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Connecticut CPA
January/February 2015
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Disciplinary Actions
Under the automatic disciplinary
provisions of the CTCPA Bylaws, the
following members have had their
CTCPA membership terminated:
Steven J. Powers of Southington
Mr. Powers' membership was
terminated effective June 14, 2014.
He was found guilty of violating
CTCPA Bylaw Section 10.2(c) by
failing to cooperate with the Ethics
Charging Authority in its investigation
of his professional conduct by not
responding to interrogatories or the
request for documents.
Thomas Ragonese of Trumbull
Mr. Ragonese's membership was
terminated effective November 4, 2014
under CTCPA Bylaw Section 10.3(d).
He pled guilty to filing a fraudulent tax
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Member News
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Members in the Media
Roger Sciascia, managing partner at
Weinstein & Anastasio in Hamden, was
quoted in the October 2014 Business
New Haven feature "What It Takes:
Nine Area Business Leaders Share
Their Personal Recipes for Success."
Frank Longobardi, CohnReznick's New
England managing partner, was quoted
in the November 17 Hartford Business
Journal article "Metro Center to House
CohnReznick's Old, Fresh Faces."
Honors and Awards
Whittlesey & Hadley in Hartford
ranked 192nd in the INSIDE Public
Accounting (IPA) fifth annual ranking
of the IPA Top 200 Public Accounting
Firms in the United States.
Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning in
Glastonbury was recently recognized
in Connecticut Magazine as one of the
leading wealth managers in the state.
Public Service
John F. Pearson of John F. Pearson,
CPA in Norwalk spoke to students at
Western Connecticut State University
on budgeting, investments, and risk
management. Students described the
sessions as "engaging," "informative,"
and "easy to understand."
Jill M. Drobiak, a manager at Gold-
blatt Bokoff in Norwich, was recently
elected treasurer of the nonprofit Girls
on the Run of Southeastern Connecti-
cut and was inducted as a member of
the Norwich Rotary Club.
Gregory R. Stelmak, a senior staff
accountant at Harvey & Horowitz in
Rocky Hill, has been appointed to
a three-year term on the Newington
Commission on Aging and Disabled by
the Newington Town Council.
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