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February 8, 2023

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Remote Accountant Who Billed Too Many Hours Owes Her Former Firm $2700 For ‘Time Theft’

NPR has a strange story of a Canadian accountant and a firm with time tracking software installed on work laptops that should give remote workers pause before submitting their next time sheet. NPR: When Canadian accountant Karlee Besse was fired for being unproductive at her job, she found herself up against not only her former […]

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EY Reminds Us That Audits Provide ‘Reasonable Assurance,’ Not a Guarantee That Billions of Dollars Aren’t Hidden From the Balance Sheet

The NMC Health collapse of 2020 is still haunting EY UK, this time in London High Court as NMC administrators accuse the firm of failing in their duties and not noticing “one of the biggest frauds ever alleged at a FTSE 100 company.” The administrators, whose job it is to find some funds to repay […]

Drunken PwCer Who Groped a Woman On a Plane Will Live to Reconcile Another Day

Many years ago, someone who definitely isn’t me had the bright idea to eat half a pot cookie on her way to the airport before a red-eye flight from San Francisco to New York. After all, late-night flights are rarely delayed, right? What’s the worst that could happen? Well, in her case the worst that […]

Fired Deloitte Switzerland Partner Owes Deloitte Some Money After Defeat In Court

David Joseph might be regretting taking Deloitte to court over his firing. The Financial Times reported yesterday: A high-profile banking consultant sacked by Deloitte over alleged bullying and large expenses claims has been ordered to pay £125,000 to the Big Four accounting firm. David Joseph, who was among the highest fee-earners at Deloitte Switzerland, was […]

Judge and Ex-Deloitte Switzerland Partner Weren’t on the Same Page Apparently

Remember that lawsuit we told you about last week filed by a now-former Deloitte Switzerland partner who thought he was wronged by the Big 4 firm for breaching his partnership contract and being labeled as manipulative, toxic, and a bully? Well, it’s already over. Judge Philippa Whipple said in a London High Court ruling on […]

Lawsuit: Ex-Deloitte Switzerland Partner Accused of Bullying Seeks Vengeance In Court

While David Joseph isn’t seeking vengeance in the same way as, say, Frank Castle (aka The Punisher), who single-handedly wiped out anyone who was remotely involved in the deaths of his wife and children, the former Deloitte Switzerland partner is taking his former employer to court, claiming a formal Deloitte investigation that resulted in him […]

Judge Shoots Down PwC’s In Pari Delicto Excuse to Weasel Out of MF Global Suit

The part you need to know about District Judge Marrero's decision in MF Global v PwC yesterday: Judge Victor Marrero held: “[u]nder PwC’s reasoning, the in pari delicto doctrine would insulate an auditor from liability whenever a company pursues a failed investment strategy after receiving wrongful advice from an accountant. Such a broad reading of […]

Alleged ‘Touch It For a Buck’ Creeper CPA Got His License Revoked For Felony Creepiness

Do you guys remember the sordid tale of one Christopher M. Green, formerly employed by Crowe Horwath in Columbus, OH? No? Allow me to refresh your memory (I can totally understand why you may have blocked it out): Green is accused of exposing and touching himself in front of a 17-year-old girl Monday morning. According […]

Save the Date: Scott London May Get Sentenced on Thursday

Attestion Update has been on this like the feds on London's nuts: Sentencing is schedule for former KPMG regional audit PIC Scott London on February 27, 2014 regarding his plea agreement admitting insider trading. That’s the latest visible information in the federal system that shows filings. Previous post mentioned on 2/13 that Something in London […]