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Introduction

George Kline was a venture capitalist. For those who knew him in the business world, he seemed to be a person of high integrity and truly “Minnesota nice.” But in 2003, George was sentenced to six and a half years in federal prison and fined $5.25 million for insider trading. His two sons were also convicted of felonies. News reports at the time recounted how trading stock tips over coffee breaks at the IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis had mushroomed into a massive deception that engulfed George, his sons, and several business associates.

Contrast this to Craig Ueland's story. Craig is the CEO of the Russell Investment Group in Tacoma, Washington, a highly respected and admired international financial services company with over ...

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