Washington (July 3, 2002) -- In the ongoing squabble between bankrupt cable giant Adelphia and its former auditor Deloitte & Touche, the audit firm said executives of Adelphia Communications Corp. tried to withhold information from auditors and the government, according to published reports.In a June 27 letter included in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Deloitte said that the company asked the audit firm to sign off on financial reports for creditors without supplying enough information to the auditor, Dow Jones reported.

Deloitte said Adelphia eventually agreed to provide the SEC with information it wanted to withhold and got an extension on its credit without the auditor's report.

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