There's something about Jim, that is, AICPA chairman James Castellano, something we haven't seen from previous chairs or from the AICPA's permanent leadership. It started with a press release from the AICPA in which Castellano stated that when he comes to audits, wrongdoing will not be tolerated.

It continued when the AICPA called the accounting trade press and asked to bring Castellano and President Barry Melancon to our offices for an interview. That request for communication has not happened in my 11 years of covering this business.

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