Washington (March 29, 2004) — The long arm of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance has reached into professional boxing as the Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a complaint against Cedric Kushner Promotions for SOX certification violations.

The regulator said company founder and chief executive Cedric Kushner, and his top financial officer filed an annual report with the Commission that included a false auditor’s report — which allegedly contained unqualified opinions from BDO Seidman, the company’s former auditor, and current auditor Marcum & Kleigman.

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