Crime

AICPA hands out raft of disciplinary actions

Five members have been provided with varying levels of measures by the organization

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has announced a raft of disciplinary actions for five of its members.

Thomas Whittle III and Douglas Will saw their respective memberships at the organization terminated on January 15, 2021 and February 26, 2021.

Whittle was convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, while Douglas was found guilty of failing to cooperate with the ethics charging authority in its investigation of his professional conduct.

Meanwhile, Joselito Spaiandante has been suspended from the AICPA for two years effective May 13 2020, following disciplinary action taken by the California Board of Accounting.

Zara Yanh-Yee So has entered into a settlement agreement under the joint ethics enforcement program effective February 8, 2021. 

In turn, she was admonished by the AICPA for an order related to her failure to comply with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy’s “continuing professional education requirements”.

Finally, Garrian Sledge entered a settlement agreement effective March 9, 2021 after an investigation of alleged violations of the codes of professional conduct at the institute.

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