KPMG Bosses Squeezed Me From Day 1, Cooperator Says

By Jack Newsham (February 19, 2019, 10:02 PM EST) -- An accountant who left the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board for KPMG and agreed to testify against his former colleagues told a Manhattan jury on Tuesday that his supervisors at the Big Four auditing powerhouse began pressing him for regulatory secrets starting on his first day on the job.

Brian Sweet, who took a plea and cooperated in the federal case against two former regulators and three KPMG partners, took the stand for the first time on Tuesday. He told jurors that defendant David Middendorf — his boss's boss — asked him over lunch on his first day at KPMG whether...

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