Richard Vitale, co-founder of accounting firm Vitale Caturano, resigned after allegations emerged that he assisted ticket brokers with getting favorable legislation passed in Massachusetts without first registering as a lobbyist.

Vitale reportedly resigned under pressure from the other partners in the firm, according to the Boston Globe, with the other partners threatening to fire him if he did not step down from the firm he co-founded 30 years ago. Vitale's biography has already been removed from the firm's Web site.

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