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EXCLUSIVE: Clinton Foundation Auditor Has Troubled Regulatory History

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posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 10:01 AM
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Taking the cue to focus more on the Clinton Foundation rather than the email issue:


Federal regulatory agencies have repeatedly issued sanctions and fines against BKD, the small Midwestern accounting firm that for 13 years was chief auditor for the Clinton Foundation’s operations, according to an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation.

BKD ranks in the bottom half of all auditing companies in the United States, with reported revenue of $500 million. That compares to accounting leader Deloitte, LLP, which billed nearly $15 billion in revenue. BKD employs 1,523 professionals nationwide, while Deloitte has 64,884 professionals worldwide.

BKD has made news in other ways, however. It was indicted by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Depository Insurance Corporation for “unprofessional conduct” and “gross negligence,” according to federal court documents

And the Public Company Oversight Accounting Board (PCOAB), the nation’s top federal oversight agency for American accounting firms, reported that BKD violated auditor independence rules over the years, which its inspectors reported as “significant deficiencies.”


Who would have thought that an entity such as the Clinton Foundation would employ such a company to audit its books?

And just like Platte River, this is not a large company, but rather smallish (as can be seen above) and not in the league one would think an international charity organization would need for operations of a global scale.


President Clinton chose the Little Rock, Arkansas office of BKD in 2001 during construction of his presidential library there. Even then there were signs of conflicts of interest as BKD was also the auditor for the construction company’s parent company. In addition, the parent company’s chief financial officer also served on BKD’s official management committee.

Nevertheless, the Clintons kept BKD and retained it after the foundation dramatically altered its mission to fight global problems and its assets reached $200 million.

The BKD office in Little Rock also was embroiled in a major Arkansas scandal of its own making. Federal regulators blamed BKD for the sudden 2010 collapse of a Batesville, Arkansas savings bank after only five years of operation. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) regulators accused BKD of failing to discover a fraudulent bond deal that cost the bank $19 million, which exceeded all of its assets.

FDIC regulators hauled BKD into U.S. District Court for Eastern Arkansas in December 2013, charging that its 2009 audit services contained “omissions constituting professional negligence, gross negligence and breach of contract by BKD.”

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The Clinton Foundation also did not respond to requests for comment by TheDCNF.


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More threads upon which to pull, ATS. Have at them!




posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 10:09 AM
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originally posted by: jadedANDcynical

Who would have thought that an entity such as the Clinton Foundation would employ such a company to audit its books?



Is this really a surprise? All phases of the Clinton's dealings are incestuous between everyone involved from the top to bottom of any of their endeavors. They have all their bases covered, all the time. They can involve scandalous auditors without fear of any blowback. You can go all the way back to Whitewater and even before. The Clintons are truly untouchable.



posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 10:35 AM
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a reply to: jadedANDcynical

Details on BKD:



BAIRD, KURTZ & DOBSON, LLP

Company Number
1238655
Status
Active
Incorporation Date
25 June 2001 (about 15 years ago)
Company Type
LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIPS
Jurisdiction
Ohio (US)
Registered Address

MISSOURI
United States

Agent Name
J. SCOTT GOLAN
Agent Address
312 WALNUT STREET, SUITE 3000, CINCINNATI,OH 45202
Directors / Officers

J. SCOTT GOLAN, agent, 16 Jul 2015-
STEVEN B RAFFERTY, incorporator

Registry Page
www5.sos.state.oh.us...


opencorporates.com

More infor:


Corporation Details
Entity Number 1238655
Business Name BAIRD, KURTZ & DOBSON, LLP
Filing Type LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIPS
Status Active
Original Filing Date 06/25/2001
Expiry Date
Location: County: State: MISSOURI
Agent / Registrant Information
J. SCOTT GOLAN
312 WALNUT STREET, SUITE 3000
CINCINNATI,OH 45202
Effective Date: 07/16/2015
Contact Status: Active
Incorporator Information
STEVEN B RAFFERTY


Ohio Secretary of State


Steven Rafferty
Inactive Fort Smith, AR — Previous Partner for Bkd, Llp

Bkd, Llp
Incorporated
Texas in 2001 Texas in 2008 Texas in 2003 New York in 2002
Active Status
15 Years in Business
1 Officers Found


corporationwiki.com


Leslie E. Robertson Associates

The New York office of LERA is located at 40 Wall Street, The Trump Building in the Financial District of Manhattan.

LERA has provided the structural design service for several of the world's tallest building structures, including the Shanghai World Financial Center and the World Trade Center in New York City. Other prominent structures designed by the firm include the Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong, the Bitexco Financial Tower in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Four World Trade Center in New York City, the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, The Broad in Los Angeles,[4] and the Columbia University Medical Center Graduate Education building,[5] and the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center renovation.[6]


Wikipedia



Corporate Records
New York Department of State
Filing Type: Domestic Professional Corporation
Status: Active
State: New York
State ID: 416276
Date Filed: Monday, November 29, 1976
DOS Process Leslie E. Robertson Associates Consulting Engineers P.C.
Source Record NY DOS
Corporate Notes
Source Date Type Note
[New York Department of State] 11/29/1976 Name History/Actual Skilling, Helle, Christiansen, Robertson, P.C.
[New York Department of State] 1/7/1983 Name History/Actual Robertson, Fowler & Associates P.C.
[New York Department of State] 6/4/1987 Name History/Actual Leslie E. Robertson Associates Consulting Engineers P.C.


Corporation Wiki

More for your perusal, ATS.



posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 02:22 PM
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a reply to: jadedANDcynical

Trump owns a lot of buildings, I am sure there are better direct ties to the Clintons than through LERA, like maybe donations to the Clinton foundation?

It appears the Clintons only deal with people whom they can blackmail, which probably includes almost every member of Congress as well as large corporations. It creates a shield around them. She doesn't care if one of her criminal cohorts falls, she has many many more. However, they all care if she falls because that means they ALL FALL at the same time.

It's like the Panama papers being released, that a net that scoops everyone involved at one time. If the president of Argentina gets found out alone, that's just him. Clinton controls an octopus of corrupt tentacles, she is like a modern day Cthulu, our version of the penultimate evil. It almost makes her the antichrist candidate.

Cheers - Dave



posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 02:33 PM
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BEARS REPEATING:


originally posted by: UnBreakable
Is this really a surprise? All phases of the Clinton's dealings are incestuous between everyone involved from the top to bottom of any of their endeavors. They have all their bases covered, all the time. They can involve scandalous auditors without fear of any blowback. You can go all the way back to Whitewater and even before. The Clintons are truly untouchable.


INDEED.

Though I think "incestuous" is too weak a term. I just can't think of a better one.

edit on 4/7/2016 by BO XIAN because: tag



posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 02:35 PM
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a reply to: bobs_uruncle

I think she'd volunteer for the Anti-Christ job . . . if

she could figure out a convincing way to get a penis.

However, she seems perfectly gleeful to be a Jr such evil.



posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 03:43 PM
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I really wonder just how many death and thefts can be attributed to the Clintons.

Most of us can't even get away with one.



posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 03:57 PM
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Folks, all we need to do is focus on the Foundation and really open this can of worms up. Excellent job so far.

Let's make this the reason she doesn't get in.




posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 04:07 PM
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originally posted by: BO XIAN
a reply to: bobs_uruncle

I think she'd volunteer for the Anti-Christ job . . . if

she could figure out a convincing way to get a penis.

However, she seems perfectly gleeful to be a Jr such evil.


In the biblical text, I don't think gender is assigned to the antichrist. Somebody correct me if I am wrong.

Cheers - Dave



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