Ernie Cooper featured in Los Angeles Business Journal article

Ernie Cooper, Vicenti partner for our Los Angeles office, was featured in a Los Angeles Business Journal article on March 23, 2015.  The article “Former FBI Agent Now Hunts for Cooked Books” discusses Vicenti forensic accounting practice and Ernie’s diverse and storied background that led to his current capabilities in serving clients. Read the full […]

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The SEC Cracks Down on School Districts

By Renee Graves, Dan Warden, and Abigail Stokes Palsma School Business Affairs, Association of School Business Officials, January 2014 Districts and Municipalities can protect their ability to purchase bonds in the future by posting the right financial reports related to current bond debt. The SEC is turning up the heat enforcing Rule 15c2-12, so now […]

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Preserving Digital Evidence—How to Protect a Municipality’s Case Against Fraud

By John Hostetler, Ernie Cooper, & Abigail Stokes Palsma MiniNews, California Society of Municipal Finance Officers, September 2013 When fraud is suspected, the natural instinct is to look for evidence. Unfortunately, searching digital devices to find the proof can erode the credibility of the evidence. To protect digital evidence of financial fraud, create a reactive […]

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School Districts & Municipalities Be Warned-SEC’s Probe Into Bond Disclosure Compliance Puts Bond Issuers on Alert

By Renée Graves, Dan Warden, and Abigail Stokes Palsma August MiniNews, California Society of Municipal Finance Officers, August 2013 The SEC has recently charged a school district for failure to comply with continuing disclosure rules. Find out how to protect your governmental agency’s ability to sell bonds. Note: Special thanks to the Community College Districts […]

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Working from Home? Tax Deductions Available

By Tim Evans, OC Lawyer Magazine, April 2013 How do you know if you qualify for tax deductions as a telecommuting employee? Find out how to maximize tax savings here.” Full Orange County Bar Association article can be read at: Working_from_Home.pdf

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