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Accounting Fraud/Enron general

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- Thu, 10 Dec 2015 23:25:01 EST DENqVUuL No.44888
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Currently doing a research project on Enron & why accounting fraud never works. I've already done plenty of research, watched The Smartest Guys In The Room, etc. Apparently plenty of law schools use the collapse of Enron in their classes. So I was just wondering if /law/ had any extensive information on accounting fraud and why it never works (usually). It would be appreciated. Bonus: I live near Houston where the company was located, so talking to friends/family about Enron has been really easy.

>Accounting Fraud general thread
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Fanny Bliffingdun - Fri, 11 Dec 2015 01:53:27 EST FyPcY6k3 No.44890 Reply
because with accounting debits always have to equal credits in the end

and when it's bogged down with a bunch of phony transactions that make no sense at all people get suspicious, especially when its millions of dollars
Hannah Blackman - Fri, 11 Dec 2015 09:55:08 EST J8K1kZ8J No.44891 Reply
I don't think Enron would have been an issue for anyone if they hadn't shuttered immediately afterwards.

Letting the board pilfer the company is generally protected under the business judgment rule.

New to /LAW/

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- Wed, 02 Dec 2015 10:15:32 EST eQnGTXjW No.44874
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Hello all,

At around 4:00 A.M. EST, i was working at my local grocery store. I normally work day shift cashier. As of late i have been working "file maintenance", which is responsible for taking down and putting up new tags/signs. Only because they are short handed for the holidays. The night lead is a real company man, with twenty plus years under his belt. Lives, breaths, eats, shits, and sleeps for the company. He is in charge of the store overnight. Now, myself and a few others listen to music on this shift while working. Because it helps pass the time, and no music plays in the store during these early hours. I don't use headphones, but listen through my phone out loud. Not loud enough to really bother anyone. There i was minding my own business, when the night lead comes up. Starts harassing me about the music. Telling me, not asking, to turn it off. He became rather irate, when i didn't turn it off. Raising his voice to me, acting out like a child having a tantrum. Telling him that he was out of line, and needed to take it down a notch. I was being completely civil with him. I told him i was tired of him singling me out every opportunity he got, and to leave me alone( I am not the only one who does this, and he doesn't say a thing). He told me to leave, and I said no. He then called the cops on me! When they arrived i told them my side, and that this man was ridiculous. I was told either i leave, or i would be arrested for trespassing. I lost four and a half hours of work for listening to music. It was a sad turn of events. I left with a very salty taste in my mouth, and have since, called the Union, and some local labor firm of sorts. But, what i want to know, is there anything legal action that i can take? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Shitting Cillynene - Thu, 03 Dec 2015 09:50:01 EST qK1ZjfvE No.44878 Reply
Go ahead and apply for unemployment because I highly doubt you still have a job. And because you are the one who escalated the situation don't be surprised if your unemployment claim gets denied.
Emma Chunderbotch - Thu, 03 Dec 2015 21:20:12 EST ZwixIBj1 No.44880 Reply
>I don't use headphones, but listen through my phone out loud. Not loud enough to really bother anyone.

I guarantee you that this behavior is fucking annoying. No one else wants to hear your music. They really don't.

> is there anything legal action that i can take?

For what? Calling the cops on you when you wouldn't leave? What do you expect?
Barnaby Grandford - Sun, 06 Dec 2015 02:21:17 EST U23++ADK No.44881 Reply
>>I don't use headphones, but listen through my phone out loud. Not loud enough to really bother >>anyone.

>I guarantee you that this behavior is fucking annoying. No one else wants to hear your music.
>They really don't.

I walk through chain grocery stores and employees at times, 2 am whatever, few customers. People have their portable music and are working stocking shelves, inventory, etc. yes at the same time.

As well managers would allow whatever music over the stores system. No issues I would see whatever.

>> is there anything legal action that i can take?

>For what? Calling the cops on you when you wouldn't leave? What do you expect?

If there is a policy of no audible music by employees, or the like I guess I could see
if it were company policy sorry, a simple sorry (name) but you cannot listen to music,.
store policy But it sounds like that thing just came up like he was trying to crate an
issue, to purposely create a 'situation' where in turn he immediately called the police.

Think about this, nobody really likes to see unneeded conflict between employees
and so-called management, and even worse see police called because some
sniveling dickhead has some issues.

I can bet this management person is basically hated by most employees. likely even supervisors.
I would say this person made a bad decision by calling police and had to explain in a report of
his 'view' of the situation and his actions. (store policy ya know.) In turn the police would have to
fill out a report. All which would be reviewed. Give the police a break for petty 'nothing' situations.

Surely if police are called by said manager and if it as a large chain store is would take resources up the chain to look into why the police were called, at any chain store, restaurant, why he did so and if he had rational state-of-mind authority to send somebody off the job given the circumstances in the first place.

I have worked around people like this manager. It creates a less productive, less cooperative, less
safe working environment.

It goes as well with management that is too permissive of monkey business. I have seen injuries
that should not have happened because of fooling around more than working and people get
hospitalized because of this loose atmosphere permitted by management.

How long does it take for social security to go through a name change regearding benfits?

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- Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:20:30 EST 3xXBEjni No.44854
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Hello I want to change my name but also receive SSI for disability. (MS)
I've had a lot of problems with Social Security and my pension in the past.

A few months ago they falsely accused me of having 5 grand in stocks, which took 3 months to appeal (w/o receiving income)

And it took me two months for them to adjust my income level after a hiccup in their system where they took 1/3 out of regular check.

I'd really like to change my name but they aren't swift or thorough about anything and I do not want them fucking me over like they have in the past.

How long do you think it would take to process the name change and if their is a lapse in reeving income how long would it likely be?
Graham Pockridge - Sun, 29 Nov 2015 19:19:10 EST U23++ADK No.44863 Reply
There are plenty of free legal advice sites out there. Some though you ask a question and then suddenly ask for money for an answer. Look around.
Many are decent attorneys that help, to help, and in turn they learn more in
their practice.

Drug dogs

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- Fri, 27 Nov 2015 18:55:11 EST CxQVSj8G No.44860
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What are the laws regarding reasonable cause to search someone and drug dogs in Canada? Mostly on campus
Nicholas Summercocke - Fri, 27 Nov 2015 19:56:04 EST EbSwDKs7 No.44861 Reply
Deploying a drug dog is considered a search, if that's what you're asking. The only major caveat for searches on campus are dorm rooms. If you live in one, it's probably not like your private residence.
Emma Nicklebury - Fri, 27 Nov 2015 20:06:31 EST BkaAvQoR No.44862 Reply
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>> In most cases, the police can only search you only if you have been placed under arrest or if you have consented to the search. However, there are exceptions. These include:

>If the police find you in a place where they are searching for drugs, and they have reason to believe that you have drugs.
>The police find you in a vehicle where people are transporting or drinking alcohol illegally, and they believe that you have alcohol.
>The police believe that you have an illegal weapon or one that was used to commit a crime, and suspect that it might be removed or destroyed in the time it would take to get a search warrant.

>>If the police search you for any of these reasons, you must allow the search. If you believe that you have been wrongly searched, tell the police that you object to the search, and speak to a lawyer afterwards about your concerns.
>>If the police search you in relation to one offence, and find evidence that you may have committed another offence, you can be charged in relation to the second offence.
>>For example, if they search you on suspicion of having drugs, but find an illegal weapon, you can be charged with possession of the illegal weapon.


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- Mon, 23 Nov 2015 14:34:30 EST Vm+cbRUU No.44850
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I will try to keep this as short as possible people.

I know someone, a woman, who is Lebanese and has 2 children. She is married but they are basically separated. The guy he is I think technically a sociopath and he uses his own kids as pawns in his game. He doe snot love them and he does not live with her or his 2 kids anymore, but does see them sometimes. Example he took them on a 40km journey on a motorbike with no helmets and they are like 10 and 12 yo, also it was cold and now they are ill.

Anyway she wants to the country because Lebanese law is such that the man has all of the power when it comes to custody of kids through a divorce and many other things. She wants to flee. She does not know how and I a wondering what would be the best place, way and how? The main thing here is for the kids sake, this guy is terrible and ruining many lives

Any further details that are needed I will provide them
Thanks in advance
Molly Pittworth - Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:15:19 EST HAfEOiIH No.44856 Reply
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This isn't a law question, other than that you're asking for counsel on how to help her break the law. I'm sorry she's in a shit situation but I have nothing to say that wouldn't fall under common sense.

Try posting in /vroom/. You might get some insightful replies amongst all the crap.


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- Mon, 23 Nov 2015 23:35:07 EST iDNhIqMz No.44851
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If someone was convicted of 5 felonies for an incident, and theyve been sentenced to probation and about 3 years has passed, is there anyway to take the case back to trial or something, and persue attempted manslaughter? Im in NYS, I'd appreciate anyone's feedback. It was 3 years ago, like I said and the court preceedings are all over. I know there's no double-jeopardy in this country but is there some re-assessment of the case that can take place? The police have a machete used in the incident in their possession and a lot of other evidence documented. I have no idea how this guy didn't go to prison, I'm really fucking baffled but I think he ought to.
Hannah Sammertan - Tue, 24 Nov 2015 00:10:55 EST 7uuwzQBM No.44852 Reply
Double jeopardy wouldn't apply to a manslaughter charge if it concerned actions or elements not covered by the previous convictions. If that's too theoretical for you, if there the convictions included things like felony assault and there's no new evidence, the prosecution is done.
Jarvis Sishwater - Tue, 24 Nov 2015 02:23:15 EST X9xKQNwU No.44853 Reply
what was he charged with and what were the circumstances of the case.

why do you want him to be sentenced to more time

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