PracticeAccounting FirmsDuncan to seek immunity

Duncan to seek immunity

David Duncan, the sacked Andersen auditor at the centre of the Enron scandal, could turn whistleblower if granted immunity.

The embattled accountant is likely to plead the fifth amendment, the right to remain silent, when he appears before a US congressional committee today to testify about his role in the affair.

But insiders also believe Duncan may broker a deal granting him immunity from prosecution if he blows the whistle on Enron and its auditor, Andersen.

Joe Berardino, Duncan’s former boss at Andersen, has also been subpoenaed to appear before the committee today, but it is believed he will send someone else to represent him.

The congressional hearing begins at 2:30pm UK local time and can be viewed on cable channel CNBC or at their website.

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