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Ex-KPMGer Admits Serial Tax And Bank Fraud, Cover-Up

Law360, New York (February 20, 2019, 10:51 PM EST) -- An accountant who turned against his former colleagues at KPMG and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board in a federal fraud case told a Manhattan jury Wednesday that he and his co-conspirators tried to cover up their crimes — and admitted that he also scammed the IRS and a lender for years without fully disclosing it to prosecutors until the eve of trial.

Brian Sweet, a key witness in the prosecution of former KPMG executive David Middendorf and Jeffrey Wada, an ex-staffer at the PCAOB, testified that he and his colleague Cynthia Holder tried to coordinate their responses once in-house investigators...

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New York Southern

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January 17, 2018

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