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July 25, 2002 Online
"....Sultan puts down roots on east coast. Nearly two months after opening its office on 551 Madison Avenue in New York, the California-based investigative and business intelligence firm Sultan & Company is beefing up its staff on the East Coast. The new managing director of the New York operation, Keith Cipollaro, has just been joined by Tracey Yasunaga. A former Kroll Associates staffer - from 1993 to 2001 - Cipollaro aims to increase the firm's market share in New York where the security and financial markets have been booming since September 11."
ALEXANDER AUERBACH PUBLIC RELATIONS: Top Corporate Investigations Experts weigh Impact of Terrorist Attacks on Emerging Growth Companies.
For release, October 26, 2001.
"Prior to 9-11, many executives were unaware how easy it is to created a false identity in the United States and to fraudulently octain official government documents, such as a social security # to open a US bank account, or a license to drive trucks transporting hazardous materials. ...Ira Lifland, a director at Sultan & Company, said companies should routinely ask applicants and current employees to sign a Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) notification form. ...Most importantly, it allows a company to covertly investigate and re-investigate an employee at anytime during their employment."
THE STAR-LEDGER: BUSH: CORPORATE SCANDALS A BAD BUSINESS. The Star-Ledger, Joseph Perone
July 20, 2002
New York: "President Bush called yesterday for tougher prison terms for crooked executives and a financial-crimes SWAT team to "end the days of cooking the books, shading the truth, and breaking our laws." ...In the long run, there is no capitalism without conscience, and no wealth without character, said the President. ...Experts in white collar crime said that restoring public trust in the capital markets will take time. "There is no magic pill you can take overnight to cure these ills," said Christina Sultan, managing direcctor of Sultan & Co., a forensic accounting firm in Los Angeles. U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton sat just a few tables away from Bush as he criticized the abuses and excesses of the 1990's."
DUE DILIGENCE AT WARP SPEED. Office.com, Sharlene McCooey
Los Angeles: "Most companies can expect to pay between $5,000 - $10,000 to have their company looked at, pre-deal. For larger companies, the bill can be as high as $15,000 - $20,000, said Sultan, Managing Director of a firm that specializes in, among other things, deal due diligence for private investment banks. "We once had to drive out to a large farm that was seeking financing, and count the number of cattle there," said Neil Millard, partner at White & Case LLP, a worldwide law firm that specializes in finance and underwriting for venture capital companies. "
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