After emerging from a tangle of frauds and addictions, Jerome Mayne became a motivational speaker and author.
"Con men," he once wrote, "are smart, clever, crafty, likeable and sincere. They are fearless, driven and don’t ever doubt themselves. They will do everything they can to gain your confidence and take, not earn, your trust. They will get you to do what they want you to do. They do know how to play your game and they will beat you."
Mayne will deliver a Town Hall Lecture at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7 in North Platte.
In an intimate speech, he shares life saving lessons of ethics, morality, trust and humility, with wit and passion.
When Mayne was in his 20s, he was an aspiring finance professional on his way to the top. With a new family and his sights set for success, the world appeared to be his oyster. Lured by the prospect of big business, his career derailed when he joined forces with his future co-conspirators in a real estate scandal.
The nightmare began with a hurricane of FBI investigations, criminal court and prison. His journey twists and turns through a psychological collapse in prison, cancer and addiction. Through it all, one woman’s undying devotion helps him climb back from defeat and self-pity, to a new life of integrity, trust and self confidence, according to organizers.
His story is a real lesson in fraud, ethics, and overcoming adversity with persistence, along with the love and devotion of others. Audiences walk away from Jerome's speech with a better understanding of how to protect themselves and their assets from fraud and online predators, Town Hall organizer Brenda Klemm said.
Mayne is the author of Diary of a White Collar Criminal. He replaces Jo-Ellan Dimitrius for this lecture. Dimitrius, a trial consultant, cancelled to help in a case she is working on.
Admission to the lecture is by membership in the series, which costs $60 for four speakers. North Platte is the only stop on the lecture circuit between Omaha and Denver. To enroll in the series, contact membership chairperson Betty Guynan at (308)530-8448 or tickets can be purchased before Mayne’s lecture.
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