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Disciplinary actions.

As a result of investigations of alleged violations of the Codes of Professional Conduct of the AICPA and/or state CPA societies, the following ethics cases have been resolved by settlement agreement under the Joint Ethics Enforcement Program:

* Edward C. Horton of Springfield, N.J., suspended from membership in the AICPA and the New Jersey Society of CPAs for one year, effective Mar. 13, 2005.

* Janis M. Reams of Reno, Nev., admonished by the AICPA and the Nevada Society of CPAs, effective May 15, 2005.

In lieu of an investigation of alleged violations of the Code of Professional Conduct of the AICPA and/or state CPA societies, the following ethics case has been resolved by a settlement agreement:

* Brian J. Smith of Santa Barbara, Calif., suspended from membership in the AICPA and the New Jersey Society of CPAs for one year, effective Mar. 13, 2005. As a result of a decision by a hearing panel of the Joint Trial Board, the following member has had his AICPA membership:

--Terminated following a denial by an ad hoc committee of the Joint Trial Board of a request for review of the decision of the original trial board:

* John Sterling of Crisfield, Md., effective May 10, 2005.

Under the automatic disciplinary provisions of the Institute's bylaws, the following members have had their AICPA memberships:

--Terminated because of final judgments of conviction for crimes punishable by imprisonment for more than one year:

* Ronald S. Penegor of Iron Mountain, Mich., effective May 10, 2005.

* Jean L. Vorburger of Hawley, Pa., effective May 10, 2005.

Details on these disciplinary actions can be accessed through:

www.aicpa.org/pubs/cpaltr/index.htm
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Title Annotation:investigations of certified public accoutants
Publication:CPA Letter
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Date:Jul 1, 2005
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