July 22, 2018

conflict resolution

Sometimes Being Fired for an Independence Snafu Isn’t That Hard of a Pill to Swallow

Late on Friday, TransMontaigne Partners, L.P.*, "a terminaling and transportation company," issued a press release announcing that they had successfully filed its 10-K for 2011. Not a big deal really, but reading further one discovers that the company had very recently fired KPMG as its auditor: As previously disclosed, the audit committee of our general partner […]

Local Man Sentenced For Accountant Hate Crime

Accountants are a favorite target for blamestorming when your financial situation takes a turn for the worse. Given. However, when a financial ignoramus’s blame manifests itself into physical abuse – especially by faux-celebs – toward his/her accountant (who could also possibly be an ignoramus) that is when an accountant hate crime has occurred, which any functioning society will not tolerate:

Joe Bruner will serve 11 months and 29 days in the county jail for attacking his accountant.

He will also be required to take anger management classes, submit to drug and alcohol evaluation, give up any weapons he has and avoid contact with Wayne Montgomery, the victim.

Circuit Court Judge John Brown imposed the sentence Monday after Bruner, the former owner of Big Kahuna’s water park, spoke at length about his IRS problems, Montgomery’s qualifications as a CPA and a State Attorney’s Office plot against him.

“Mr. Bruner seems to be blaming everyone else for his actions,” prosecutor LaShawn Riggins noted. “He has an excuse for everything.”

Bruner, 57, a former professional football player, was convicted Aug. 20 of felony battery for punching Montgomery several times at a July 21, 2009 business meeting at Bruner’s house.

The conviction was a felony because Bruner had a history of assaulting people. Brown rattled off five other occasions between 2001 and 2010 in which Bruner had faced charges for violence-related incidents.

Bruner gets jail time for assaulting accountant [NWDailyNews]