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CPA Faces Prison Sentence for Fraud

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Accountants work with money and, as such, they face ethical issues on a regular basis. Many clients may want them to fudge numbers and do other unethical things so they can pay less in taxes. This is considered fraud and it is illegal. A CPA convicted of fraud can face a variety of penalties,… Read More »

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Dentist Sentenced to Prison for Hoverboard Use, Other Crimes

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Do you think it’s safe for a dentist to be performing tooth extractions while using a hoverboard? Probably not, as many of us cannot even balance properly on such a device, let alone perform such an intricate task like pulling out a person’s tooth. However, that’s what a dentist did to a patient in… Read More »

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Patient Dosing Scandal Leads to Suspended Licenses for 2 Nurses

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

When administering medication, dosage is very important. A dose that is too small may not be helpful, while an overdose can cause serious health problems or even death. Nurses and doctors are aware of this and need to take appropriate steps to prevent lethal medication doses. Two nurses recently had their licenses suspended due… Read More »

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Veterinarian, Girlfriend Plead Guilty to Improper Recordkeeping, Controlled Drug Charges

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Veterinarians take care of our furry friends. They spent a lot of time in school understanding the proper procedures for caring for animals, as well as recordkeeping, proper use of medication and being an ethical veterinarian. Not all vets take their jobs seriously, though. Some don’t perform proper procedures, which can lead to serious… Read More »

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Accounting Ethics More Important Than Ever During COVID-19

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the United States. Hundreds of thousands of people are getting sick and dying from the deadly virus. States have forced residents to quarantine, shutting down businesses and laying off millions of Americans. In April, there was some relief for struggling businesses. Small businesses who struggled to pay employees and… Read More »

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Top Ethical Issues in Real Estate

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

While licensed professionals must act in an ethical manner in order to retain their licenses and avoid license loss, this does not always happen. When money is on the line, people will often go to great lengths to get as much money as possible. This may mean compromising their ethics and even engaging in… Read More »

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Veterinarian Gets Felony Charge Reversed by Appellate Court

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

If you are a licensed professional such as a doctor, nurse, professional engineer, dentist, psychologist, real estate broker or veterinarian, it’s a good idea to stay legit and do what you can to hold onto your license. After all, your license is your livelihood. Without it, your employment options are limited and it’s hard… Read More »

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Ethical Issues With Autonomous Vehicles

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Driverless cars are the wave of the future. Many people are looking forward to the day where they can chill in the passenger seat of their vehicle and have the car do all the driving, especially in high-traffic areas. However, these self-driving vehicles use artificial intelligence, and while these vehicles are smart, they’re not… Read More »

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CPA’s License Suspended for Unlawful Use

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

When a person or company hires a certified public accountant (CPA), they want someone they can trust. After all, an accountant deals with finances, and money is a touchy and private subject for most people. The public doesn’t want someone who will be dishonest with their money or not take their privacy seriously. CPAs,… Read More »

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Florida Nurse Faces License Restrictions After Stealing Medications

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Nurses face a lot of temptation. They are around various medications throughout the course of their day and some desire these drugs for themselves. While most nurses resist the temptation, some give in, stealing medications to feed their addictions. They eventually get caught, facing license loss and other penalties. This was what happened to… Read More »