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Indiana CPA Society's new ethics policy on online publications, adopted by the Board of Directors at their June 19, 2020 meeting:

Where feasible, disciplinary notices may be periodically removed from this site in accordance with the following guidelines:

  • Terminations generally remain on the website for a maximum of seven years. If the member has his/her membership reinstated, their article will remain for a minimum of five years or the date of reinstatement, whichever is longer.
  • Suspensions will generally be removed from the website one year after the member’s suspension period has ended.
  • Suspensions coincident with the state boards of accountancy will generally be removed when the member has sent notification that their suspension has been lifted by the state board. However, all suspensions will remain on the website for a minimum of one year.
  • Admonishments will generally be removed from the website one year after the effective date of admonishment.

December 20, 2021 – Admonishment

Brooke V. Weinzapfel, CPA of the firm Heathcotte & Weinzapfel, LLC, Evansville, has been admonished by the INCPAS and the AICPA as the result of an investigation of alleged violations of the Codes of Professional Conduct related to Rule 1.400.001 – Acts Discreditable – Records Requests and Rule 1.300.001 General Standards Rule, 01b Due Professional Care. Ms. Weinzapfel entered into a settlement agreement under the Joint Ethics Enforcement Program, effective December 20, 2021. In addition to the admonishment, Ms. Weinzapfel agreed to waive her rights to a hearing, to comply with specific directives outlined in the agreement and to neither admit nor deny the charges.

 

October 3, 2019 – Terminated

Clinton Loehrlein, CPA, CGMA, of Evansville, Indiana, has had his membership status in the Indiana CPA Society moved from suspended to terminated, effective October 3, 2019, under the automatic sanctioning guidelines of the INCPAS bylaws, as the result of his CPA license being revoked by the Indiana Board of Accountancy and his final judgment of conviction for a crime punishable by imprisonment of more than one year.

November 7, 2018 – Terminated

James Burkhart, Carmel, Indiana, has been terminated from membership in the Indiana CPA Society under the automatic provisions of the INCPAS bylaws, effective November 7, 2018. This action is based on Mr. Burkhart’s final judgment of conviction for crimes punishable by imprisonment of more than one year.

March 16, 2018 – Terminated

Jack Weichman, CPA, of Munster, Indiana, has been terminated from membership in the Indiana CPA Society, effective March 16, 2018, under the automatic sanctioning guidelines of the INCPAS bylaws, as the result of his final judgment of conviction for several counts of fraud.

June 22, 2018 – Terminated

Thomas Wagner, CPA, of Wabash, Indiana, has been terminated from membership in the Indiana CPA Society, effective June 22, 2018, under the automatic sanctioning guidelines of the INCPAS bylaws, as the result of his final judgment of conviction for a crime punishable by imprisonment for more than one year. Mr. Wagner pled guilty to the charge of theft and insurance fraud.

September 27, 2017 – Suspended Indefinitely

Mark A. John, CPA of Seymour, Indiana, has been suspended from membership in the Indiana CPA Society under the automatic sanctioning guidelines of the INCPAS bylaws, as the result of his license being put on probation for a period of at least two years by the Indiana Board of Accountancy. The suspension period will coincide with the license probationary period.

June 30, 2017 – Terminated

David Lee Hillary, Jr., CPA, of Noblesville, Indiana, has been terminated from membership in the Indiana CPA Society under the automatic provisions of the INCPAS bylaws, effective June 30, 2017. This action is based on the Public Accounting Oversight Board’s December 13, 2016 Order Instituting Disciplinary Proceedings, Making Findings, and Imposing Sanctions. Details regarding the PCAOB’s Order can be found on the PCAOB website. 

March 17, 2017 – Terminated

Tod Utter, CPA, of Indianapolis, Indiana, has been terminated from membership in the Indiana CPA Society as the result of being found by a hearing panel of the Joint Trial Board to have violated INCPAS Bylaws Article X, Section 10.3(e) for his failure to cooperate with an ethics investigation and respond to interrogatories or the request for documents.

July 6, 2016 – Terminated

Stephen E. Janus, CPA, of Michigan City, Indiana, has been terminated from membership in the Indiana CPA Society as the result of pleading guilty to violating INCPAS Bylaw Article X, Section 10.3(e) by virtue of his failure to cooperate with an ethics investigation by not responding to interrogatories or the request for documents.

March 23, 2015 – Terminated

Connie Herman-Shaffer of Pierceton, Indiana, has been terminated from membership in the Indiana CPA Society under INCPAS bylaws automatic sanctioning guidelines Article 10.3(f), failure to cooperate during a disciplinary investigation.


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