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Thursday, September 19, 2013

CPA's License Revoked for Daughter's Trust Fund Theft


David O. Christensen was convicted of theft after misappropriating funds as conservator of his daughter’s trust account.  He then had his CPA licenses in Washington and Oregon revoked as a result of the conviction. 

Now, Christensen has been disbarred by the IRS’s Office of Professional Responsibility.  He had requested to continue a limited practice preparing tax returns, but an administrative law judge declined, holding the seriousness of his offense to warrant disbarment.  Christensen will be prohibited from all practice before the IRS for a five-year period.

See Michael Cohn, CPA Disbarred for Stealing from Daughter’s Trust Fund, Accounting Today, Sept. 17, 2013.


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A CPA can lose her license, but a CPA cannot be "disbarred" unless that CPA is also a member of the bar.

Posted by: HBR | Sep 19, 2013 11:11:10 PM

Is this accountant allowed to do anything in the private sector, such as a job as a controller or accountant or is this just through the IRS? It kind of seems shady that he would even try to stay in this profession at all after the things that he did.

Posted by: Alex Webb | Oct 4, 2013 10:28:07 AM

Easy To Remain A Tax Accountant, Just Hire A Secretary And Use Their IRS number

Posted by: Bob Smith | Apr 11, 2016 3:06:10 PM

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