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The executive director of the California Board of Accountancy has brought a complaint against accountant Erik Lloyd Tigard. Twice in 2011, he pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. In February of last year, he was arrested for being in possession of a controlled substance, cocaine. He pleaded guilty once again. The California Board of Accountancy will later decide whether to revoke or suspend Tigard's certified public accountant certificate.

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Jane Belanger Feb. 3, 2013 @ 3:52 p.m.

"pleaded guilty" always reads/sounds weird to me, even though I know it's considered correct.

It's like someone saying they "readed a book."

Oh, English!


Don Bauder Feb. 3, 2013 @ 5:09 p.m.

Jane: I like "pleaded" and for some reason dislike "pled." That's what makes markets. Best, Don Bauder


Burwell Feb. 3, 2013 @ 5:24 p.m.

Tigard appears to have fallen prey to the Gaslamp/Pacific Beach lifestyle like so many others who have flushed their lives down the toilet. A way of life that many have found as addictive and destructive as heroin.


Don Bauder Feb. 4, 2013 @ 7:34 a.m.

Burwell: It appears that is true. So sad. Best, Don Bauder


SurfPuppy619 Feb. 3, 2013 @ 6:57 p.m.

So he had THREE substance charges, alcohol and coke, in a 12-24 month period. That is a problem for sure.


Don Bauder Feb. 4, 2013 @ 7:35 a.m.

SurfPup: Yes, it appears he should get treatment -- now. Best, Don Bauder


Fulano de Tal Feb. 3, 2013 @ 7:11 p.m.

His books aren't the only things that are out-of-balance.


Don Bauder Feb. 4, 2013 @ 7:37 a.m.

Fulano: To my knowledge, he has not been charged with cooking anybody's books. But he may have cooked his own goose. Best, Don Bauder


Visduh Feb. 4, 2013 @ 7:57 a.m.

It is doubtful that the board scans all the arrest/conviction records of all the jurisdictions in the state, looking for its license holders. Someone or some agency had to file some sort of report or complaint with the board that set this process in motion. Who would have done that? I'd guess it was a client who was irked to learn that his/her books were neglected and not up to date, or some such breakdown, and then learned of the convictions. It still surprises me to learn that the board will proceed with such action when there is no claim of a professional failure or professional misconduct.


Don Bauder Feb. 4, 2013 @ 11 a.m.

Visduh: The accountancy board has not stated that there has been any dereliction of an accountant's duties. Section 5100 of the organization's code says that a license can be revoked or suspended or not renewed upon "conviction of any crime substantially related to the qualifications, functions, and duties of a certified public accountant." Best, Don Bauder


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