Tag Archives: 2003

Attorney General Vows to Prosecute Officials who Violate Public Information Laws

November 30, 2003 The ongoing education of public officials is the key to open government, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said. But public officials from the Rio Grande Valley seem reluctant to learn, according to records kept by the Attorney Generals office. Few Valley public officials have attended the attorney generals annual conference on open…

Enforcement

September 29, 2003 Eyes on Enforcement Section 105 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 grants the PCAOB broad investigative and disciplinary authority over registered public accounting firms and persons associated with such firms. To implement this authority, Section 105(a) directs the Board to establish, by rule, fair procedures for the investigation and discipline of registered…

Arizona Closes the Case Handout 2

July 2003 Over a period of several years, the management of the Baptist Foundation of Arizona (BFA) engaged in one of the most audacious fraud schemes on record. BFA ultimately filed for bankruptcy, and thousands of elderly investors lost their life savings. How did such a massive fraud develop? What clues did the auditors overlook?…

Austin American Statesman, Jim Suydam, 8/29/02

August 29, 2002 A Travis County Grand Jury indicted two current and one former member of the State Board of Education Thursday, alleging the trio violated the state’s open meetings law. See Full Presentation:Austin American Statesman Presentation