Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Scottish Accountants get a General Counsel well versed in whitewashing the crimes of his colleagues

As if to prove in today's Scotland .. that the crooked go further than the honest in society... ICAS, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, have appointed none other than Dr Tom McMorrow, their in-house lawyer, to the position of General Counsel.

Dr Tom McMorrow has been the Director of legal services for ICAS, for several years .. then was made executive director, regulation and compliance ... but after having experienced his abilities first hand, his job title should read Chief of Cover ups .. because that's certainly what he did when I made a complaint against one of his crooked colleagues, Borders accountant Norman Howitt of Welch Accountants, Hawick & Galashiels

What did McMorrow do for my complaint against his crooked colleague ? well, he conveniently covered up a lot of evidence in his first investigation of Howitt .. which made no mention of Howitt stealing my mother's pension book & bank books ... and trying to take every penny she had in a dirty scheme involving a crooked Hawick lawyer - Nigel Hall of Haddon & Turnbull, Hawick ... and McMorrow made sure Howitt got off the hook ... making sure there would be no claim for damages against his criminal actions. McMorrow even covered up the fact that Howitt made fake claims to the Police to try and mask his thievery .. and the idiot Borders Police fell for it at the time .. only later realising they had been 'had'.

McMorrow has his own chequered history though .. and twice was thrown off the investigation into Norman Howitt for personal attacks on me, because of my inquiries into a former business partner, an Advocate, who embezzled tens of thousands of pounds of her clients money .. Jennifer Carpenter .. and Advocate who bought McMorrow's legal practice in Falkirk .. and McMorrow certainly didn't appreciate the likes of me inquiring into what happened ... and why the Law Society of Scotland exhonerated him of any involvement .. before anything had even been alleged it seems.

You can read more about how Tom McMorrow covered up for crooked accountant Norman Howitt of Welch & Co Accountants Hawick & Galashiels, here : Norman Howitt - A Crooked Borders Accountant strikes against my family .. and here's a warning on how the crooked accountancy profession in Scotland want in on the act of handling wills & probate services for clients ... after the example of Norman Howitt ripping off my dad's money & getting away with it :Scottish Accountants try to amend LPLA Bill for their own benefit - but refuse independent regulation safeguards for the consumer

This says a lot for Scotland these days ... where crooked professionals are running key services & industries .. these people often being referred to by their colleagues as the 'great & the good' .. but they are very far from that .. they are nothing more than crooks put in place to save colleagues when they get caught with their fingers in the 'till.

Read the article, from the Herald Newspaper, here : http://www.theherald.co.uk/business/72666.html

ICAS names regulatory guru McMorrow general counsel
PAUL ROGERSON October 23 2006

Dr Tom McMorrow, in-house regulatory expert at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, has been promoted to the position of general counsel of the Edinburgh-based body.

He will work closely with Anton Colella, the new chief executive, on all legal, disciplinary and contractual matters affecting the institute and its 16,000 members.

McMorrow takes up the position three years after being installed as executive director, regulation and compliance at ICAS.

The institute said: "The growing demands of regulators and the increasingly complex international relationships that ICAS is involved in has meant that the legal resources at the institute need to be supplemented."

McMorrow said: "There is no doubt that the legal demands on the institute are greater than before and the monitoring role we have is becoming ever more complex. I'm delighted to be working closely with Anton as general counsel, which allows me to advise him on every aspect of our legal responsibilities." Colella said: "It is fundamental that Tom and I work closely together and this new role allows us to do that.

"The institute needs to continue to be an effective regulator, operate our regulatory function with transparency and ensure that our statutory obligations are fulfilled to the satisfaction of the public and our members. Tom's experience and know-how of the legal obligations and requirements of the institute have never been more important."

Regulatory issues with which the institute is grappling include helping the Treasury to clamp down on unregulated "accountants" who may be involved in money laundering.

The 16,000-member body has been asked to consider sending its monitoring teams into practices staffed by people who call themselves accountants but are not properly qualified.

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