July 1, 1998
Harrison Digicom Inc. said Tuesday it has ordered a re-audit of its 1995 and 1996 financial statements due to concerns that reports from its former auditor in Vietnam may not be genuine. The Costa Mesa company said it has hired Deloitte & Touche's Vietnam affiliate to audit the company's financial statements for fiscal years 1995, 1996 and 1997. Deloitte & Touche alerted the company to its concerns about the 1995 and 1996 statements.
March 12, 1990 |
Union Bank Wins $5-Million Court Award: Accounting firm Arthur Young & Co. (now known as Ernst & Young) was ordered Thursday to pay $5 million to Union Bank of San Francisco for negligence in preparing financial statements on a Los Angeles company. An Orange County Superior Court jury in Santa Ana found the financial statements for Small World Greetings were inadequate and faulted the bank for sloppy lending practices. (Filed May 17, 1988; Case No. X557156)
June 1, 1994
IDB Communications Group Inc. Auditor Quits: The company said Deloitte & Touche resigned after the accounting firm "questioned various adjustments" in IDB's first-quarter financial statements. IDB, a fast-growing Los Angeles-based telecommunications firm, is headed by Jeffrey P. Sudikoff, who recently joined with entertainment industry executive Joseph Cohen to buy a 72% stake in the L.A. Kings from financially troubled owner Bruce McNall.
February 12, 1997 |
Centennial Technologies Inc. said it fired Chairman and Chief Executive Emanuel Pinez and began an investigation into the accuracy of its financial statements. Centennial's investigation probably means earnings will be revised lower, said Centennial director J.P. Luc Beaubien. The action represents a painful turn of events for a company whose stock performance last year ranked it 12th in the Bloomberg 100, up 452%. The stock has recently plunged from $55 to $16.