New York (Feb. 10, 2003) -- Prosecutors have charged that Big Four firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, the auditor for Tyco International, knew about some of the transactions that are part of a criminal case against two former executives accused of looting some $600 million from the company.Manhattan prosecutors have accused former company chairman Dennis Kozlowski and former chief financial officer Mark Swartz of stealing the money through fraudulent stock sales and unauthorized bonuses.

"PricewaterhouseCoopers knew about most of the transactions in the indictment,'' John Moscow, the state's lead prosecutor, was quoted as saying during a New York State Supreme Court hearing.

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