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EY Fined $100 Million for Ethics Exam Cheating

EY Fined $100 Million for Ethics Exam Cheating

by Starling Insights

Starling Insights Editorial Board

Jul 13, 2022


Ernst & Young (EY) recently agreed to pay a $100 million fine to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) after regulators learned its auditors had cheated on ethics exams and the firm failed to intervene. Regulators accused EY of misleading investigators, withholding evidence, and violating public accounting rules.

The penalty is twice the sum that KPMG paid in 2019 to resolve similar allegations, and is the largest ever levied by the SEC on an auditing firm.

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