Last month Fiat Chrysler paid the SEC $40 million in penalties. The company had accumulated unreported sales in what FCA employees called a “cookie jar.” In months when FCA wanted its vehicle sales to appear better than they were, it dipped into the cookie jar to inflate sales numbers.… Continue Reading
Massachusetts-based Alere Inc. will pay more than $13 million to settle charges that it bribed foreign officials and committed accounting fraud to meet revenue targets, the SEC said Thursday.
Alere subsidiaries in India and Colombia “obtained or retained business” by using distributors or consultants to make improper payments to officials of government agencies or entities under government control, the SEC said.… Continue Reading
KPMG agreed Tuesday to pay more than $6.2 million to settle charges that it failed to properly audit the financial statements of an oil and gas company that was itself charged with accounting fraud for inflating the value of Alaska assets by more than $400 million.… Continue Reading