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The 'CSI Niche': AICPA Boosts Forensic Accounting

AICPA launches forensic accounting mentorship program to meet growing need.
Community News

Big Win for Accounting Profession in New Jersey Supreme Court

In a unanimous decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court on February 16 reversed an Appellate Court decision in a case brought by a third party that found KPMG LLP guilty of negligence for failing to uncover accounting fraud by a former client, Papel Entities.
A&A

AAA Warns: Watch Your Language on Earnings Reports

Last month, when a pension fund owning stock in Bank of New York Mellon brought suit against that financial behemoth, the fund not only took aim at the bank's allegedly fraudulent currency trading, but it cited a variety of upbeat claims in its SEC filings that the plaintiff considered highly doubtful.
Tax

'Tax Lady' Roni Deutch: Charlatan or political target

You’ve probably seen the hard-hitting advertisements from Roni Deutch advising taxpayers who owe federal taxes to let her help them fight the Internal Revenue Service. Now, California Attorney General Jerry Brown is fighting her.
A&A

Five ways to get sued

Here are the top five ways CPAs can make themselves vulnerable to litigation.
Tax

Michigan attorney and client sentenced for tax crimes

A Michigan attorney has been sentenced to five years in prison for attempting to defraud the government. His client received a hefty fine and probation.
A&A

U.S. companies experiencing new litigation wave, anticipate more to come

Companies are seeing a litigation wave that corporate counsel expect to swell in the coming year, according to respondents of the 2009 Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Litigation Trends Survey.
Community News

Whistleblower accountant sues CPA firm for $5 million

A San Francisco accounting firm is facing a $5 million lawsuit filed by a whistleblower.