United Rentals, the world's largest equipment rental company, said that it removed three financial officers and fired two other employees after hearing a report from a special committee confirming accounting irregularities within the company.

Although no finds of intentional wrongdoing were found, United's board of directors agreed to remove the company's corporate controller, principal accounting officer and the vice president of finance, along with dismissing the other unidentified workers. The board said that an additional three employees had received written reprimands.

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