Marcum & Kliegman Disputes Ex-Audit Client’s Coercion Charge : Long Island-based accounting firm Marcum & Kliegman said that threats to its managing partner and a dispute about overdue invoices effectively ended its relationship with Phlo Corp., not attempts to coerce the company into paying excessive fees, as charged in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Phlo Corp.’s recent 8-K filing charged the accounting firm, along with audit partner David C. Buzkin and managing partner Jeffrey Weiner, with trying to get Phlo to pay “disputed and excessive fees by threatening to block the company’s compliance with SEC reporting requirements.”

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