The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a joint motion with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu CPA Ltd. to dismiss without prejudice a subpoena enforcement action that the SEC had filed in 2011 after Deloitte’s Chinese affiliate failed to produce audit work papers for one of its clients in China, Longtop Financial Technologies, whose securities trade in the U.S.
D&T Shanghai was Longtop’s auditor since at least 2007, but in May 2011, D&T Shanghai resigned as Longtop’s auditor after discovering numerous improprieties during an audit for the year ended March 31, 2011. In its resignation letter, which was included in a Form 6-K furnished by Longtop on May 23, D&T Shanghai identified numerous indicators of financial fraud at Longtop and determined that D&T Shanghai’s prior-year audit reports for Longtop could no longer be relied upon by investors.
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