DeKalb County School Teachers and Employees Reach $117 Million Settlement with DeKalb County School District

In September 2020, DeKalb County school teachers and other employees reached a settlement with the DeKalb County School District (“District”) over unpaid retirement contributions and lost investment earnings.  The dispute began as a result of a 2009 decision by the District to stop making contractual contributions to certain teachers’ and district employees’ retirement plans.  Attorneys…

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Pat Salem Promoted to COO

IAG Forensics & Valuation is pleased to announce that Pat Salem has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of the firm.  She succeeds George Dyke, who served as our Director of Operations for many years and who will continue as IAG’s Controller, handling the firm’s day-to-day financial duties.  In addition to her role as COO,…

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IAG Welcomes New Managing Partner

                                                IAG Forensics & Valuation is proud to announce the appointment of Karen Fortune, CPA/CFF, CGMA as managing partner of the firm.  She succeeds Laurie Dyke, CPA/CFF, CFE, the founder of the…

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Top 10 COVID-19 Frauds by Vic Hartman

Vic Hartman, former Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and friend of IAG, details ten of the most common COVID-19 related frauds in his most recent blog post. Click here to read the full article.

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Best Practices for a Business Interruption Claim Related to COVID-19

The outbreak of the coronavirus has greatly altered the global economic landscape.  The repercussions of this pandemic have been felt immediately and will be felt months, possibly even years from now.  Aside from the very personal effects of this pandemic being felt globally, which are too numerous to list here, businesses have been forced by…

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Paycheck Protection Program Info

For complete information about the Paycheck Protection Program and other assistance for small businesses, visit the Treasury Dept. website at:  https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/top-priorities/cares-act/assistance-for-small-businesses IAG has developed an Excel spreadsheet to help small businesses document their payroll costs for the Paycheck Protection Program.  If you are interested in obtaining a copy of the Excel spreadsheet at NO COST,…

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Cobb County Elder Abuse Case Still Making Headlines

Even though two years have passed since Jeff and Joseph Carr were convicted of stealing millions of dollars from elderly Cobb County woman, Frances Perkins, their case is still being mentioned in the local newspaper. On February 25th, the AJC published an article describing this case and explaining why so many lawmakers are advocating for new ways to help protect…

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Loan to Shareholder v Distribution

IAG recently noted a handy article posted by tax attorney, Anthony Rollins, on Wagner, Johnston & Rosenthal’s website. Anthony (“A.J.”) summarized the tax court’s consideration of a question often asked in other litigation – is that shareholder loan really a distribution? A.J. included several aspects of the loan that the court evaluated. It’s a useful reference list.…

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