The former Goldman Sachs secretary, Joyti Waswani, who stole more than £4m from her bosses (and served half of her seven-year sentence in three different prisons) is launching a new career. With Steve Dagworthy, another former white collar criminal who served half of his six-year sentence for organizing a £3m Ponzi scheme, Waswani is now being paid to prepare the mostly recently caught white collar criminals for the grim reality of lock-up. Or as their employer the start-up business Prison Consultants more elegantly explains on its website: they advise clients on “how to prepare and deal with the unfamiliar surroundings of serving time at Her Majesty’s establishments.” Waswani and Dagworthy warn clients of traps that many white collar prisoners fall into like taking jobs in the prison kitchen, and getting put on the ‘numbers’ which means you’re in with all the sex offenders.
Perhaps Prison Consultants will open a US office. The two former JPMorgan Chase employees charged over the London Whale scandal, Javier Martin-Artajo and Julien Grout, were indicted by a grand jury on five counts of fraud, conspiracy, filing false books and records, wire fraud, and making false filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. They face as much as 20 years in prison if convicted of securities fraud, the most serious charge. Talk about putting on the ‘numbers.’