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Board members’ exposure to facts in proposed consent order not sufficient to show bias

The fact that members of Louisiana's Board of Certified Public Accountants were exposed to adjudicative facts contained in a rejected consent order submitted just prior to a licensee's disciplinary hearing did not, by itself, bias those members in the licensee's case, a Louisiana Court of Appeals ruled December 22.

The licensee in the case, accountant Thomas Powell, let his license lapse in 1994 but continued to operate an accounting firm and hold himself out as a certified public accountant. In 2019, clients of . . .

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