BusinessCompany NewsAdelphia compensation role for ex-SEC chairman

Adelphia compensation role for ex-SEC chairman

Breeden to administer payouts following accounting scandal

Richard Breeden, the former chairman of the US Securities and Exchange
Commission, has been hired to administer the compensation process for victims of
a massive accounting scandal at cable television company, Adelphia
Communications.

Breeden, chairman of Richard C. Breeden & Co., will serve as a special
master overseeing the compensation process.

Last year, Adelphia agreed to pay $715m (£381m) in cash and stock to settle
Justice Department and SEC charges stemming from an accounting scandal that saw
it collapse into bankruptcy.

In 2004, Adelphia founder John Rigas and his son Timothy Rigas, the
company’s one-time chief financial officer, were convicted of pocketing more

than $2bn from Adelphia for their own personal use and misleading
investors about the company’s finances and performance.

John Rigas received a 15 years in prison, while Timothy Rigas was sentenced
to 20 years. Both men, who remain free on bail, have appealed their sentences.

Related Articles

BDO replaces Deloitte as Mitie auditor

Audit BDO replaces Deloitte as Mitie auditor

3m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
CVR Global appoints partner in London office

Company News CVR Global appoints partner in London office

7m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
FTSE100 failing to provide adequate ethics information

Company News FTSE100 failing to provide adequate ethics information

7m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
Moore Stephens recruits new private client partner

Accounting Firms Moore Stephens recruits new private client partner

10m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Magma Group announces merger, partner promotions

Accounting Firms Magma Group announces merger, partner promotions

10m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
BDO on ‘recruitment spree’ with multiple partner appointments

Accounting Firms BDO on ‘recruitment spree’ with multiple partner appointments

10m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Brand strength leads to fee income growth for RSM

Accounting Firms Brand strength leads to fee income growth for RSM

10m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Mazars strengthens audit team with partner appointment

Accounting Firms Mazars strengthens audit team with partner appointment

10m Emma Smith, Managing Editor