Ex Maritime Museum Leader Pleads Guilty

John S. Carter by Jennifer Longley - AP

This afternoon the Boston Herald reports that John S. Carter pleaded guilty to a number of charges related to crimes committed during his tenure as president of Independence Maritime Museum in Philadelphia. It’s reported that he defrauded the museum of $1.5 million “to buy a carriage house for his Cape Cod home, art, jewelry and even a root canal.”  Nice cap to a 17 year career at the top of an institution!

I’ve written about this a number of times over the past few months and this post will hopefully close the chapter on this unfortunate story.

Why do people in positions of authority do self-destructive things like this?

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Peter A. Mello

Father, son. Lifelong mariner, student of leadership, photographer. Professional creative placemaker.

2 thoughts on “Ex Maritime Museum Leader Pleads Guilty”

  1. Why do some people believe they are beyond the rules and have become invicible? Kozlowski, Ebbers? Wolfowitz and Gonsalves? Carter’s “new challenge” will not be an enjoyable one.

  2. a misguided sense of entitlement? loss of identity and certainly vision? missed their time to exit to a new challenge?

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