Koss Fraud Coverup Deemed “Complex” By the Government

Yesterday the government’s sentencing memorandum in the criminal case against Sujata Sachdeva (the woman who stole more than $34 million from her employer, Koss Corp.) was released.  It had a number of items of interest. Prior to sentencing, the prosecution and the defense each get to make their case for a higher or lower sentence. … Read more Koss Fraud Coverup Deemed “Complex” By the Government

Koss Fraud: We Didn’t Bother to Look at the Endorsements On Our Own Checks, But Grant Thornton Should Have!

The latest news in the Koss Corporation fraud committed by ex-VP of Finance Sue Sachdeva is a lawsuit filed by the company against Sachdeva and auditors Grant Thornton. It’s unlikely that the company will collect much from Sachdeva, but the auditors are a great target because they have deep pockets (especially in the form of … Read more Koss Fraud: We Didn’t Bother to Look at the Endorsements On Our Own Checks, But Grant Thornton Should Have!

Update on Koss Fraud

The story of the alleged $31 million fraud at Koss Corp by the company’s former VP of Finance, Sue Sachdeva, hasn’t gotten much air time over the last month or so.  Aside from the usual class action lawsuits when there is a fraud discovered at a public company, the only bits of news that are … Read more Update on Koss Fraud

Koss Fraud: Unrecorded Revenue?

How does a company with about $40 million in annual revenue fall victim to a $31 million (or more) fraud by the VP of Finance? Simply, Koss Corp. gave Sue Sachdeva the keys to the castle. She apparently ran the company’s finance function with little oversight from anyone else. Koss has done something I think … Read more Koss Fraud: Unrecorded Revenue?

More Fallout From Koss Fraud, But Michael Koss Stays on Strattec Board

The latest news related to the $31 million fraud committed by Koss Corp.’s ex-VP of Finance Sue Sachdeva is activity at Strattec. Laughably, Michael Koss was the chairman of Strattec’s audit committee since 2003. In January, he was removed as head of that committee, but still remains on the board and on the audit committee. … Read more More Fallout From Koss Fraud, But Michael Koss Stays on Strattec Board

Compliance Week Article: Koss Fraud Spotlights Small Filers’ Internal Control Issues

An article in today’s Compliance Week, Koss Fraud Spotlights Small Filers’ Internal Control Issues (subscription required), quotes me on internal controls and the auditors as it relates to the huge fraud committed by VP of Finance Sue Sachdeva at Koss Corp (NASDAQ:KOSS). I’m no fan of Sarbanes-Oxley because I believe it was ridiculously expensive, and … Read more Compliance Week Article: Koss Fraud Spotlights Small Filers’ Internal Control Issues

Koss Fraud Spotlights Small Filers’ Internal Control Issues

Compliance Week – Tammy Whitehouse As Congress debates whether to exempt non-accelerated filers permanently from internal control audits—and that debate may take much longer than many expect—lawmakers might want to ponder the breathtaking fraud at Koss Corp. and its implications for external auditors’ role in preventing and detecting management deception.

Koss Fraud: Losses Higher, Grant Thornton Fired, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause Hired

I’ve had plenty to say about the massive fraud Koss Corp has suffered at the hands of their Vice President of Finance, Sue Sachdeva. In this news story from Milwaukee’s ABC affiliate, WISN 12, I talk about how a company with annual revenue in the $40 million range can fall victim to a fraud loss … Read more Koss Fraud: Losses Higher, Grant Thornton Fired, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause Hired

Expert in Koss Case Blames Michael Koss and Management for Fraud

It has been almost four years since the massive fraud committed by Sujata Sachdeva against her employer, Koss Corp., was uncovered. A year after the discovery, Koss sued Park Bank for failing to find the fraud.  The company says that Park Bank should have known that a fraud was occurring when Koss employees with proper … Read more Expert in Koss Case Blames Michael Koss and Management for Fraud