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ShareSoc asks FRC to intervene at the corporate governance disaster that is Edge - full letter below

Now that ShareSoc is no long run by he who cannot be named it is, on occassion, sounding almost half sensible. Like my colleague Nigel Somerville, it has been sticking it to the disgraced Edge VCT (EDGI) and in that vein Cliff Weight has written to the Financial Reporting Council, FRC, asking it to intervene. It would not be the first regulator I’d think of in such circumstances but it all helps and Cliff pulls no punches in his letter which is below.  

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Labour Lord Prem Sikka flags up the KPMG Silentnight scandal at Westminster

It seems that one politician appreciates the scandal of how lightly KPMG and its former partner David Costley-Wood engaged in and covered up a scam against ordinary workers at Silentnight and the taxpayer and how the man behind it Costley-Wood will not pay a cent of his £500,000 fine.  My articles on this matter were passed by a mutual friend to the Labour peer Prem Sikka who, amazingly for a politician, seems to understand how wrong this is.  Speaking on the new (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill, Hansard records the good Lord as saying:

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Financial Reporting Council launches probe into Crowe UK over Akazoo fraud – but what about Deloitte & InternetQ?

My good pals at the FRC have today announced that it will be launching a full enquiry into the clean sign off given by audit firm Crowe UK into the accounts of the fraud Akazoo for the calendar years 2016, 2017 and 2018. You will remember that Gabriel Grego exposed this UK registered but Greek based and US listed company as a complete fraud in April 2020 and the SEC is now running a full probe. But … the FRC needs to go further.

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Enabling crime DOES pay – Weedy FRC ruling on Grant Thornton & David Newstead over Patisserie Holdings fraud

Nobody doubts that Patisserie Holdings (CAKE) was a fraud and it was a spottable one.  This website expressed its professional scepticism about how sales were surging while footfall in the malls where patisserie outlets were sited were collapsing. Others questioned how a company claiming huge cash balances has almost no net interest income. Yet Grant Thornton lead by partner David Newstead signed off on its accounts for the years to September 30 2015, 2016 and 2017 without question. They were sheer fiction.

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Tom Winnifrith praised and thanked by a regulator yet again as another PLC forced to correct crooked accounts signed off by KPMG

Sometimes when I read what BBMs write about me even I start to wonder if I am a bad guy even though I know all their defamatory slurs are false. But those who matter know otherwise and also take me seriously. Today, another letter arrives thanking me for my work which has caused another PLC to have to restate crook accounts. The Sheriff of AIM vs Eden Research (EDEN) and KPMG (again). For the second time in 4 years my work has spurred the Financial Reporting Council to act against Eden & KPMG.  I have now lost count of how many such missives I have received from my good pals at  the FRC but it is quite a lot. The letter is below.

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St James House – a deeper dive into 2021 results

Nigel has already covered the low lights for the St James House (SJH) results for the year ended 31 January 2021 with its significant loss on ongoing activities and the train wreck of a balance sheet but as ever with St James, it is worth a deeper dive to really understand what is happening.

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Eden Research – is it being investigated by the Financial Reporting Council?

On 7 June 2021, Eden Research (EDEN) issued an RNS titled “Notice of AGM, investor conference & Accounts” which included the following statements: 

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Supply@ME Capital – A few helpful suggestions for Ms Amy Benning the incoming CFO

Ms Amy Benning is scheduled to be appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of Supply:ME Capital (SYME) with effect from 7 June 2021 according to an RNS of 1 April 2021.  Assuming it wasn’t an April fool or her appointment isn’t subject to delays (like almost everything else at this joke company) then I set out below a number of questions she should ask before she, as a director of the company, attends the Board meeting and approves the accounts for the year ended 31 December 2020.  As the CFO her neck will be on the block.

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Supply@ME Capital & Auditors Crowe UK: letter to the Financial Reporting Council

My good friends at the FRC have launched investigations into a number of companies as a result of my work, oft agreeing with my assessment of accounting malpractice and on a good number of occasions forcing them to restate results. The most recent thank you note from the FRC arrived just last week. I have today written to the FRC asking it to force Supply@ME Capital (SYME) to restate two sets of interims which are fraudulent and breach IFRS rules and to ensure that forthcoming, but delayed, prelims do not repeat the same crime. The letter follows.

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Tom Winnifrith thanked by regulator yet again for alerting it to force company to restate accounts big time

To those like market abusing foul mouthed troll and penny share huckster Chris Akers who calls me a TWat or to the legions of Bulletin Board morons owning shares in frauds such as Zoetic (ZOE), Supply@ME Capital (SYME), etc who insist that I am a complete joke who can be ignored as they know better, this is for you. Yet again the Financial Reporting Council, the FRC, has taken direct action against a listed company because I alerted it to wrong doing. Yet again it writes to thank me. Folks that count take the Sheriff of AIM seriously, foul mouthed penny share hucksters and morons you are deluding yourselves.

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St James House – results bloodbath and (yet again) vindication for the Sheriff of AIM ( Part 1)

This is such a mess, such a shit-shower of deceit and wrongdoing that it is necessary to split it into three parts. What follows is, even by the lowly standards of the AIM sewer, a total shocker.

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St James House – when will the 31 January 2020 accounts be published? And do we need Roy Castle again?

The finance Director of St James House (SJH), “Desperate Dan” Pym was appointed as the Company’s Finance Director on 30 September 2020 and the company shares have been suspended since 2 November 2020 so under his reign the company has been in suspension more than it has traded. Once again I ask the question: is this is a record?

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St James House – Something nasty slipped into Friday Afternoon Trading Update!

At 2.15pm yesterday afternoon – a Friday and thus a case of no-one-is-watching o’clock – AIM-listed but suspended St James House (SJH) put out an RNS entitled Trading Update. Intra-day trading updates are usually bad news, so this one caught my attention. So what do we learn?

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Business Before Pleasure: Once again asking the Financial Reporting Council to review Eden Research & KPMG

The pleasure of reviewing a truly dismal 2020 trading statement from Eden Research (EDEN), a perennially loss making pustule on the arse of corporate Britain for more than 25 years, comes later.  First to business: once again reporting this historically fraudulent enterprise to my good friends at the Financial Reporting Council, FRC, for cooking its 2019 books.

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£15.75m of fines - Abetting alleged crime DOES pay, the FRC Deloitte & the crooked accounts of Autonomy

The Financial reporting Council has today released the report below, running to almost 300 pages into the crooked accounts of Autonomy and the behaviour of Deloitte and the two audit partners Mr Richard Knights and Mr Nigel Mercer. The key takeaway here is that abetting white collar crime DOES pay.

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Formal Request to FRC to investigate PWC, Purecircle and ex CFO Rakesh Sinha

Shares in PureCircle (PURE) remain suspended as it struggles to publish its June 30 2019 accounts. But we are already warned that there will be restatements of 2018 and possibly 2017. But these restatements, which relate to the carrying value of inventory, were repeatedly predicted by ourselves for many years as you can see HERE.  My good friends and keen admirers of my work, The Financial Reporting Council must launch an urgent and full investigation. I have written to the FRC today as you can see below.

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FRC Opens Thomas Cook Enquiry - the poison at the heart of auditor client relationship

The Financial Reporting Council has announced that it is to open an enquiry into the accounts of Thomas Cook (TCG) for the year ended 30 September 2018. Too little too late you say. Well perhaps, but what is at stake here is the poison at the heart of capitalism, the incestuous relationship between auditors and PLCs.

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BREAKING: FRC says that following Tom Winnifrith letter it and FCA now investigating Burford

PR spinners for Burford (BUR) have responded to the Muddy Waters dossier by getting their poodles in the deadwood press to suggest that the bear raider was up to no good and was being investigated by regulators on both sides of the Atlantic. Oh dear..I have shocking and bad news for Burford...

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An Open Letter to Jonny Allison, Nomad to Burford re Material non disclosure on Napo

Burford (BUR) does not have to prove it is innocent of the Muddy Waters allegations but the longer it opts NOT to give full disclosure the more suspicions will grow. And perhaps the Oxymorons at AIM Regulation or my friends at the FRC, who I have asked to look at the accounts, may force its hand. In that vein I have written to the Nomad, Jonny Allison at Macquarie asking him to force Burford to come clean. I have cc’d in the Oxymorons and the FRC. The letter is below

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FRC asked to investigate Burford Capital and auditors E&Y over 6 years of accounts - formal enquiry needed

As you know the Financial Reporting Council are big admirers of my work most recently thanking me for nailing First Derivates (FDP) HERE but inter alia, commending me for my work in exposing the Quindell (QPP) fraud HERE. As such I have been in touch asking that the FRC open a full investigation into the accounts of Burford (BUR) which, I believe, require a material restatement.

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TRIUMPH: Financial Reporting Council says Tom Winnifrith complaint saw £800m First Derivatives have to alter its accounting policies

To those who say that ShareProphets is a joke site run by a fool or a knave, stick this letter below from the Financial Reporting Council where the sun don't shine. Yet again the FRC is marking my homework with A*s.  To those cretins on the Bullettin Boards who abuse me daily I ask: when was the last time you got a regulator to force an £800 million market cap company to change its, overly aggressive and misleading, accounting policies? Ouzo time yet again for the Sheriff of AIM. 

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Diversified Gas & Oil: investor lunch, FRC update and chapter & verse on massive looming restatements & interims

I am delighted to say that my good friends at the Financial Reporting Council have acknowledged receipt of my dossier on Diversified Gas & Oil (DGOC) and are now looking at accounts which clearly need massive restatements. Meanwhile I see that the company is hosting a lunch for private investors on June 26 in London. Sadly I’m busy that day, as it is the day major renovations start at my Welsh hovel but if you want to attend email James Husband DGO@buchanan.uk.com . More pressing are the forthcoming interims….

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Diversified Gas & Oil Reported to FRC – IFRS 3 why its accounts are a joke and need mammoth restatement

Yesterday I highlighted the numerous issues which make Diversified  Gas & Oil (DCOG) the most overvalued oil stock on AIM.  The crux of the issue is that its freported profits since IPO have been generated almost entirely from aggressive accounting as opposed to producing hydrocarbons. I believe its accounts breach IFRS 3 and must therefore be completely restated which will wipe out nearly all of its retained profits. Let me explain. 

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A Formal Request to the Financial Reporting Council to investigate First Derivatives

As you may be aware, the accounting watchdog, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is a great admirer of the work of The Sheriff of AIM. And always keen to give my good friends a pointer, I have today submitted a formal request to investigate the last three year’s accounts of First Derivatives (FDP).  The issue is whether stated earnings represent the underlying picture. My letter, below, is to the point.

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Globo – Grant Thornton is not off the hook despite the FRC dropping investigation

Globo (GBO) was a fraud which claimed to have cash but did not and is now bust.  Its downfall was precipitated by ShareProphets publishing a Gabriel Grego dossier after the FT and snot-gobbler Dan McCrum merely tipped off the CEO allowing him to dump all his shares and failed to publish. Now the Financial Reporting Council says that it is letting auditor Grant Thornton off the hook and dropping its enquiry.

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Quindell – KPMG and senior partner William Smith fined by FRC for failings – but not enough, lessons not learned

For its 2013 financial year, the fraud Quindell (QPP) switched its auditors from RSM Tenon – already fined by the Financial Reporting Council as a direct result of my work – to KPMG. But unusually for a firm claiming to be so large it chose the small Southampton office headed up by Senior partner William Smith to check its books.

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FRC starts investigation into two former Carillion FDs: string'em both up high!

It is individuals that commit financial crime not corporates. And thus, as I have noted so many times before, the only way that we will clean up financial markets in the UK is by starting to throw the book at individuals who sin, making sure that all transgressions, however small, go punished. And that brings us to today's news that the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has started an investigation into the conduct of Mr Richard Adam and Mr Zafar Khan, former Group Finance Directors of Carillion (CLLN) and members of the ICAEW.

KPMG in the soup again as FRC opens investigation into Carillion

The only UK financial watchdog that is anything other than a poodle has again bared its teeth and again it is the auditors at KPMG that are in the firing line, this time over Carillion (CLLN). Still being investigatred over its role in the Quindell fraud, let off the hook on HBOS, KPMG at least knows how the Financial Reporting Council works.

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RSM Tenon (now ArrandCo) & audit Partner Jeremy Filley fined big time by FRC over Quindell thanks to Tom Winnifrith

The Financial Reporting Council has today fined audit firm ArrandCo, formerly known as RSM Tenon, £1 million ( reduced by 30% for co-operating) and audit partner Jeremy Filley £80,000 ( reduced to £56,000) for allowing the fraud Quindell (QPP) to publish fraudulent 2011 accounts. No doubt Snot Gobbler Dan McCrum at the FT is again about to produce a timeline taking credit for this but the FRC has stated explicitly that it widened its enquiries to include the 2011 accounts only because of specific allegation raised by me as you can see HERE.  These fines are down to my work, not that the deadwood press will ever acknowledge that. So how did Rob Terry and his associated in the Quenron gang, cook the books with the help of Filley and RSM Tenon.

An Open Letter to the FRC: Please investigate MySquar for overstating assets and understating losses

As you know, the folks round at the Financial Reporting Council are the one watchdog that is prepared to bare its teeth when it comes to wrongdoing on the AIM Casino and are also good pals of mine, truly appreciative of my work. And thus I have written to them about the holocuast denying fraudsters at MySquar (MYSQ) requesting that it launch a formal investigation into how it cooks its books. 

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KPMG off the hook in FRC investigation into HBOS audit

News today was released by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) in relation to its investigation into KPMG’s audit of HBOS’s FY2007 accounts. Here we are almost ten years on, and we are told all was well after all. Well, sort of.

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The FRC has got it right as it slams PWC with £6 million fine but also names, shames & fines individual - Nicholas Boden

Back before the world went crazy in the nineties when folks committed or abetted financial wrongdoing they were named, shamed and punished as individuals. That was a real deterrent to crime. Then the world changed and we started fining corporations, banks, accountants and other advisers. The regulators announce seemingly large fines which meant they got newspaper headlines and seemed smart. But the banks and other advisers just treated the fines as a cost of business and so were not deterred from breaking the rules going forward. At least my very good friends at the Financial Reporting Council seems to appreciate that. The FRC is, as such, the UK's best regulator.

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BREAKING: FRC Letter - Servision forced to change accounts by Tom Winnifrith, delayed profits warning explained

The big issues for AIM uber dog Servision (SEV) have always been its lack of cash generation which has forced bailout placing after bailout placing and its aggressive revenue recognition policies designed to boost the share price to allow the placings to take place. Lately there has also been an issue with withholding (bad) price sensitive information. On the revenue recognition issue I went into battle 19 months ago, reporting the company to the Financial Reporting Council and now we have another small win for the Sheriff of AIM. A letter from the FRC has just arrived...

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FRC looks into Mitie and auditors Deloitte - will Tory Baroness Ruby McGregor Smith lose her Peerage? An acid test for the politically correct...

The Financial Reporting Council has announced that it has opened a formal investigation into the accounts of outsourcing group Mitie Group (MTO) for the years to March 31st 2015 and 2016. Mitie is in the spotlight and auditors Deloitte will also be investigated. So what has Baroness Ruby got to say about this?

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Advanced Oncotherapy - letter to Financial Reporting Council re uber dodgy accounts

In a sense this is not that relevant as Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) is within a couple of months of running out of cash and going tits up but on a point of principle I have written to the my very good friends at the Financial Reporting Council as there are aspects of Advanced's 2016 annual report and accounts which stink more than a pile of rotting kippers left out at a sewage farm in the scorching midday heat. The letter follows:

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AIM dog Avanti Communications - FRC forces accounting changes after Tom Winnifrith complaint - another thank you for the Sheriff

I have today received a letter from the Financial Reporting Council about a complaint I made about the uber dodgy accounts of drowning in debt heading for insolvency Avanti Communications (AVN). You will remember that Avanti did 2 transactions which generated cash in of nil and cash out of $14 million and booked that as a sale of $25 million on a 100% EBITDA margin. 

Eden Research - Financials suggest its going tits up, FRC pans it after my request), Part 1

Eden Research (EDEN) has today published godawful results and admitted that my very good friends at the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) investigated it - after I requested such an investigation - and have forced it to restate past numbers. It claims that the FRC has now settled all matters. Au contraire. that is another lie from the fraudsters and there are many more porkies in this statement. Truly, the pants of shamed PR Paul Queenie McManus of Walbrook will be cinders and ash after this effort. This all came out as Eden published Godawful numbers for calendar 2016.

An Open Letter to the FRC - Please Investigate Fraudulent Accounts from Eden Research 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015

I have today written to my good friends at the Financial Reporting Council asking for a full formal investigation into the audited accounts of Eden Research PLC (EDEN) for 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 which are all fraudulent and - ahead of schedule - for the 2015 accounts which will be fraudulent. The letter follows.

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Formal Request to FRC to investigate Revenue Recognition at Servision

I am still waiting for Servision (SEV) to man up and send the threatened lawyers letter to me as I am spoiling for a fight with this worthless POS as it rapidly runs out of cash. Just to keep PR Himbo Christian occupied as he briefs his new best friends the Bulletin Board Morons, I have today requested that my VERY GOOD FRIENDS at the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) open a formal investigation into the revenue recognition policy of Servision. The letter follows.

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Avanti Communications - a letter to the Financial Reporting Council re 2015 accounts

Now that, post the fraud Quindell (QPP) I am such good friends with the only watchdog with teeth, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) I have written to my pals asking them to investigate whether the 2015 accounts for Avanti Communications PLC (AVN) give a true impression of how the business is doing. I do not think they do. But Avanti also has other worries which is why the shares will crash.

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Caption Competition - AIM Regulation gets a phone call

With the Financial Reporting Council now having written to Tom Winnifrith to thank him formally for his work in exposing the multiple frauds at Quindell (QPP), the question arises as to how the oxymorons at AIM Regulation managed to ignore all the evidence they too were sent. Add to that the ongoing fiasco that is the ShareProphets AIM-China Filthy Forty (number 13 due to be booted off the Casino on Thursday) and there is surely a king-sized omlette on their collective faces.

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BREAKING: FRC says extended enquiry into Quindell thanks to Tom Winnifrith, thanks him and says disciplinary action on way

A letter received today from the Financial Reporting Council confirms that it extended its enquiries into the fraud at Quindell (QPP) to take in a wider remit as a direct result of my action. I am thanked for this and it gets better still.

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The FRC pans Crowe Clark Whitehill ( audit pal of choice for the China AIM fraudster) in its latest review

Crowe Clark Whitehill is the UK auditor of a number on AIM casino china frauds and its associate in Fujian, Crowe Horwarth Associates really gets fingers dirty. We know that the blatant long term fraud at Sorbic (booted off the casino), Naibu (booted off the casino) and Camkids (soon to be booted off the casino) as well as at Jiasen and JQW totally escaped its attention. In light of that we bring you the latest Financial Reporting Council review of Crowe.

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A 60% fraud rate for Crowe Horwath Associates on the AIM casino – Enquiry & suspensions needed now!

Auditors Crowe Horwath Associates have performed the local audit for five China AIM casino companies and at three we have already seen wholesale fraud as purported cash balances either were made to disappear or never existed at all. The Financial Reporting Council, FCA and the oxymoron that is AIM Regulation need to act NOW and shares in Camkids (CAMK), Jiasen (JSI), and Asia Ceramics (ACHP) must be suspended at once.

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Quindell and regulatory failure: an open letter to Business Secretary Sajid Javid MP

This week’s disclosures by Quindell (QPP)  have shown conclusively that the gargantuan body of work which started back in April 2013 by ourselves and colleagues at ShareProphets was on the button. Along the way there were allegations of securities fraud, accounting fraud, VAT fraud, insider dealing, market abuse in what is simply a staggering litany of revelations. The evidence was passed to the FCA, AIM Regulation, the SFO and others in a series of submissions going back to April 2014. Yet the FCA and AIM Regulation utterly failed to act on the evidence handed over. The FCA took until June of this year to open an investigation – we rather suspect because of a me-too response, once it was known that the SFO was involved and that the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) had been looking at Quindell. AIM has yet to confirm any actions beyond a spot of belated flag-waving. 

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RNS Translation Service – AIM Regulation on its epic failure to regulate the Quindell fraud

Someone at the London Stock Exchange has clearly broken out the cattle prod today and abruptly woken the AIM Regulation Team from its deep slumber. Wonders will apparently never cease, as AIM Regulation has actually bothered release an announcement concerning its miserable failure to regulate Quindell (QPP). Those in a more charitable mood might say “better late than never”, but we strongly doubt there will be many long-term shareholders in this group. ShareProphets’ handy translation service now fills in the gaps of what should have been an apology to all those caught out by this fraud.  

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FRC, FCA and AIM Regulation asked to investigate Daniel Stewart AGAIN

Tom Winnifrith may be on sabbatical but we would not want the Financial Reporting Council, FCA and AIM Regulation to get bored and so in light of today’s shocking revelations about the shambolic accounts of disgraced Daniel Stewart PLC HERE, we have AGAIN written to the regulators demanding an investigation. The letter reads: 

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Formal Request to FRC, FCA and AIM Regulation to investigate Daniel Stewart

I have this morning from the train contacted the Financial Reporting Council, AIM Regulation and the FCA regarding the 2012 and 2013 accounts of Daniel Stewart PLC regarding the issue I raised yesterday HERE. It has long been my contention that DS is not fit to be a listed company and in that spirit I have asked that its accounting which appears, at best, to be aggressive, be formally investigated. The letter follows.

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Official Request to Financial Reporting Council to investigate Quindell

Unusually among UK watchdogs and regulators the Financial Reporting Council is NOT a chocolate teapot. It has teeth. It will use them. And it will happily work with other agencies such as the FCA if they need to be drawn in. It is there to monitor accounts of all UK listed companies. I have today asked it to formally review the accounts of Quindell (QPP). The letter follows. 

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