Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. named Douglas R. Muir, a consultant to the company since December 2004, as the company's new chief accounting officer on Friday.

For the past year, the company has been mired in a Securities and Exchange Commission probe exploring its accounting practices. Earlier this year, the company ousted Chief Executive Scott Livengood and in June forced out six top executives as part of the ongoing work of a special committee of independent directors.

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