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TSCPA Professional Ethics Committee Enforcement Activities

Disciplinary Action
Published on Sept. 25, 2018

As a result of a decision by the Executive Board of the Texas Society of CPAs, the following member had her TSCPA membership:

Expelled –

Rita B. Hill of Magnolia effective Sept. 22, 2018. The action was a result of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy revoking Hill’s CPA certificate on May 18, 2018.

Disciplinary Action
Published on April 5, 2018

As a result of a settlement agreement, the following member had his TSCPA membership:

Suspended -

Terrance S. Eckert, Dallas, entered into a settlement agreement under the AICPA Joint Ethics Enforcement Program in lieu of further investigation and proceedings of alleged violations of the codes of professional conduct of the Texas Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. Without admitting or denying any wrongdoing, Eckert was suspended from TSCPA and AICPA membership for one year, effective April 2, 2018.


As a result of a decision by a hearing panel of the AICPA Joint Trial Board, the following member had his TSCPA membership:

Expelled
Guillermo Reyna of Edinburg was found guilty of violating TSCPA Bylaw Article III, Section (8)(d) and AICPA Bylaw Section 7.4.6 for failure to cooperate with an ethics investigation. He was expelled from TSCPA effective Aug. 17, 2018.

Byron Lane Thompson of Lubbock was found guilty of violating TSCPA Bylaw Article III, Section (8)(d) for failure to cooperate with an ethics investigation. He was expelled from TSCPA effective April 6, 2018.

Admonished
Dennis L. Rick, Worthington, MN, entered into a settlement agreement under the AIPCA Joint Ethics Enforcement Program in lieu of further investigation and proceedings of alleged violations of the codes of professional conduct of the Texas Society of CPAs, the Minnesota Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. Without admitting or denying any wrongdoing, Rick is hereby admonished by TSCPA, MNCPA and AICPA, effective April 2, 2018.