Investigation of alleged fraud and breach of fiduciary duties


This began as an investigation of our client, alleging fraud and breach of fiduciary duties in connection with the handling of family trusts. The case came to us with a recommendation of license revocation already in place for final decision by the Oregon Board of Accountancy.

We demanded a contested case hearing and discovered irregularities in the investigation. This resulted in the assignment of a new investigator and a complete overhaul of the investigation. We assisted our client through the response to the new investigation and the Board hearings. The result of the second investigation was a recommendation of no fault and no penalties – not even a reprimand.