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Friday Footnotes: DMV Versus IRS, Who Ya Got?; CFOs Get Pushy on Audits; 50 Shades of Leadership Grey Area | 02.13.15

Unfriendly Persuasion by CFOs Could Spur Faulty Audits Per the article: In short, auditors get less paranoid when the pressure’s off. [CFO]

HMRC failed to prosecute tycoon over tax evasion Tax inspectors failed to prosecute a wealthy tax cheat who did not submit returns or pay any tax for 24 years, documents seen by BBC Panorama show. HM Revenue and Customs had concluded that Paul Bloomfield, a property investor involved in the redevelopment of Wembley Stadium, was a UK resident and liable for 20 years' tax. Mr Bloomfield was on a list of HSBC clients with secret Swiss accounts. [BBC]

IRS: Inexcusably rotten service Expecting good service from the IRS is like going to the DMV expecting to be out of there in 15 minutes or less [The Hill]

Fraud Alert: What TurboTax Users Need to Know Now This [WSJ]

Spending Upwards Of 30K On B-School Trips Will Pay Off In 2025 When The New CEO Of Goldman Sachs Calls To Reminisce About The Time You Shared A Thai Prison Cell, Says MBA Candidate Well, they do say you can't take it with you [Dealbreaker]

PwC to hire 200 in Scotland Including "15 new cyber and technology experts, in order to equip the firm in the growing fight against the growing threat of hacking" [economia]

Why Putting On A Brave Face Is Killing Your Productivity Next time you are in a meeting with your superiors, do yourself a favor and tell them what you really think [Fast Co]

Are We Better or Worse Without You? A lesson in the leadership "gray area" and why it matters. [LinkedIn]

Ex-Wells Fargo banker gets 5 years for insider trading ring Federal prosecutors say a former Wells Fargo Securities investment banker, his stockbroker friend and a network of friends and family were sentenced to prison after using insider information to pocket $11 million. [AP]

How Accounting Firms Can Get an Edge in the Recruitment Game [AccountingWEB]

City's Owl Problem Got So Bad, It Had To Make This Awesome Sign Look out! [iO9]