Hauppauge, N.Y. (Aug. 1, 2003) -- The FBI swooped down on Long Island-based accounting software and business development company AccountantsWorld and arrested two workers for allegedly trying to sell its customer list to rival company ExacTax -- just days after AccountantsWorld sold its tax product to Creative Solutions for $20 million.
A third person was arrested at a Holiday Inn in Ronkonkoma, Long Island, when he showed up with a CD-ROM and an inch-thick list of spreadsheets containing the company's Tax Relief customer list. He was hoping for a $40,000 payout, but instead walked into an FBI sting.
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