Choice and Consequences

Choice and Consequences is Jerome’s most requested Keynote Presentation. It is dynamic, emotional, entertaining and a keynote presentation that your audience will not soon forget.

Choice and Consequences is the story of Jerome’s experience as a regular guy in his mid-20s, with a regular family and working a regular job as a loan officer. He gets approached by a group of sketchy “real estate investors” and proceeded to work with them.

Over the ensuing months, he started to realize that the actions and activities by his new clients were not on the up-and-up. Instead of blowing the whistle, he got further involved. He became part of the group with which he would one day be a co-conspirator. He cut ties with the “real estate investors” and moved on to legitimate entrepreneurial endeavors.

After 4 years of being ‘in the clear,’ he was indicted and charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering. For the next year, he experienced pre-trial, federal court and received a 21-month federal prison sentence. Life as he knew it changed forever. Leaving his family, including two small children, he reported to the federal prison in Yankton, South Dakota. He met a host of characters; some new friends and some new enemies.

In this keynote presentation, you will hear about the trials and tribulations of the consequence of committing mortgage fraud. With a combination of Jerome’s storytelling abilities and his entertainment background, you will feel the emotional anguish. However, you will also laugh at the comedy he found in the middle of his nightmare.