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Footnotes: More Mergers You Don’t Care About; The Accountant Never Knows; Mad Pot Money | 08.08.14

SEC Charges Bahamas-Based Brokerage Firm and President With Facilitating Fraudulent Scheme by Hedge Fund Manager [SEC]

Accounting firms merge to form Coosa Valley Financial Group More firms you have never heard of merging news [Rome News Tribune]

Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Pay $5.6B Dividends [Banker & Tradesman]

Accountant denies knowing of alleged TelexFree fraud TelexFree Inc.’s American accountant said in a court filing that he did not know the Marlborough company was engaged in an alleged Ponzi scheme “and did not conclude that it was until approximately March,’’ a month before regulators filed fraud charges against it and eight executives. [Boston Globe]

Washington made $1 million in pot taxes in its first month collecting them. That's the state, not the District [The Spokesman-Review]

TSA Inspector Arrested in Craigslist Underage Sex Sting Don't touch my junk! Oh wait, I'm too old anyway [Gawker]