Sarbanes-Oxley Act: The Case Of Bernard Madoff From Bernard L.

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Companies create complex accounting schemes to boost revenues to make investors think that the stock price of that actual company holds the price that the company is falsely promoting, to create a false expectation for investors to keep investing large amounts of money in their stocks and generate profit from that false practice. An example of fraudulent practices against company and client investors was the case of Bernard Madoff from Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. which committed decades of long fraud. (Stempel, 2015). Bernard Madoff plead guilty in 2009 and was sentenced one hundred fifty years of incarceration.

There are companies that today still practice these types of fraudulent activities. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act
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