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Accounting and Auditing

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  • Estonian man pleads guilty in Megaupload piracy case

    An Estonian man who worked as a computer programmer for the now-defunct file-sharing website Megaupload has pleaded guilty in what prosecutors say was a massive copyright-piracy scheme run through the site. Andrus Nomm, 36, pleaded guilty Friday in...
  • Are you a hack waiting to happen? Your boss wants to know

    The next phishing email you get could be from your boss. With high-profile security breaches on the rise, from Sony Pictures to Anthem, companies are on the defensive. And they want to make sure their employees are not a hack waiting to happen. Data...
  • Why you should care that IBM's CEO is grossly overpaid

    Why you should care that IBM's CEO is grossly overpaid
    Reader E.G. Rice of Marina del Rey has taken issue with my recent post on the nice raise that IBM has given its chairman and CEO, Virginia Rometty, despite the company's awful financial results in 2014. To recap, Rometty is getting a $3.6-million bonus...
  • Assembly OKs giving auditors access to election records

    The Wisconsin Assembly has passed a bill that would give auditors access to the state elections board's investigative records. The measure passed on a voice vote Thursday. The Senate passed the bill earlier this month. It now goes to Gov. Scott Walker...
  • DWP nonprofit standoff said to center on amount of auditors' note-taking

     DWP nonprofit standoff said to center on amount of auditors' note-taking
    A long-awaited examination of how two controversial Los Angeles Department of Water and Power nonprofit trusts spent millions of ratepayer dollars stalled over a concern that auditors were taking too many notes, according to City Hall sources. Under a...
  • Wal-Mart: Abuses outlined by L.A. Times 'have no place in our supply chain'

    Wal-Mart issued the following statement describing its plans to help improve living conditions for Mexican farmworkers. The giant retailer said it was acting in response to a Los Angeles Times series, "Product of Mexico," published in December: Wal-Mart...
  • Lack of cooperation halts audit of DWP trusts, city says

    Lack of cooperation halts audit of DWP trusts, city says
    An audit heralded last year by L.A. city leaders as a breakthrough in efforts to determine what two controversial Department of Water and Power nonprofit trusts did with tens of millions of ratepayer dollars has ground to a halt, The Times has learned....
  • Renting underwater home has tax implications

    Q: I just received a 1099 for income I received from renting my townhouse. This income is less than the mortgage payments I paid. How do I file this on my federal and state income taxes? By the way, I had no choice but to rent the property because I am...
  • Some still struggle to pay back first-time home buyer credit

    Q: My son purchased a home in 2008 using the first-time home buyer credit. As required, he has been repaying $500 annually to the IRS with his return. He is now in the process of purchasing a new home with his future wife. He cannot sell his old home...
  • Auditor's office to close early Friday

    The Porter County Auditor's office will close at 1 p.m. Friday. The staff, in conjunction with the county's building maintenance and information technology departments, will empty out the office, at 155 Indiana Ave., so that new carpeting can be...
  • Audit finds major cost increases, delays in state computer project

    Audit finds major cost increases, delays in state computer project
    Poor planning and oversight of a computer system by the state Department of Consumer Affairs led to significant delays and cost increases, according to a state audit released Thursday. The agency’s BreEZe information technology system, aimed at...