A new KPMG tax shelter era document surfaced, in original format, that had not yet been cited or quoted from in any media reports. The document tells us that late in the negotiations, June 27, 2005 the DOJ still would not agree to all of KPMG’s terms, including promising not to criminally charge the firm. But the decision to make sure the firm did not “go under” had already been made. KPMG and its Skadden attorneys only had to make sure the DOJ didn’t, in a misguided show of sheer aggressiveness, cause another Arthur Andersen.
…Because that’s where the money is! (Interestingly, he was shot by one of his own gang…) For the US Department of Justice, it’s getting to be like shooting fish in a barrel. But how quickly they’ve decided not to prosecute the firm. Is this how it’s going to be from now on? Does it have […]
I am afraid I don’t have much to say about the appointment of Sir Michael Rake of KPMG as Chairman of British Telecom. I guess once you become “knighted” you’re too good for the accounting firms. He should have a broader stage. What’s funny is the repeated mention of his “key ” role in resolving […]