forthcoming book, The Inside Story of Tipper X.
Save the Date:
Legal Action Center
Arthur Liman Public Interest Awards Benefit
Tues., Nov. 1, 2022, NYC

The Legal Action Center 2022 Arthur Liman Public Interest Awards Benefit will be held Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at Tribeca Rooftop in Manhattan and virtually. We are thrilled to be honoring John G. Finley, Senior Managing Director & Chief Legal Officer of Blackstone, with the Arthur Liman Public Interest Award and Michael “Zaki” Smith, Social Justice Advocate on the Clean Slate New York Campaign, with the Edward J. Davis Service Award.

I am honored to serve on the Board of Directors of this vital organization. - Jeff Grant

For more information about our 2022 Arthur Liman Public Interest Awards Benefit, or LAC’s important work, please contact Katarina Leiser, Director of Corporate & Individual Giving at or (212) 243-1313.

White Collar Support Group Blog:
Fellow Traveler Fred Aaron
Writing for Interrogating Justice
Fred Aaron is a member of our White Collar Support Group that meets on Zoom on Monday evenings.

"My wife and I welcomed our first child into the world 19 years ago. It was a beautiful, sunny Friday afternoon in New York City, and my wife and son spent their first night together in a room with another first-time mother and her child. In fact, all the new mothers at New York Hospital were sharing rooms that September weekend, except for two.

The first was a wealthy woman who was in a huge, private suite at the end of the hall bedecked with enough flowers to send everyone to the allergy ward. The other mother in a private room really wasn’t alone. A member of the NYPD stood guard outside her room, with another police officer stationed inside. The new mother had her right wrist handcuffed to her bed and had to request the police officer to release her if she needed to use the bathroom. She was incarcerated at one of the many detention centers scattered around the five boroughs of New York.

The reality of that woman is lived by every pregnant person currently incarcerated in this country. And the ruling in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization makes that already-bad situation much worse. Healthcare for incarcerated people is already something that is less than optimal. Dobbs promises to make neonatal care even worse, while limiting the right to terminate any unwanted or risky pregnancy..."

White Collar Support Group Blog:

A Collection of Prose Poems
by John Dimenna

John Dimenna is a member of our White Collar Support Group that meets on Zoom on Monday evenings.

"She arrived, even in this tangled prison, her beguiling innocence still intact. With her parents in tow, she skipped out of the car, everything fair and starlight, the magic of everyday life that only seven-year old’s possess. Still not aware of her own beauty, nor the world hers, we shared like always, not a hint of place. “Do you know I love you,” I said. “You always say that Papa,” and smiled. Three missing teeth, that rare beauty of absence in a child's smile and stories of the tooth fairy. But on goodbye, she paused and finally grasped the scene, all these men in garbs of green. In the softest of words, as if only we could hear, “Is it hard?” she asked. I wanted to say yes but didn’t. Enough perfection and innocence to burn a shameful hole right through you. But a final wave from that perfect face of petals and smiles even I couldn’t spoil."

Our Support Group was
Featured in The New Yorker:
Life After White Collar Crime
by Evan Osnos
"A support group launched in Greenwich CT serves 'guys detoxing from power.'”

Congratulations to all of our White Collar Support Group members, friends and colleagues featured in this article. What an incredible journey of transformation and redemption we’ve been on together! 

Spiritual Urgent Care Group  

Thursdays 1/2 Hour Check-in and Support
9:30 am ET, 8:30 am CT, 7:30 am MT, 6:30 am PT

No registration necessary. All are invited!

Progressive Prison Ministries invites you to Spiritual Urgent Care, Online Group: Thursdays on Zoom, 9:30 am ET, 8:30 am CT, 7:30 am MT, 6:30 am PT. No registration necessary. Spiritual Urgent Care is open to all individuals who are being or have been prosecuted for white collar crimes or have suffered other life-altering or traumatic events. 

Open to all friends and families, please feel free to share!

IMPORTANT!: If you are currently on supervised release, 
probation, parole or similar supervision, it is important that you first discuss this with your P.O.  To assist in this regard, information about our ministry is available on

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