Financial Accounting

Ex-KPMG Inspection Leader Avoids Prison in Cheating Plot (2)

Dec. 2, 2020, 8:06 PM; Updated: Dec. 2, 2020, 10:20 PM

KPMG LLP’s former inspections leader was sentenced to two years of supervised release for his role in a scheme to rely on stolen information to boost the firm’s annual regulatory review performance.

Thomas Whittle served as a key witness for federal prosecutors, testifying against two of his co-conspirators at trial. He directed the U.S. attorney’s office to emails and documents that helped secure guilty pleas and convictions. He pleaded guilty in 2018 to five counts including wire fraud and conspiracy to defraud the government and avoided a prison sentence due to his cooperation.

He was the last of a group...

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