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Saturday, October 24, 2009

UPDATED 2: Accountant Wins $500,000 Settlement from Board of Accountancy Where Public Records Played Key Role

Allied Law Group is proud to report that a client of the firm, Ed Clark, CPA, received a $500,000 settlement in a series of cases alleging retaliation by the Board of Accountancy. Public records played a key role in the outcome.

Here is The Olympian's story on the case.

The Seattle Times piece is here.

It is an amazing story. It shows that public records can save the day. And why agencies doing bad things hate the Public Records Act.

UPDATE 1: Looks like the Governor's Office is looking at a "consultant" to look at the Board of Accountancy. See the reaction to that.

UPDATE 2: The Board of Accountancy will investigate itself in the wake of paying out $500,000 to settle retaliation claims. The State Auditor says he will speak with the Governor and Attorney General about it.