Ex-KPMG Partner, Ex-Regulator Can't Nix Fraud Convictions

Law360 (September 10, 2019, 11:35 AM EDT) -- A New York federal judge has shut down efforts by an ex-KPMG partner and a former Public Company Accounting Oversight Board official to nullify their March convictions over an alleged jobs-for-secrets scheme.

U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken said Monday that former KPMG LLP partner David Middendorf and ex-PCAOB official Jeffrey Wada did not convince him that the government failed to show the two knowingly engaged in the scheme, which allegedly involved Wada stealing information about which KPMG audits would be reviewed by the board and passing it along to a group of executives at the Big Four accounting firm that...

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