The Internal Revenue Service’s Office of Professional Responsibility has disbarred a former Massachusetts CPA and attorney for falsely claiming to be a CPA on power of attorney forms that he submitted to the IRS even after his CPA license had been revoked.
Charles M. Edgar was licensed as a CPA and lawyer in Massachusetts. In December 2010, the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Public Accountancy revoked his CPA license based, in part, on his 1995 federal conviction for making false statements to the government in connection with claims for disability benefits and mail fraud. Edgar’s license to practice law in Massachusetts was suspended in 1995, based on the criminal convictions. His petition for reinstatement to the Massachusetts bar was denied in 2001.
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