Disgraced CEO Claims Stealing $665 Million Was Just Incompetence, Not Theft
You wonder sometimes why these guys say anything at all instead of just keeping their traps shut: A former investment CEO was sentenced Friday to 14 years in prison and ordered to pay $665 million in funds lost to his former clients. “I may be incompetent, but I’m not a thief,” Eric Bloom, 50, said […]
McGladrey & Pullen Sued for Helping Bad Guys
Mark this suit in the “Accountants are Crooked” column as opposed to the “Accountants are Stupid” column.
McGladrey & Pullen, its predecessor auditor, and the partner on the audit engagement, G. Victor Johnson, are being sued by the Sentinel Management Group Trustee for being a knowing participant in the fraud put on by Sentinel who collapsed in 2007.
More, after the jump
M&P is accused of “knowingly and substantially assisted and participated in the fraud by [Sentinel], and as a result, committed and are liable for fraud themselves.”
Many suits against accounting firms accuse negligence related to technical mistakes that were made so we’re impressed see a lawyer say “To hell with it, these guys are crooks, I’m taking them down like Arthur Andersen.”
On a more personal level, between this suit and the messy divorce with RSM McGladrey, we’re expecting to M&P to have the CPA firm equivalent of a nervous breakdown any day now. Feel free to speculate as to what that might actually be.
Collapsed Financial Company’s Trustee Claims Accountants Knew About Fraud [Chicago Bar-Tender]