Who Can You Trust in the World of Money Laundering?

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Augustine Osemwegie, the owner of a used car dealership in Fall River, Massachusetts, has pleaded guilty to money laundering. Questions: How was Osemwegie caught? What was the method he used to launder money? Was this his own money? Explain. Source: Media Team of RegXSA. (2022). US-based owner of used car dealership pleads guilty to international… Read more »

Exploiting Inflation to Pad Bottom Lines

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According to The Washington Post, some companies are exploiting inflation to pad their bottom lines. Questions: What evidence indicates that companies are raising prices to exploit rather than in relation to underlying cost increases? If companies are passing on their own higher costs to consumers, their _______________ should stay roughly the same. How do analysts… Read more »

Consolidated vs. combined financial statement? How to choose?

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According to Accounting Today, choosing a consolidated versus combined financial statement for companies with multiple businesses can be a complex and confusing process. Questions: According to the article, what tool(s) make(s) it easier to spot trends and highlight relevant data points? According to the article, what makes preparing complex financial statements easier and less time… Read more »

Major Supplier Under Cyberattack

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According to the New York Times, Toyota, the world’s largest automaker, said on Monday that it had suspended all production in Japan after a possible cyberattack at a major supplier. Questions: What is the name of Toyota’s major supplier? Why have cyberattacks become increasingly more common in Japan in recent years? What will the stoppage… Read more »

Are they the Bitcoin Bonnie and Clyde?

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According to the New York Times, Ilya Lichtenstein and Heather Morgan were charged with conspiracy to launder billions of dollars worth of Bitcoin.Credit. Questions: What was the Bitfinex hacking? What was the role of the complex shuffling of Bitcoin by the couple in the fraud in January 2017?   When the government executed a search… Read more »

Disposable Plates, Cup Holders, and Fast Food Containers

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A company. Lifepack, in Colombia is making eco-friendly plates out of the tops of old pineapple tops. Questions: How old is the company? The company also makes cups that contain seeds. What types of plants can be grown with these products? About how many eco-friendly plates does the company turn out a day? What are… Read more »

These Shoes are Pieces of Garbage!

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According to the IndiaTimes.com, this is a sustainability concept on steroids! Questions: What is the concept behind this already profitable startup? How old is its founder and where is the startup located? Would you buy this product? If you were the accountant advising this company, what would be your main concerns? What is the company… Read more »

Integrity in the Supply Chain

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Jordan Strauss, managing director in the Forensic Investigations & Intelligence Practice of Kroll, LLC, details the major risks of corruption existing in supply chains today, and offers tips on addressing them. Questions: Normally, where are the greatest risks in supply chains? How have risks changed in the supply chain during the COVID-pandemic? What percentage of… Read more »

High Costs to Comply with Sales Taxes

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According to a new survey as reported by Accounting Today, midsized businesses spend 163 hours per month on sales tax compliance, typically costing more than $17,000. Questions: Which industry had the highest total estimated costs per month? What percentage greater in the amount of time was spent by the retail industry as compared to the manufacturing… Read more »

Striketober

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According to the Washington Post, Striketober is upon us, with factory workers, nurses and school bus drivers among the thousands of Americans who walked off jobs in October. Questions: According to the article, what are some of the reasons for so much striking? Is there any linkage between the “Great Resignation” and the increased striking?… Read more »