The student is required to do a paper ranging in length from five to seven pages of text, excluding the cover page, pictures, charts, graphics, end notes and bibliography. The paper will be double-spaced with one inch margins and with 12 pitch font size. Your paper should include a cover page (setting forth the title of the paper, your name, the course number, and the date), a bibliography and end notes. Your paper should include an introductory paragraph, a comprehensive but concise analysis of the topic, and a conclusion paragraph.There should be at least five references, all of which should be taken from the Internet. The references should be from authoritative sources, such as from business and accounting periodicals – not merely statements from an individual’s Web page. It is best to make a hard copy or disk copy of the Internet reference to retain it. Often, the reference disappears after a period of time. Textbooks, Wikipedia or other online encyclopedias, and technical manuals may not be used as references. The paper, including citations and bibliographical reference, is to be done according to the APA rules of style. Research sources as well as the APA rules of style can be found using the UMUC Library Services. The APA style can be found at http://www.umuc.edu/library/citationguides.shtml.Topic for the research paper. A discussion and analysis of a recent financial-related fraud. Among other things, your paper should describe the nature of the fraud perpetrated by the person/corporation and how it was carried out. What type of fraud was involved? Your paper should discuss by whom (ie., top management, etc.) the fraud was perpetrated. You should discuss all of the stakeholders affected and how they were harmed by the fraud or how they took part in the fraud. If a financial statement fraud, your paper should discuss the role of the auditors in the fraud. Were internal auditors aware of the fraud or complicit in the fraud? Who discovered the fraud? Did external auditors discover or fail to discover the fraud? Were external auditors implicated in the fraud? Your paper should discuss whether any of the stakeholders were criminally or civilly prosecuted or otherwise punished for their involvement in the fraud.